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Hey guys I'm pretty new to gaming and building (this will be my first build). I want to be able to have a cpu and motherboard that will last 5 years, and I want my graphic card to last at least 3 years playing on high and maybe even medium. I am willing to take any suggestions you guys may have, also my gaming build limit is $1200-1500. Here is what I got so far.

Edit: So after a lot of research and a lot!!! of help from everybody who replied to my thread (Once again thank you all so very much, I really do appreciate it!), below is my "final build". I also plan on going with a red and black theme, which is why I chose the case, motherboard, PSU, and ram that I did; plus there really good too smile.gif. Feel free to still reply and put your own opinions/suggestions in. I still have time to build this (late may/early june), plus I love learning and hearing about new ideas thumb.gif.

(Build updated on 4/26/12)

CPU: Intel Core i7 2600K Sandy Bridge (@ Microcenter)

Cooling: Hyper 212+ ($29.99 @Newegg)

Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (@ Microcenter)

Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)

Memory for netbook: CORSAIR 8GB 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3 1333 Laptop Memory ($52.99 @Newegg)

Hard Drive: Seagate 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.99 @ Newegg)

Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($259.99 @ Newegg)

Case: Storm Trooper ($149.99 @ Newegg)

Power Supply: Seasonic M12II 620w Power Supply ($89.99@ Newegg)

Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)

Fan Controller: Nzxt Mesh ($32.49 @Performancepc)

6 Fans: Cool Master 120mm Up to 69CFM (maximum RPM) 19 dB-A silent ($49.14 @ Ebay)

Netbook: ACER ASPIRE ONE AO722-0825 ($304.14 @ Target)

Plus Newegg shipping: $9.66

Microcenter CPU + MB: 315.01

Total: $1,450.07
Edited by suave stats - 4/26/12 at 6:59pm
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Originally Posted by suave stats View Post

Hey guys I'm pretty new to gaming and building, but Ive being doing tons of research and I think thats my problem. I have read a lot in these forums and on other sites too, but my problem is I keep getting mixed answers. I want to be able to have a cpu and motherboard that will last 5 years, and when I say last I mean be able to play games not physical damage or anything like that. Also I want my graphic card to last anywhere from 3-5 years playing on high and maybe even medium, but definitely not on low. I am willing to take any suggestions you guys may have I would really appreciate it, and my gaming build limit is $1300-15000. Here is my build so far.
DVD Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136240
Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119245
HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148697
Video Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130687
PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139015
RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314
Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271
CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072
CPU Fan/Heatsink: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065

If you want it to last, spend more of your money on your GPU. Everything there is fine but the power supply is an overkill, and if you want it to last 5 years I would also get a better GPU.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151095

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125414
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What gpu would you recommend? Yes I know the power supply is overkill, but for me to go for a lower wattage power supply the price difference wasn't worth it.
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ooooh yes a better gpu. and get a bluray player. I mean why not? And if you can wait for ivy bridge. that will also help.
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What gpu would you recommend? Yes I know the power supply is overkill, but for me to go for a lower wattage power supply the price difference wasn't worth it.

he supplys a link for both psu and gpu that he recommends, what is the price of everything that YOU picked out in first post. that way to have a starting point for adding or replacing things in that build and stay in the limit. btw it says 15,000 instead of 1,500 lol
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What gpu would you recommend? Yes I know the power supply is overkill, but for me to go for a lower wattage power supply the price difference wasn't worth it.

Check my links on the original post wink.gif.

The new power supply is 620w and new GPU is a AMD 7950.
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Yes this system will work, however to say that you want a computer to last THIS long or That long is impossible. My system for example was a Freaking Badass system back in 2009, how long did it take to get obsolete? 1 year.... Technology evolves much to fast for anyone to make a truly future proof PC unless they travel through Time and buy a Super Computer from 2033, and comes back with it. However you CAN build a computer that will handle a specific task. If your going to be gaming, I would hold out and wait for Ivy Bridge to come, That way, if It is too expensive on launch, you will get that i5 at a much cheaper price, or maybe even upgrade to an i7 2600K. However most importantly for gaming is your Graphics Card. Right now? Im just saying.. the GTX 680 is your best bet, it is a TANK. However if its too costly, You can look around and maybe find a pair of GTX 570's Remember, with Nvidia, you can Scale multiple GPU's up to 4 as long as they are the same GPU
    
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he supplys a link for both psu and gpu that he recommends, what is the price of everything that YOU picked out in first post. that way to have a starting point for adding or replacing things in that build and stay in the limit. btw it says 15,000 instead of 1,500 lol

wow did not see those links a few mins ago smh, and maybe I wanted it to say 15,000 pshhh lol. Im jk thank you for finding that typo smile.gif
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Check my links on the original post wink.gif.
The new power supply is 620w and new GPU is a AMD 7950.

Yes I see it now idk why I didn't before, but thank you very much smile.gif. I do have two other questions though, would that gpu last me 5 years and would I be better off upgrading to the newest and best at that time or doing a sli or crossfire configuration?
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Part list permalink / Part price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Microcenter)
the 2500k is the best CPU for gaming out there right now and it should last you at least 5 years
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($22.99 @ NCIX US)
the hyper 212+ is the best cooler in that price range. It can OC you CPU to 4.5Ghz fine thumb.gif
Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.86 @ Newegg)
Extreme3 is great for overclocking and dirty cheap for the performance. ASRock and ASUS are great MOBO Manufacutres; I rarely hear problems.
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg) 1600Mhz ram in one stick (less sticks the better because there is less stress on the memory controller). G.Skill is my go-to brand for ram because they have amazing heat spreaders and are relatively cheap; I've had no problems.
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($94.99 @ Best Buy)
1 TB HDD cheap. Seagates are alright I mostly use WD.
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card ($507.55 @ Newegg)
Great to have the newest card/ best performing card now if you want to wait to upgrade. EVGA has the best Nvdia Graphics cards because of their fans and warranty.
Case: Cooler Master Storm Trooper ATX Full Tower Case ($149.99 @ Newegg)
You picked this one
Power Supply: Rosewill 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($80.00 @ Newegg)
Gold rated 650W PSU. Rosewill has good PSUs
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)

Total: $1243.35
Edited by UltraHoboLord - 4/9/12 at 8:11pm
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