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$1500 PC Build (First Build)

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January 20, 2013 3:11:43 PM

Hello Everyone,

I am planning to build my first PC in a couple of months and was wondering if this was a good build before

I order all of the parts. If there are any problems or parts that you think are better please leave a suggestion.

Is everything compatible?

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January 21, 2013 4:02:05 PM

$1500 budget with everything and you're getting a GTX 650??? No, just no. Drop the sound card - you don't need it. I'd scrap that whole build - you especially don't need the expensive peripherals initially - and go with something like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U9B SE2 37.9 CFM CPU Cooler ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($91.33 @ NCIX US)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($364.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Gunmetal/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($107.59 @ Mwave)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk II 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($104.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VE247H 23.6" Monitor ($167.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1470.37
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-21 13:01 EST-0500)
January 21, 2013 4:29:01 PM

Best answer selected by ultimateugabuga.