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$1500 Gaming PC Build HELP!

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January 20, 2013 3:58:40 PM

I have never built a PC before and I love gaming. But I'm looking to switch to PC gaming. I'm looking for good graphics and I don't care about aesthetics or power efficiency. I will also be able to upgrade parts when I get more money. And I only need one hardrive for now and will add more later if needed. So long story short I was wondering if anyone can help me with the build I'm looking for.

Thanks,
John

Games I'm looking to play are COD, WOW, Fary Cry 3 and Minecraft.

More about : 1500 gaming build

a c 283 4 Gaming
January 20, 2013 4:23:50 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($369.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($67.41 @ Mac Connection)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1205.31
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-20 13:23 EST-0500)
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January 20, 2013 4:40:48 PM

Thanks amd radeon!

Now would I be able to add a second Graphic Card and water cooling system to pump the build up more later on? And whats with the two storage pieces? Just trying to learn!

Thanks!
John
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a b 4 Gaming
January 20, 2013 4:44:48 PM

whats ur maximum budget and country of origin and do u need monitor.os.keyboard.mouse

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a c 283 4 Gaming
January 20, 2013 4:45:19 PM

you can add another 7970 :)  7970 is a beast when it comes to crossfire
see this chart 7970 crossfire is in the top 10 list
http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/2012-vga-gpgpu/19-To...

2 storage =
SSD for OS windows and program/games so that it load/chache faster
HDD 2tb is for storage, data video music, etc
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a b 4 Gaming
January 20, 2013 4:54:05 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yBJr
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yBJr/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yBJr/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Sandisk Extreme 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($105.59 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($77.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($397.98 @ Newegg)
Case: XClio Nighthawk ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX750B BRONZE 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Keyboard: Razer Arctosa Wired Standard Keyboard ($40.24 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Cooler Master SGM-2000-MLON1 Wired Optical Mouse ($32.54 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1357.24
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-20 13:53 EST-0500)

with windows.keyboard.mouse. all u need my friend.

Base Total: $1449.26
Mail-in Rebates: -$25.00
Shipping: $12.98
Total: $1437.24

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January 20, 2013 4:57:33 PM

Max Budget is $1500 for the tower. Monitor, OS, Mouse and Keyboard will be found later on. USA is my origin. May want to add a second Monitor so i can throw toolbars to the side for games like WOW. Now the SSD for the OS and Games. What if I plan on making a gaming library?
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a b 4 Gaming
January 20, 2013 5:23:05 PM

ok.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yC2W

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yC2W
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yC2W/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yC2W/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Kingston Black 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($70.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Sandisk Extreme 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($105.59 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($307.55 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($307.55 @ Newegg)
Case: XClio Nighthawk ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX750B BRONZE 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1394.60
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-20 14:22 EST-0500)

Base Total: $1479.49
Mail-in Rebates: -$25.00
Shipping: $20.11
Total: $1474.60

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January 21, 2013 12:19:29 AM

Best answer selected by jpwrobleski1992.
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a b 4 Gaming
January 21, 2013 12:20:19 AM

cheers
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