Gaming rig $1500 budget

This is my selection as it stands, feel free to suggest. This is for a gaming pc. Budget: $1500 (including monitor, peripherals :( )


Intel Core 2 Duo E8400

Asus P5Q-E

(insert company here) Radeon 4870

Samsung Spinpoint F1 750GB

Asus DVD burner

Mushkin 2x1GB RAM

NZXT Tempest Case

CPU Heatsink: Xigmatek HTD-S1283

Monitor: LG (I don't want ranting on how much TN will shrivel up your penis, I'm on a budget here)

Mouse: Razer Deathadder

Keyboard: Undecided (Help!!)

PSU: Corsair HX620 (Modular PSU preferred)

OS: XP Pro
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  1. Video Card -- HIS
    Keyboard -- Logitech G15 maybe (depends on games you play I guess)
    Rest looks good. Don't forget a good heatsink compound, MX-2 or OCZ Freeze, something of good quality.
  2. I was thinking G15 but that LCD is what's keeping me back, I'm thinking will I ever put it to good use?

    As for Thermal compound AC5 is what i'm getting, also getting that compound remover they sell as well, I suspect the E8400 has thermal grease on it already.

    I was thinking HIS, but Sapphire 4870s are back in stock at Newegg. (:o I shouldn't have said that)
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  6. Bumping is heavily frowned upon, and with good reason. I sift through topics regardless of what place they have on the page, so yours didn't get priority regardless. And the forum goers will answer on their own time, thank you.

    I built a pretty energy efficient system just a few weeks ago, specs go something like this:

    G. SKILL 4gb (2x2gb) RAM
    EVGA 8800GT 512mb
    Apevia Telstar Full Tower ATX case
    Corsair 620w PSU 80-plus efficient
    2x750gb HDD Seagate Barracuda 32mb cache

    I think that's about it... the $1500 includes the optical drive, XP Pro, etc. but those are the main specs. Think about something similar.

    I have a Razer Tarantula and Lachesis. Both serve me well, but as for your keyboard it depends on what types of games you play (MMO vs FPS, etc). Some keyboards are better than others for macros, or comfortable fast play, or whatever. Do your research based on what you want.
  7. I only bump after a time, I don't do it every 10 minutes. :D

    I'll probably get the deathadder, 4000dpi is way to much, and i've heard of issues with laser mice with fast paced games.
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