First build, Gaming, graphic design. 1500$ish (not complete)


Sep 3, 2011
[strike][/strike]So far here's what I have

Intel Core i7-3770 Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I73770


ASUS P8Z77-V DELUXE LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard


preferred Graphics card:
Galaxy 68NPH6DV5ZGX GeForce GTX 680 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card


Subtotal: $1,094.97

Approximate Purchase A.S.A.P

Budget Range: 1500-2000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, graphics design, streaming, video editing

Parts Not Required: Speakers, Mouse, Keyboard

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg but I'm not that picky, just familiar with it.

Country: America

Parts Preferences: intel

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe, I've not read up on this enough to know if it would be worth investing in.

Monitor Resolution:I'd like a nice resolution, but I'll also be playing on a high def 64 inch flat screen

Additional Comments: Build purpose is to last me 6+ years without having to do any heavy upgrading while still being able to run at a decent speed.
I could do with a new monitor but it isn't required, preferred os would be windows 7 but I have xp. I'm not planning on running dual video cards but I wouldn't say I won't.

I feel like I'd be willing to cut back on my graphics card if someone had a good alternative to it for a better price as the 500 is kind of steep, but I'd quite like to have the i7 and motherboard unless there is better for an equivalent price. As for everything else, I'm looking around but I'd like a little help finding compatible parts if possible. My budget is not set in stone but I'd like to be around the 1500 dollar range if at all possible.

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