New Build - $1500 Budget

Approximate Purchase Date: Right Now


Budget Range: $1500


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, video editing, developing


Are you buying a monitor: No


Do you need to buy OS: Yes


Location: Phoenix, AZ


Parts Preferences: Intel is preferred but wouldnt mind going to AMD if I can get fairly close to same performance if it gets me within my budget

No

SLI or Crossfire: No


Additional Comments: For OS I want windows 7, software I could/would using are photoshop, dreamweaver, eclipse, xampp, video studios, diablo 3, left for dead 2, aliens: colonial marines, borderlands 2. I would prefer to have the hdd + ssd setup


And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Old computer crapped out, 6 years old anyway and slow for today's standards
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  1. Here, this will max out every game at good fps. If you are not overclocking you can buy the non K version of 3570 and just use the intel cooler so you can save around an extra $60 to get a better ssd or something oyu like.
  2. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($289.98 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.99 @ Microcenter)
    Storage: Plextor M5S Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($94.99 @ Microcenter)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($244.99 @ Newegg)
    Wireless Network Adapter: Rosewill RNX-N150PCe 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT Phantom (Black/Green) ATX Full Tower Case ($119.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($79.20 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1125.65
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-21 20:05 EST-0500)

    Hi, this is the best for the money :).

    Do you want a Mid Tower or Full Tower? If you have any questions please fire away!
  3. For video editing, nvidia cards are better suited for you with cuda support, and since you want to play borderlands 2 with physX, the 670 gtx is a good option, if you don't plan to overclock get the xeon 1230 V2, it's the i7 without the on die gpu, my suggestion :

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V2 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($234.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($76.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.99 @ Microcenter)
    Storage: Crucial M4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($186.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($369.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Titanium Grey) ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($79.20 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1234.10
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)


    Get the ssd in amazon.
    The 16GB here : http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=73133&vpn=F3-12800CL10D-16GBXL&manufacture=G%2ESkill
    And hdd : http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=74462&promoid=1302
    If you plant to overclock get this : http://pcpartpicker.com/p/F4XQ
    Same changes for the ram and hdd.
  4. Oh yeah, have to agree with DJ with that.
  5. I see the builds so far show with 8gb for memory. Would it be overkill if I wanted to upgrade to 16gb? I just have alot of apps open at one time, eclipse, dreamweaver, photoshop, xampp running and a lot of other apps open at the same time.
  6. Well my build is pretty much done, 2 things though the cable management sucks so need to redo it and I think I broke the case where the fan goes in the front. The top right part of the panel wont click back into place so it hangs out a little bit. Extremely upset, I simply snapped it off like before with no problems but for some reason it wont snap back on anymore. Here is a photo of this horrendous cable management job:

    http://s9.postimage.org/tosxmmlvv/20130308_165259.jpg
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