$1500 Gaming PC for Brother

Approximate Purchase Date: 1-2 weeks

Budget Range: $1,500 after rebates

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

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com or tigerdirect.com

Country: United States.

Parts Preferences: 1TB HDD with a good track record, low failing rate. A really nice GPU AMD or Nvidia I have heard that the Radeon HD 7970 is great or would Sli or crossfire two slightly less expensive work better.

Overclocking: Down the road but is not a concern now. Hardware compatible with OC.

SLI or Crossfire: Yes with 2 that work really nice together.

Additional Comments: He plays Team Fortress 2, Minecraft and Battlefield 3 (Xbox 360) but I'm sure he would like it better on PC.
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  1. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.98 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($149.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
    Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive
    Hard Drive: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($124.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($417.55 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT Switch 810 (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($136.00 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: LG WH12LS39 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer
    Total: $1248.48
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
  2. What state do you live in? Good choices above. The PSU is enough for SLI.
  3. Northern Wisconsin
  4. Could you recommend a modular PSU?
  5. fallingrock95 said:
    Could you recommend a modular PSU?


    Any reason you prefer modular? If you must get this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151087
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