First Gaming PC Build

Could I please get some recommendations for a gaming pc build? I have already picked out a processor (I5 3570k) and graphics card (EVGA GeForce GTX 680 4GB) and would like to get some direction towards other compatibe parts. My budget is around $1500. Thank you very much!
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  1. Most will probably agree 4GB over 2GB GTX680 makes minimal to no difference, which means you are likely wasting some money.
  2. split the difference

    get a 3gb card

    amd 7970
  3. so do you need everything? so a keyboard mouse monitor etc.

    ok here look at this
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/z2Tp

    it goes over but if you dont need a monitor, keyboard, or mouse it will help a lot and you can get a none OEM version of windows

    also the 680 is 2gb unless you are running a 3 screen gaming then you dont need more than 2gb
  4. PanicMaster85 said:
    so do you need everything? so a keyboard mouse monitor etc.

    ok here look at this
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/z2Tp

    it goes over but if you dont need a monitor, keyboard, or mouse it will help a lot and you can get a none OEM version of windows

    also the 680 is 2gb unless you are running a 3 screen gaming then you dont need more than 2gb



    would have to say if you go for a gtx680 2gb version rather than the 4gb version

    then a gtx670 would be a better bet--near enough as fast and probably roughly $100 cheaper

    and 850w corsair seems excessive--could save enough by getting a gtx670 and lower watt psu to include an ssd in there
  5. its true i have my gtx 670 overclocked to a gtx 680 stock performance at 120 dollars cheaper which with this you can get a non oem version of windows

    though one thing i do have to say is that 850 may be excessive but if he ever want to overclock/sli his graphics card he will want the extra wiggle room i know i like it
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