Need Advice on ~$1500 gaming machine. Tags: New Build Gaming Systems Last response: March 18, 2012 10:17 AM in Systems Share alexjay March 18, 2012 9:45:03 AM Approximate Purchase Date: Early May 2012 Budget Range: $1000 - $1600 System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming at max settings. Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse. Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Whatever is cheapest Country: Australia Parts Preferences: Best performance/cost ratio Overclocking: Yes SLI or Crossfire: Maybe Additional Comments: Hi guys im new to building a gaming machine, iv read a few guides on the forums and watched quite a few vids on you-tube. I have a few questions -Have i selected the correct Motherboard? -Will i be able to Overclock? -Is SLI or crossfire a better idea? -Is my tower too big would a medium suffice? -Do i need low profile ram? Coolmaster HAF 932 http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Advanced-SuperSpeed... Corsair 750-Watt http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Enthusiast-Certified-Comp... Corsair Vengeance Blue 16 GB http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance-Channel-Memory-... ASUS LGA 1155 - Z68 - PCIe 3.0 and UEFI BIOS Intel Z68 ATX DDR3 2200 LGA 1155 Motherboards P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-LGA-1155-Motherboards-P8Z68-... Sapphire 11196-00-40G Radeon HD 7950 3GB http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-11196-00-40G-Radeon-PCI-... Intel Core i5-2500K Processor http://www.amazon.com/Intel-BX80623I52500K-Core-i5-2500... Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (Full) System Builder DVD 1 Pack http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Premium-64bit-System-Buil... Samsung 830 - Series MZ-7PC128D/AM 128 GB 2.5 Inch SATA III MLC Internal SSD Desktop Kit with Norton Ghost 15 http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-830-MZ-7PC128D-Internal-D... Seagate Barracuda 7200 500 GB SATA 6.0 Gb-s 16 MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive ST500DM002 http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Barracuda-3-5-Inch-Intern... Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler, RR-B10-212P-G1 http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-Sleeve-RR-B10... Viewsonic VX2450WM-LED 24-Inch (23.6-Inch Vis) Widescreen LED Monitor with Full HD 1080p and Speakers - Black http://www.amazon.com/Viewsonic-VX2450WM-LED-23-6-Inch-... Asus 24xDVD±RW Serial ATA Internal OEM Drive DRW-24B1ST (Black) http://www.amazon.com/Asus-24xDVD%C2%B1RW-Serial-Intern... More about : advice 1500 gaming machine | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove sosofm Gaming Expert March 18, 2012 10:17:55 AM MOBO : ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3 http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-LGA-1155-Motherboards-P8Z68-... $179.99 Is almost the same like the PRO version. For gaming 8GB RAM is more than enough. Case Cooler Master HAF 922 http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Tower-RC-922M-KKN1-... $83.98 This case have enough space for Crossfire. And you have some money for a few beers | Report abuse Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Systems>Need Advice on ~$1500 gaming machine.> Related ressources: Forum$ 1500 Gaming machine (my first build!) ForumNeed advice on building a Gaming PC for $500-$ 1500 Forum$ 1500 Gaming Machine Forum~$ 1500 gaming build, need advice ForumNeed a mean machine for under $ 1500 , AMD/ATI or Intel/NVidia Forum£ 1500 Gaming PC, Need Advice ForumNeed Advice ! - Components for all-around + Gaming machine ForumNeed advice on gaming machine Forum$ 1500 New Gaming System Advice ForumSuggestions for first £1000 - £ 1500 Films / Games / Internet machine ForumNeed Advice : $ 1500 Home Office / HTPC ForumMy first build: A decent gaming -multitask machine , need advice Forum[New build] Need advice for a 1500 $ fast workstation ForumAdvice on a $ 1,500 Workstation/ Gaming New Build ForumAdvice on First Build! - Performance Gaming /Digital Media Machine ForumUpgrading PC after 4 Years(2009) Need Help! [PC Noob] Forum425 Dollar SC2 Gaming Computer, Low Details ForumHeavy Duty Gaming workstation/servers. $25k-50k ForumHTPC build advice for i5 2500K ForumLooking for a gaming pc under $800 More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !