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January 28, 2013 12:51:45 AM

I need to build a pc that has great quality but not as much as $1,500.I just am nervous for getting the wrong parts and just wasting my money on them.I would also like to know what materials I will need throughout the building process cause this is the first time I will ever build a pc!I will buy anything that will not overheat my desktop and keep it working with great quality.If possible please guys send me the link of the items.

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January 28, 2013 1:05:14 AM

Here is a build for you to consider:

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/A0gs/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/A0gs/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G45 Thunderbolt ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($137.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Corsair Force Series GT 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($309.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Sniper ATX Mid Tower Case ($149.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($145.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VH236H 23.0" Monitor ($158.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1569.73

Here are some videos to help you build:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKnbazLsM7g
http://www.newegg.com/Computer-Hardware/Store

Watch the videos and the building will be simple
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January 28, 2013 1:05:54 AM

what is the PC for?
are you from US/canada?
need to buy OS/LCD/keyboard?
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January 28, 2013 1:07:48 AM

AMD Radeon said:
what is the PC for?
are you from US/canada?
need to buy OS/LCD/keyboard?


The pc is for gaming such as guild wars 2,WoW,etc.
I am from the US and I have a monitor and keyboard.
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January 28, 2013 1:08:03 AM

The only materials you'll need is a building surface such as a wood table that won't build up static electric and a non-magnetized screwdriver.

As for the computer, do a little bit of reading as to what overclocking is and ask yourself if you want to do that - it changes our response a lot.

Then give us a definite budget and tell us what you're using the computer FOR. (Gaming, 3d rendering, audio editing, normal schoolwork, web browsing...)
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January 28, 2013 1:08:24 AM

avenseth12 said:
Here is a build for you to consider:

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/A0gs/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/A0gs/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G45 Thunderbolt ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($137.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Corsair Force Series GT 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($309.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Sniper ATX Mid Tower Case ($149.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($145.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VH236H 23.0" Monitor ($158.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1569.73

Here are some videos to help you build:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKnbazLsM7g
http://www.newegg.com/Computer-Hardware/Store

Watch the videos and the building will be simple

thanks and I will for sure look at it.Thanks for taking your time to help.
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January 28, 2013 1:09:57 AM

This is the prebuilt section but...

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/A0nE

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3820 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H55 57.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus P9X79 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($249.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($40.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 4GB Video Card ($419.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B3ST/BLK/G/AS DVD/CD Writer ($29.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 Full (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1340.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-27 22:13 EST-0500)

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January 28, 2013 1:10:38 AM

do you want to max out 1500? or stay within ideal price/sweetspot?
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January 28, 2013 1:12:25 AM

So first thing you got to do is break down your essentials and non essentials. Essentials include case, monitor, keyboard, mouse, and speakers. Non Essentials are everything else. Essentials you really cant go wrong with, but you HAVE to have. non essentials need to be placed perfectly but you can always vary on those parts.

Essentials

Case: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite... 49.99
Monitor: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite... (x3) 329.97
Keyboard: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite... 51.32
Mouse: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite... 44.96
Speakers: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite... 44.99

Nonessentials:
Motherboard: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite... 189.99
CPU: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite... 154.99
RAM: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite... (x2) 39.98
Video Card: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite... 224.99
SSD http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite... 184.99
HD: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite... 69.99
DVD: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite... 19.99
OS: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite... 89.99
PSU: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite... 59.99

Total: 1556.13

This is one of the best builds money can buy.
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January 28, 2013 1:13:32 AM

DarkSable said:
The only materials you'll need is a building surface such as a wood table that won't build up static electric and a non-magnetized screwdriver.

As for the computer, do a little bit of reading as to what overclocking is and ask yourself if you want to do that - it changes our response a lot.

Then give us a definite budget and tell us what you're using the computer FOR. (Gaming, 3d rendering, audio editing, normal schoolwork, web browsing...)


I will not be overclocking for the first time building a pc but in the future, I will try it and I would like to use the pc for gaming,school work,and some web browsing.Its mostly gaming though.
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January 28, 2013 1:14:11 AM

I hate to tell you but the CPU, RAM, MOBO and HDD, OS are essentials -- i think you mislabeled your categories
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January 28, 2013 1:14:46 AM

aonor said:
This is the prebuilt section but...

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/A0nE

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3820 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H55 57.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus P9X79 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($249.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($40.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 4GB Video Card ($419.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B3ST/BLK/G/AS DVD/CD Writer ($29.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 Full (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1340.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-27 22:13 EST-0500)

thanks i will take a look at
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January 28, 2013 1:15:04 AM

AMD Radeon said:
do you want to max out 1500? or stay within ideal price/sweetspot?


I can max it out :) 
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January 28, 2013 1:15:17 AM

My build has LGA 2011 upgrade path and windows 8....=0
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January 28, 2013 1:17:18 AM

sanser said:
I can max it out :) 


Either get GTX 680 / AMD Radeon hd 7970 or a SSD, though the GPU directly impacts your gaming more than the SSD does, so...
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January 28, 2013 1:18:43 AM

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 ($29.99 @ Best Buy)
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G45 Thunderbolt ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($137.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($73.74 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Crucial M4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($359.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional Gold 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($144.49 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1391.99
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-27 22:17 EST-0500)

this one is pretty overkill to play WOW, and guild wars :)  i play those games too

as a student, i think you need to buy 2nd monitor. i case you are doing some literature/coding homework, dual monitor help you a lot, one screen for reading, one for typing
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January 28, 2013 1:21:27 AM

So Amd Radeon, you using intel's cpu and nvidia's gpu?
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January 28, 2013 1:24:39 AM

AMD Radeon said:
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 ($29.99 @ Best Buy)
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G45 Thunderbolt ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($137.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($73.74 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Crucial M4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($359.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional Gold 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($144.49 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1391.99
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-27 22:17 EST-0500)

this one is pretty overkill to play WOW, and guild wars :)  i play those games too

as a student, i think you need to buy 2nd monitor. i case you are doing some literature/coding homework, dual monitor help you a lot, one screen for reading, one for typing

Thanks and i will think about the 2nd monitor.Thanks for the advice
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January 28, 2013 1:35:57 AM

DarkSable said:
The only materials you'll need is a building surface such as a wood table that won't build up static electric and a non-magnetized screwdriver.

As for the computer, do a little bit of reading as to what overclocking is and ask yourself if you want to do that - it changes our response a lot.

Then give us a definite budget and tell us what you're using the computer FOR. (Gaming, 3d rendering, audio editing, normal schoolwork, web browsing...)


I heard you can touch the metal part of the case,is that true?
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January 28, 2013 2:16:31 AM

Yes you can and as I said watch the videos a few times they will help you. I think its so funny an AMD recommending Intel/Nvidia parts. He might want to change his tag line
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