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January 23, 2013 4:37:59 AM

This is my first build and i want to build an OK gaming desktop. My Budget is $2500 and I don't know much about PC but I do understand a bit.
My build's specs so far are:
CPU- Intel® Core™ i7-3770T Processor
Motherboard- Asus Sabertooth Z77
GPU- Nvidia Geforce GTX 670
Sound Card- Asus Xonar Essence STX
Hard Drive- Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB
Disk Drive- Asus BW-12B1ST
Network Card- Edimax PCI 300Mbps Wireless 802.11n Network Card EW-7722IN
Memory- 16gb AMD Radeon Edition DD3R

I do not have a power supply yet because i dont know how much power it requires and dont have a case because i dont know what will fit. I also am thinking about having SSD and HDD but it might work out to expensive.
Also if you know of something that i can get that works the same but is a bit cheaper please tell me.
Help would be much appreciated.

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January 23, 2013 10:01:37 AM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ($50 after rebate, free shipping)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ($80 after promo code)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $150 (skip the separate video card)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $310 after promo code
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $87 (use only two ram slots for better stability)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (I like the maxblast cloning software; would buy seagate just for this) $90
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $375 after rebate

Total: about $1342 after rebates and promo codes. I like biostar boards; they have fewer ram issues, and good automatic overclocking software in the bios. Always use the bios for overclocking, not the windows software.
January 23, 2013 10:48:35 AM

Well, what will you use the computer for? This is very important to consider when choosing the right components.
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a b B Homebuilt system
a b 4 Gaming
January 23, 2013 10:58:54 AM

Just throwing it out there. With $2500, you can get some pretty high-end parts although not all of the parts I put below are well thought-out. Depending on your primary usage, parts needed and preferred, a couple things could be swap out.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X60 98.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($140.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-GD55 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($128.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($51.59 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($154.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($219.99 @ Adorama)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($378.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Stryker (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair 760W 80 PLUS Platinum Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($163.98 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus PB278Q 27.0" Monitor ($674.59 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $2344.05
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-23 07:58 EST-0500)
a b B Homebuilt system
a b 4 Gaming
January 23, 2013 5:45:17 PM

Moniter is up to you

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

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($40.98 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Crucial M4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($192.16 @ Adorama)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($77.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($424.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 600T ATX Mid Tower Case ($133.56 @ Mac Connection)
Power Supply: SeaSonic X Series 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($55.98 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1590.59
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-23 14:44 EST-0500)
a b B Homebuilt system
January 23, 2013 6:03:10 PM

Here is the whole works, monitor, keyboard, mouse, et al. Went with a non-OC build but if you want to OC get the i5-3570k, 212 EVO cooler, and AsRock Extreme 4 motherboard.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Asus P8H77-V ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($40.98 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($409.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced ATX Full Tower Case ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($84.00 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Asus VE258Q 25.0" Monitor ($229.14 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Keyboard: KeyTronic E03601P2M Wired Standard Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($36.94 @ Newegg)
Total: $1556.95
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-23 15:01 EST-0500)
January 23, 2013 9:24:25 PM

Thanks for helping me and I will consider a few of those products. The PC will be for gaming.
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