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January 11, 2013 2:50:40 PM

This will be my first time building a pc. I'll mainly be using it for gaming, movies and music. I'm trying to stick to around $1200-$1300 (less if possible) with the monitor. Any comments or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($127.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($359.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($55.98 @ NCIX US)
Monitor: Asus VE248H 24.0" Monitor ($181.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $1286.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-11 11:48 EST-0500)

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a b 4 Gaming
January 11, 2013 4:09:38 PM

If you don't plan to add second gpu later, get ascrock pro4 mobo.
Actually 550W psu will do, save a bit there. Corsair is a good choice.
For gaming 16 GB of RAM is way TOO MUCH. 8 GB will do.

Here actually take a look
a b 4 Gaming
January 11, 2013 4:21:25 PM

^ +1