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Hardcore Gaming PC for $1500

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May 10, 2012 6:25:07 AM

Hey guys, looking to build a new PC and would like some advice and recommendations.

Approximate Purchase Date: This weekend hopefully

Budget Range: $1300 - $1500 before rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming mostly, Ultra settings if possible.

Parts Not Required: Buying everything new

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:

Country: US

Parts Preferences: Intel, Nvidia

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: Whichever is best for gaming

EVGA GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) HD 2560MB

CORSAIR Gaming Series GS800 800W


Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz

Crucial M4 128GB (SSD)

ASUS VW246H Glossy Black 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor

CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB)

Feel free to add or change anything, especially the PSU. Planning to get another gfx card in the future so might need a more powerful unit. Need recommendations for a keyboard, mouse, case, speakers?(monitor has built-in), and cooling units. Want to try water cooling if it fits the budget. If not, need some quiet fans.

Thanks in advance XD.

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May 10, 2012 6:36:15 AM

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May 13, 2012 1:28:38 AM

well this is what i threw into my own build. feel free to change stuff around such as the case and add your own monitor. i opted for all SSD storage so if you need more storage, add a 1tb hardrive