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Help building a gaming PC for around 1500 dollars

OK guys I really need some help. I'm trying to build my own gaming pc and I have a basics idea of what I need but I would like some ideas and suggestions of my build. Oh and one more thing my build has a limit of 1500 dollars to 1700 dollars with all the accessories such as keyboard mouse etc. Here is my build:


ASUS P8Z77-V LX LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - Asus
$129.98

MSI GeForce GT 630 4GB GDDR3 VGA/DVI/HDMI PCI-Express Video Card N630GT-MD4GD3 - MSI Computer Corp.
$85.94

Corsair Vengeance Blue 8 GB (2X4 GB) PC3-12800 1600mHz DDR3 240-Pin SDRAM Dual Channel Memory Kit CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B - Corsair
$43.79

CAD Audio EPF-15A Pop Filter on 15-Inch Gooseneck - CAD
$16.74


On Stage Stands MS7701 Tripod Boom Microphone Stand - Music People
$24.95


CAD U1 USB Dynamic Recording Microphone - CAD Microphones
$27.99


NZXT Guardian Black SECC Steel Chassis ATX Mid Tower Case 921RB-BL - iBuyPower
$69.99


Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (Full) System Builder DVD 1 Pack - Microsoft Software; DVD-ROM
$146.00


Intel Core i5-3570K Quad-Core Processor 3.4 GHz 4 Core LGA 1155 - BX80637I53570K - Intel
$219.99


ASUS VS239H-P 23-Inch Full-HD LED IPS Monitor - Asus
$176.99

Razer Carcharias Gaming Headset (Black) - Razer USA
$72.26


TP-LINK TL-WDN4800 Dual Band Wireless N900 PCI Express Adapter,2.4GHz 450Mbps/5Ghz 450Mbps, IEEE 802.1a/b/g/n,WEP, WPA/WPA2 - TP-Link
$39.53

Asus 24xDVD-RW Serial ATA Internal OEM Drive DRW-24B1ST (Black) - Asus
$25.59


Silicon Power Velox V60 120GB SATA 6Gb/s 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive (SSD) - SP120GBSS3V60S25 - Silicon Power
$99.99


Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache Internal Desktop Hard Drive Bulk/OEM - WD1002FAEX - Western Digital
$98.79


Corsair Hydro Series Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler H80i - Corsair
$95.20



Razer Orochi Elite Mobile Gaming Mouse - Razer USA
$68.99


Razer DeathStalker Expert Gaming Keyboard (RZ03-00800100-R3U1) - Razer Inc.
$79.99

Thermaltake EMP0001CLS Tt eSPORTS CONKOR Professional Gaming Mouse Pad with High-Friction Precision-Control - Thermaltake USA Direct
$19.99

All of these come to a price of $1,542.69 with out shipping. I would like for people to please leave some comments on how I might change this. Thanks you everyone who helps me with this. :pt1cable:
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  1. A few things.

    1. i would recommend going with a AMD video card. They tend to use more video memory than anything nevidia puts out. It may be personal preference, but i like them alot better. The only bad part is sometimes there are problems with their CCC; but there are fixes for that.

    2. And this is a big one. Where is your power supply..... does it come with the case or what? and if you don't have 1 i would suggest a 80plus gold certified high wattage power supply that is modular.

    3. Your monitor choice has 5ms response time if your doing any gaming you will want a 1-3ms response time monitor.

    If theres anything else you need lemme know. Or any questions.
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    alejandroloco23 said:
    MSI GeForce GT 630 4GB GDDR3 VGA/DVI/HDMI PCI-Express Video Card N630GT-MD4GD3 - MSI Computer Corp.
    $85.94


    This ain't a gaming video card.

    Nvidia: You're looking for X60, X60 Ti, X70, X80, X90 and those are reflective of performance (and probably price) respectively. Some would argue that the X50 or X50 Ti could be considered for gaming and that would be correct if you're mostly playing indie games and other games easier to run (where you can forget about triple A titles).

    Look for deals... you don't seem too tight on budget so I would consider at least a 660 Ti or higher if you really want to go all out.

    Looking at your picks...

    Good pick on the CPU...it's a solid one.

    The hydro "cooling" is ok but don't expect crazy overclocking results with it. If you are considering OCing your CPU, I'd highly recommend the new MSI motherboards. They make things extremely easy use when overclocking.

    Scrap the microphone (you already have one with these headsets). Besides, you'll want to use headsets whenever gaming/chating at the same time. (Save that money for a better videocard). Besides, if you're going to do recording (for youtube or whatever else), those should be on a separate budget. Buying a pop filter with a cheap microphone is wasting money. Instead, you should buy a good microphone...and if that's not enough, buy a pop filter to make it studio-like. PS: Good microphones are expensive.

    Good call on the SSD. If you can afford it...get 2 (it's what I did).
    1 SSD of Windows and main applications.
    1 SSD purely dedicated for gaming (I installed STEAM, ORIGIN, etc on it)
    1 HDD for storage (media, etc.)

    Razer make good mice but I can't comment without pimping out Logitech. Their mice are pretty good also although they don't look as slick as Razer's...their performance combined with the grip just feels better (for me anyways). That said, the Razer keyboard's pretty good. Just keep in mind that Razer's latest software add-on requires internet connection (which has been critized a bunch lately). I don't use it myself because it made my keyboard crash all the time...so keep that in mind (if you were planning on using it).

    So ya, i'd start looking for deals given the above recommendation.
  3. Get G400 or G500 from Logitech (Mouse), and with that money on a keyboard, just pick up a G510 keyboard, personally I think that Razer one sucks, it has not a single macro key from the pics I looked at on Amazon, only thing good bout it is the backlight.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823126100

    G510, can probably find em cheaper, but im not searching around.
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