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Looking for a solid Intel build for around $1500

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February 9, 2013 4:02:33 AM

Hello,

Somewhere around $1500 give or take. Going to be using Windows 7 Home Premium. Would prefer a full tower, but open to suggestions. been playing around with a few builds but I'm still pretty new (only build 1 pc, and it was on an $800 budget)

appreciate the help guys!

Approximate Purchase Date: By the end of the month

Budget Range: ~$1500, after rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Streaming, Video

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: Full-Build

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: generally use newegg, willing to buy from multiple places if it saves me a decent amount of money

Location: Bloomington, IL

Parts Preferences: Intel and EVGA, open to suggestions

Overclocking: Never overclocked before, but looking to start

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080, 1920x1200 playing on a 40" t.v. at the moment, have a 23inch monitor on the way

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Been a couple years since my last build, passing off the old one to a friend and upgrading to something faster.

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February 9, 2013 4:29:16 AM

Sounds exactly like the situation I was in I just had around a 1200 dollar Intel build (got Windows 8 for free on Dreamspark through school) and just sold my old computer to my friend. This is the list for the build that I got if it helps you out a bit:

Rosewill Thor V2 Full Tower
Seasonic X-750 80 Plus Gold
Intel i5 3570K 3.4Ghz
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO (push pull config.)
AsRock Z77 Extreme 4 ATX
ASUS Geforce GTX660Ti OC Edition
1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM HDD
250GB Samsung 840 Series SSD

I really recommend Seasonic for a PSU brand. It runs silent and is super efficient along with Corsair being a great brand. Also I too was looking for an EVGA graphics card, but found this ASUS 660Ti on sale for 285 and I have to say...It is a beast. I really enjoy ASUS products due to how well they are made and it really is a sturdy card.
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February 9, 2013 4:42:47 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($80.76 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-GD55 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($132.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($389.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: Thermaltake VN700M1W2N ATX Full Tower Case ($117.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1361.49
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-09 01:45 EST-0500)

You would probably want to get two of these for the case.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103073
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February 9, 2013 4:46:31 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 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: G.Skill NS Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital RE4 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.02 @ Compuvest)
Storage: Sandisk Extreme 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($199.95 @ Adorama)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($363.48 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Antec Eleven Hundred ATX Full Tower Case ($112.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On IHAS324-98 DVD/CD Writer ($24.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 Full (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1379.35
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-09 01:46 EST-0500)

Enjoy
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February 9, 2013 4:52:51 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Xigmatek AEGIR SD128264 89.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($64.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme6 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($159.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 EG 1TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.88 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: OCZ Vector Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($229.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($349.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF XM (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($113.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Case Fan: Xigmatek XAF-F1251 75.3 CFM 120mm Fan ($11.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1360.75
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-09 01:51 EST-0500)

added second fan for a push pull config on the CPU heatsink

Just add the $90 for the windows 7
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