$1200 developer, movies and mild gaming PC


Sep 9, 2011
Approximate Purchase Date: In a week

Budget Range: Abut $1200 USD

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Programming, movies, surfing the internet, gaming

Parts Not Required: monitor(will buy this later)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Since am in India i ll go and buy like olden days.

Country of Origin: India

Parts Preferences: Does not matter

Overclocking: No / Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No / Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080, 1920x1200

Additional Comments: I have been reading all the posts here from past few months, since i was planning to buy system.

My budget of $1200 USD is for only case and things inside it(CPU), mouse and keyboard. I shall buy 2 monitors later.

Here is my setup, please help me out:

Corsair DDR3 1600 2 X 4gb

Coolmaster HAF 932

intel i7 2600k

Mother Broad:
Asus P8Z68-V Pro(hope this will support ivy bridge)

Corsair HX650(hope this is enough)

Hard drive:
Seagate 1TB(since its cheap)

Mostly i won`t buy video card, i think onboard GPU on SB should be enough for me.

Mouse and keyboard: Still thinking, since i will be coding allot.

Monitor: DELL u2311 or DELL u2312
I have separate budget for monitor.

I would like to upgrade this system later with may be GPU and ivy bridge. Basically want future proof computer.

Please advice..

Warm Regards,