1000-1500 Gaming computer for Family Member

Yeah my bro wants a computer, I kinda dont wanna do this because my budget (Building my own one soon, and as a minor i dont get paid much so im in the 600-800$ budget haha) Anyway I put this build together.

Does it look compatible?

Or can you Give me another build that will run better. Thanks. Note the SCREEN has to be 20'' and there needs to be a sound card.

All of these needs to result in under 1500$ and also needs to have os thanks.

Ram 16gb 90$


Hard drive 1TB Western Digital Caviar Blue 110$


Solid State drive 80gb (for ur Operating Sytem) 140


Psu OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandy Bridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom 90$


Graphcis card Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 2 GB DDR5 DL-DVI-I/SL-DVI-D/HDMI/Dual Mini DP PCI-Express Graphics Card 100312-2SR 255$


Processor Intel I5 2500k 3.3 ghz Quad Core cpu. Very fast will game WELL! 225$


Motherboard Nice on fits all 4 card for the 16gb ram 125$

ASUS P8Z68-V LX LGA 1155 Z68 SATA 6 Gb/s and USB 3.0 ATX Intel Z68 ATX DDR3 2200 Intel Motherboard

Disk Drive BLU RAY/DVD Drive plays blu ray movies.


Operating System WINDOWS 7


Case = GAMMA Classic Series ATX Mid Tower Interior Steel Chassis (Black) 40$


Fan:Cooler Master Computer Case Cooling R4-L2R-20AC-GP 7$ x2 (14$)


TOTAL 1189$





Total with monitor and upgraded sound card, completing everything you would need from scratch.

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  1. Yes there needs to be a SSD too!
  2. Yeah i would also prefer that the Monitor be 1600x900+

    ok, first of all your thinking "This guy is jump bumping his crap" No im not, next time ill refine what i ask before i ask it, also I just was thinking that you guys like to link newegg. I will not BUY FROM THEM. NO NEWEGG, i dont care how much i save! I have to deal with there TAXES, and Bull crap return policy. link only amazon please.
  3. Anyone wanna help me out, Sorry for bumping yell at me if yah want.
  4. Just edit your first post man..
  5. ok, wont do it again
  6. Looks good, but I suggest getting a better graphics card. Perhaps the 7950 or 7970. That will make the build better.

    Drop the sound card. Your motherboard has equally good sound as the card you're planning to get.

    Spend the extra after the 7950 on a 128GB Crucial M4 SSD. Also, 16gb will never be utilized for gaming, so get only 8gb (2x 4gb). MAYBE with the $ saved overall, you can get a sound card if you really want one, but I don't recommend it.
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