Looking to get a new CPU since my old one's been dead a long time and my laptop isn't liking how much I'm over-using it. Mainly used for gaming, watching HD video, basic stuff but I do want the games to be able to play at top end now, hoping it'll last a while before replacement.
Looking at a pre-built because my last computer that I bought parts and made myself with a friend didn't last very long, don't want a repeat. I tried throwing most of these parts (or like models) into newegg/amazon just to see price difference in pre-made vs making it myself and there was hardly a difference in price.
Currently trying to stay under $1,500 not counting shipping/taxes, and I have my own monitor/keyboard/mouse so this is pure CPU. Did upgrade cooling system because I live in Phoenix...has a tendency even with good A/C to overheat practically everything.
Case 1 x NZXT Phantom 410 Gaming Case-Black
Case Lighting 0 x None-
iBUYPOWER Labs - Noise Reduction 0 x None-
iBUYPOWER Labs - Internal Expansion 0 x None-
Processor 1 x Intel® Core™ i7 3820 Processor (4x 3.60GHz/10MB L3 Cache)-Intel Core i7 3820 w/ Intel Performance Tuning Protection
iBUYPOWER PowerDrive 0 x None-
Processor Cooling 1 x Corsair Hydro Series H60 Liquid CPU Cooling System-ARC Dual Silent High Performance Fan Upgrade (Push-Pull Airflow)
Memory 1 x 16 GB [4 GB X4] DDR3-1866 Memory Module-Corsair or Major Brand **Free Upgrade to DDR3-2133 G.SKILL RipjawsX**
Video Card 1 x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 - 2GB - FREE Upgrade to 660 2GB EVGA Superclocked-Single Card
Video Card Brand 1 x Major Brand Powered by AMD or NVIDIA-
Free Stuff 1 x [FREE] - Gigabyte GC-WB300D Bluetooth 4.0 / Dual Band WiFi Expansion Card-Free with purchase of Intel Desktop
Free Stuff 1 x [FREE] - Razer Arctosa Gaming Keyboard-Free with purchase of any desktop
Motherboard 1 x ASUS P9X79 LE -- 2x USB 3.0-
Power Supply 1 x 500 Watt - Corsair CX500 V2-
Primary Hard Drive 1 x 2 TB HARD DRIVE -- 64M Cache, 7200rpm, 6.0Gb/s-Single Drive
Data Hard Drive 0 x None-
Optical Drive 1 x [12X Blu-Ray] LG BLU-RAY Reader, DVD±R/±RW Burner Combo Drive-Black
2nd Optical Drive 0 x None-
Flash Media Reader / Writer 0 x None-
Meter Display 1 x NZXT Sentry 2 Touch Screen Fan Controller & Temperature Display-
USB Expansion 0 x None-
Sound Card 1 x Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio-w/ FREE Creative Labs Fatal1ty Gaming Headset ($49 Value)
Network Card 1 x Intel Pro 10/100/1000 Network Card-
Operating System 1 x Windows 8 + Office 2010 Trial [Free 60-Day !!!]-64-bit
Monitor 0 x None-
2nd Monitor 0 x None-
Speaker System 0 x None-
Video Camera 0 x None-
Advanced Build Options 1 x Professional wiring for all cables inside the system tower-Basic Pro Wiring
Advanced Build Options 1 x Professional wiring for all cables inside the system tower-Achieve exceptional airflow in your chassis
Case Engraving Service 0 x None-
Warranty 1 x 3 Year Standard Warranty Service-
Rush Service 1 x Rush Service Fee (not shipping fee)-No Rush Service, Estimate Ship date by 12-10-2012
Subtotal* $1465.00 (plus tax & shipping)
Any help would be appreciated!
Edit: Oh, and for hard drive I probably will add a SSD for a couple things but I think I can safely install/add that myself later.