Does this $1500 build look ok?

I think this build would fulfill my needs but if there are better options for parts or if you think some parts might bottleneck or not work with the build please speak up. This is my first build.

Approximate Purchase Date: 3 weeks from now

Budget Range: Between $1400 and $1600

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, general (surfing, microsoft word, ect.)

Parts Not Required: I am buying all the parts, so everything required

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg, tigerdirect, amazon

Country of Origin: U.S.

Parts Preferences:
-i5 2500k
-asrock p67 extreme 4
-8 gb Gskill 1600mhz
-coolermaster storm enforcer
-samsung spinpoint f3 1 terrabyte
-intel 320 80gb ssd
-hyper 212 plus cpu cooler
-HD 6950 (2 gb)
-g500 logitech mouse
-Black Widow keyboard (razer)
-ASUS VH242H Black 23.6"
-random dvd drive (probably non-bluray)
-windows 7 home

*Credit to mjmjpfaff for recommending most of this stuff

Overclocking: most likely not, at least in the first couple of months

SLI or Crossfire: maybe

Monitor Resolution: I don't care much about the resolution, but I want the size of the monitor to be somewhere around 23 or 24 inches, so whatever resolution I can get on that.

Additional Comments: I'm also getting a new keyboard & mouse (my heart is not set on the ones included in the prefrences) so recommendations for that would be great.
10 answers Last reply
More about does 1500 build
  1. A quick look using amazon says its $1463 before getting the OS or a PSU (which you forgot). Corsair 750TX will add an extra $110.
  2. I 'd wait and see what bulldozer has to offer. Since u r waiting for 2 - 3 weeks anyway?
  3. Why concern yourself with the "K" moniker if you aren't overclocking, which btw will bottleneck that GPU at it's (CPU) 4Ghz level. So...there's that now too....
  4. he said not for the first months.
  5. joshyboy82 said:
    Why concern yourself with the "K" moniker if you aren't overclocking, which btw will bottleneck that GPU at it's (CPU) 4Ghz level. So...there's that now too....

    so I need to go with a better Cpu?
  6. No, if you don't if you plan to eventually overclock that cpu. Also, I don't see how a 2500k even at stock would bottle neck a 6950 when with built in turbo boost it can reach up to 3.8 Ghz, more then enough. Though, if you want to wait Bulldozer is suppose to be released June 7, and is suppose to beat a 4 Ghz i7 2600k at 3.5 Ghz at roughly the same price.
  7. That CPU is so good at what it does it gives the Intel 980X a run for it's money (not figuratively speaking, it's hundreds of dollars less) in any program that can't use MORE than 4 threads. Basically, outside of the 2600K, you can't get a better processor. That processor can handle 2 6990's in crossfire, it definitely will be bottlenecked by that GPU, which for the most part isn't a problem, but games are become bigger and better on the PC. I read my original post, and a minor slip up in my text (yes, my fault) is what caused the confusion. I meant to say the GPU will bottleneck the processor.
  8. it wont be bottlenecked by the gpu it doesnt even run 100% in gaming! the only thing you have to be worried about is the cpu bottlenecking the gpu and obviously that isnt going to happen.
  9. id go with the scmg-2100 over the hyper 212. its cooler and quieter and $40.,2535-14.html
    also check out the g9x. same price as the g500, very different size and shape.
  10. ^+1 to the g9x because of its recent price drop. i love mine
Ask a new question

Read More

Build Systems