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June 18, 2013 4:35:31 AM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/17e0P

I am building a gaming rig that is under 1500$ and I need some help with reviewing the setup I have made in the link above. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
June 18, 2013 4:43:40 AM

Looks good. If you have a local micro center there CPU prices are cheaper and the have 40 dollar instant rebate on mb combo deals.
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June 18, 2013 4:49:37 AM

build looks sweet,150+ for a case looks weird to me....
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June 18, 2013 5:40:44 AM

u should consider getting haswell as u r building from scratch and it is newer
u could get a cheaper case if u want without any problems
psu is a bit overkill a 750 watts would be enough if u sli later if not a quality 550 watts would be more than enough
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June 18, 2013 5:44:11 AM

It's all pretty good, but it can be made better.

Here are my suggestions.

- For the same price as the the Core i5 and Corsair H100i, you can buy a Core i7 with a decent Air cooler.
Since the Core i7 is significantly faster it will easily outperform the 3570K even if it's clocked a couple hundred MHZ lower.

- The RAM you chose doesn't come with free shipping, so it would be better to buy a kit from newegg that comes with free shipping.
It would also be good if you didn't go with a red RAM kit and a Blue-ish motherboard.

- Since you chose such an expensive case, I assume you care about looks.
Therefore it would be wise to go with a modular PSU so that there aren't a lot of visable cables in your case.

- Going with a cheaper case would allow you to buy a higher capacity SSD or a higher capacity HDD.
There are a lot of good cases around the hundred dolar price point anyway.


Anyway, I made you a build around the 1500$ price point that should suit your needs very well.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/17H0m
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June 18, 2013 5:46:10 AM

l89 said:
u should consider getting haswell as u r building from scratch and it is newer
u could get a cheaper case if u want without any problems
psu is a bit overkill a 750 watts would be enough if u sli later if not a quality 550 watts would be more than enough


While Haswell CPU's are a bit faster than Ivy Bridge ones at stock, you overclock a lot lower and use more power.
They are also more expensive and so are Z87 motherboards compared to Z77 ones.
Basicly you gain nothing by going from Ivy to Haswell unless you use the iGPU.

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