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$1500 Gaming PC Build HELP!

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.
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  1. 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)
  2. 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
  3. whats ur maximum budget and country of origin and do u need monitor.os.keyboard.mouse
  4. 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-Tom-s-Hardware-Index-C-Extreme,2977.html

    2 storage =
    SSD for OS windows and program/games so that it load/chache faster
    HDD 2tb is for storage, data video music, etc
  5. 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
  6. 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?
  7. Best answer
    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

    :D
  8. Best answer selected by jpwrobleski1992.
  9. cheers
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