Best Gaming Computer Under $1500

What would be the very best gaming computer without peripherals around $1500?

I have found two builds online, are these any good or is there a totally other build you guys would recommend?


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  1. Both builds are alright, the tech of tomorrow build is better. But this is even better.
    Including a better cpu cooler for higher overclocks, better motherboard for higher overclocks, double the ssd storage, better cooling gtx 770 allows use of gpu boost 2.0 getting higher overclocks, better psu, better case for a cleaner build means cooler components, better hard drive.

    You have the general idea of components but with $1500 you can get a lot better.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Phanteks PH-TC14PE_BK 78.1 CFM CPU Cooler ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme6 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($174.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.08 @ TigerDirect)
    Storage: Sandisk Ultra Plus 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($164.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($82.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 4GB Video Card ($499.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $1468.98
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-18 07:35 EDT-0400)
  2. Best answer
    I agree with everything that EasyTransfer said except for the CPU
    getting a quad core intel i5 is plainly stupid
    Hyper threading makes a single core appear as 2 logical cores to an operating system therefor sharing the workload
    Quad Core i5's dont support hyperthreading, dual core i5's do support hyperthreading, and all i7's support hyperthreading
    a hyper threaded intel i5 processor supports upto 4 logical cores, which makes sense to get a dual core i5 processor
    a hyper threaded intel i7 processor however supports upto 8 logical cores, which makes sense to get a quad core intel i7 processor
    So to summarize, if you are going dual core get an i5, if you are going quad core get an i7 processor
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