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    Need help with first build!

    As the title says I am building my first computer. I want it to be able to run ultra graphics on WoW comfortably with no lag. I would like to keep my budget under $1500 but I will pay what I have to. I do not need a monitor or any peripherals. If anyone could suggest a complete computer build for me that would be very much appreciated! (New parts only, I do not want to use any parts I already have)

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    Moderator chazus's Avatar
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    Nov 2011
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    You're welcome to change to another case if you like. I just picked one that is likely in the price range you're looking for (there are certainly cheaper ones). I also assumed that there weren't too many other AAA games (i.e. games that take up a lot of space) so the 120gb SSD ought to be enough. If you need more, just get the 240. I also assumed a 1TB HDD, but again you can remove it if you want.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($223.79 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($32.21 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Corsair 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.00 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($109.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($429.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT Phantom (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $1321.88
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-04 22:41 EST-0500)

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