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$1500 Gaming PC, Will this work?

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December 27, 2011 2:39:45 AM

I'm building a new gaming PC, talked with some friends and I just want to make sure that I won't run into any compatibility issues. Also if there's any lateral upgrades or any other suggestions everything is appreciated.

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...

Approximate Purchase Date: This week

Budget Range: Up to $1600

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, watching movies, surfing web

Parts Not Required: Keyboard mouse speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

Country: US

Parts Preferences: Have a preference to Asus because that's my current laptop is, but open to other brands.

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Yes

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200

Additional Comments: I may be overclocking but this PC should handle everything with ease. This will also be my first PC build, I've helped friends and had them show me but first time doing it myself. Any suggestions or comments are appreciated

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December 27, 2011 3:26:48 AM

Get a real case like a Raven RV03
No SSD???
If you are planning to sli or crossfire stick with a reference design and ditch the 3 slot hoarding one you got there.
16GB not needed get a 8GB kit G.Skill
i7 2600k not need for a gaming rig drop down to the i5 2500k
Now with the money you I just saved you grab a crucial m4 ssd for the boot drive 64GB or greater up to you!
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December 27, 2011 3:53:43 AM

redeemer said:
Get a real case like a Raven RV03
No SSD???
If you are planning to sli or crossfire stick with a reference design and ditch the 3 slot hoarding one you got there.
16GB not needed get a 8GB kit G.Skill
i7 2600k not need for a gaming rig drop down to the i5 2500k
Now with the money you I just saved you grab a crucial m4 ssd for the boot drive 64GB or greater up to you!


I agree with everything here. Although I'm not sure if I know the Raven RV03. :lol: 

First - Apevia cases are absolutely terrible. I had one and it had so many broken parts, and I wound up shattering the front USB ports, I eventually chucked it for a Cooler Master Centurion 5.

This is the build I'd recommend for the budget:

Case: Corsair Carbide 400R - $99.99
PSU: Seasonic X750 Gold - $129.99
Motherboard: Asus P8Z68-V/Gen 3 - $189.99
CPU: 3.30 GHz Intel Core i5-2500K - $219.99
Cooler: Noctua NH-U9B - $59.99
RAM: 8GB G.Skill Ripjaw X 1600MHz 1.5V - $43.99
SSD: 64GB Crucial M4 - $105.99
HD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB - $149.99
Video Card: EVGA Geforce GTX 570 - $339.99
Monitor: ASUS VS Series VS247H-P Black 23.6" 2ms LED Backlight Widescreen LCD Monitor - $189.99

Total: $1553.81
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