Re: Getting a new computer. 1500 budget
I'm sorry for the delayed response, but here's what I've come up with. Don't think of it as something set in stone, but more something to get you started. Another thing to note is that all these prices come from newegg.
CPU: Intel i5 3570k (Gives you the option to OC) - $229.99
CPU cooler: Artic Cooling Freezer 13 (Feel free to upgrade if you wish to do some serious overclocking) - $39.99
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-v pro - $209.99
HDD: 500GB Western Digital (Increase or decrease storage size as necessary) - $99.99
SSD: 128GB Crucial m4 (not necessary, and could be bought at a later date) - $124.99
RAM: 8GB(2x4GB) 1600mhz GSkill X Series - $46.99
PSU: Corsair HX750 Modular - $144.99
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium (Assuming you want Windows, that is) - $99.99
That leaves $600, roughly, for the other parts; monitor, case, DVD drive, keyboard, mouse, and a GPU.
I'd recommend a Dell UltraSharp monitor, whatever size you like. Case is completely up to personal preferences (so I can't help you there sorry). DVD drives aren't that important, most will do. You can even get a Blu-Ray player if you want. The keyboard and mouse are also down to personal preference, but you don't need to spend too much money on them if you don't want to. And the rest of you money? Spend it all on the graphics card.
Then you should be good to go