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Looking for good gaming build around 1500$

i am looking for a good gaming build around 1500$ i want to be able to run a lot, i need a monitor, i already have a copy of windows 7, preferably an intel cpu other parts im not worried about brands as long as they work good, i dont want to overclock, SLI or Crossfire im not sure about, for monitor size preferably 1600x900 or a bit bigger, i dont need a keyboard or mouse, also preferably 16gb of ram, im looking to play steam games that require a good amount of power like just cause 2 and payday 2 etc and in my time im not playing games use programs such as blender or photoshop. thanks!
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  1. Location? Do you need monitor? Windows? keyboard and mouse?
  2. cpu i7 4770
    mobo Asus Z87-K
    gpu GTX 780 ti
    ram 2X4GB 1.5V 1600MHz DDR3 240 pin CAS 9
    ssd Samsung 840 EVO 120GB
  3. Please include all the information from this sticky if you expect any meaningful build advice.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/353572-31-build-upgrade-advice
  4. Best answer
    You'll have alot of suggestions here, please look carefully.
    in any case you haven't told us what parts you dont need (monitor, CD-rom, HDD, mouse/keyboard, Windows etc').

    Here's a build without all of the above, so its focusing on pure performance:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Asus Z87-PRO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($172.99 @ NCIX US)
    Memory: Kingston Beast 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($89.98 @ PCM)
    Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($82.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card ($684.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Corsair Vengeance C70 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($117.24 @ Mwave)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($85.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $1464.14
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-16 16:40 EST-0500)


    Enjoy
  5. mi1ez said:
    Location? Do you need monitor? Windows? keyboard and mouse?


    i just updated the info.
  6. Well how about an i7 non OC, the "z" series motherboard is for the possibility of SLI in the future, an 240Gb SSD for your projects/programs and the rest speaks for itself. The monitor is one of the best looking IPS displays for the money:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($249.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Killer ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Mushkin Blackline 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($134.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($130.98 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($491.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Corsair Vengeance C70 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($117.24 @ Mwave)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($85.99 @ Amazon)
    Monitor: Acer H236HLbid 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($159.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $1491.15
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-16 18:44 EST-0500)


    You can give up the SSD and downgrade the i7 to an i5 (not much of a difference) and get a 780ti instead of the normal 780 if you wish :)
  7. rico22 said:
    ok I would recommend amazon that's where I got my parts at a reasonable price.

    Ram

    Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory (CMZ16GX3M2A1600C10)
    Corsair for $164.64

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006EWUO22/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B006EWUO22&linkCode=as2&tag=thpcgaha-20

    Motherboard

    ASUS P8Z77-V LX LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    Asus for $139.13

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007MKGF82/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B007MKGF82&linkCode=as2&tag=thpcgaha-20

    CPU

    Intel Core i7-4770K Quad-Core Desktop Processor 3.5 GHZ 8 MB Cache BX80646I74770K
    Intel for $320.00

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CO8TBQ0/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00CO8TBQ0&linkCode=as2&tag=thpcgaha-20

    Powersupply

    Corsair Builder Series CX 600 Watt ATX/EPS 80 PLUS (CX600)
    Corsair for $69.99

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0092ML0OC/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B0092ML0OC&linkCode=as2&tag=thpcgaha-20

    Hardrive

    WD Blue 1 TB Desktop Hard Drive: 3.5 Inch, 7200 RPM, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64 MB Cache - WD10EZEX
    Western Digital for $63.99

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0088PUEPK/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B0088PUEPK&linkCode=as2&tag=thpcgaha-20

    cd/dvd read/writer

    Asus 24x DVD-RW Serial-ATA Internal OEM Optical Drive DRW-24B1ST (Black)
    Asus for $21.95

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0033Z2BAQ/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B0033Z2BAQ&linkCode=as2&tag=thpcgaha-20


    Compatibility issue
    Haswell are socket 1150 but
    mobo with chipset Z77 are socket 1155 - Ivy Bridge processors
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