$1500 gaming build

Hello everyone, with this build I am hoping I would be able to play crysis/bf3/sc2 on ultra settings at 1080p res with great fps and no lag online. Is it possible?

Approximate Purchase Date: This week

Budget Range: $1500, a few hundred more isn't a big deal

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Country: Canada

Parts Preferences: Intel and Nvidia

Overclocking: I'm open to it, perhaps sometime in the future

SLI or Crossfire: Yes, for my next upgrade down the road

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments:

After a bit of research, I have come up with the current build

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K Quad-Core Socket LGA1155, 3.4Ghz, 6MB L3 Cache, 22nm (Retail Boxed) Gen3 (BX806237I53570K)
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=4_65&item_id=045425

GFX: Asus GTX670-DC2T-2GD5 Nvidia GTX 670 Chipset (1137Mhz) 2048MB DDR5 (6008Mhz) GDDR5 Dual DVI/HDMI/Display Port PCI-Express 3.0 Graphics Card
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=43_557_559&item_id=049611

HD: Seagate Barracuda (ST2000DM001) SATA3 6.0Gb/s 2TB 64MB Cache (OEM)
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=15_1086_210_212&item_id=042241

RAM: Corsair Vengeance Blue 16GB (4x4GB) 1600MHz DDR3 CL9, 1.5V DIMMs (CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9B)
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=24_311_312_612&item_id=040046

PSU: Corsair Professional Series HX850 Modular 850 Watt 80PLUS Silver Certified Power Supply (CMPSU-850HX)
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=33_443&item_id=023484

SSD: SanDisk Extreme 120GB 2.5" SATA 6Gb/s Solid State Drive (SSD). Read: 550MB/s Write: 510MB/s (SDSSDX-120G-G25)
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=179_1088&item_id=047585

Case: Antec P193 V3 Advanced Super Full Tower Case
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=6_111&item_id=036634


Thanks!
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  1. A good quality 750W PSU is enough for SLIng that 670 with OC. Get the OCZ ZT 750W or TX750 V2.
  2. If you overclock get a watercool with 240mm radiator push/pull on top of the Antec P193 V3 case since you can put 2 120 fans
  3. At his budget, WC is not really an option.
  4. he say a few hundred is not a problem
  5. Besides enthusiast needs, there is no reason to get WC.
  6. "if he overclock"
  7. Even if he overclocks, an air cooler is good enough.
  8. but water cool look more cool and he could cool the video card when he crossfire or sli
  9. That's not a good reason to get WC. The Video card doesn't really need much cooling as they are durable.
  10. then give me a good reason =.=
  11. azeem40 said:
    Besides enthusiast needs, there is no reason to get WC.


    I have already stated a good reason.
  12. wouldnt water cool be more cold and could push/pull hot air out
  13. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($234.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($36.49 @ Newegg Canada)
    Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V PRO ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($219.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($48.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($119.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Hard Drive: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($124.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Case: Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case ($139.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($119.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Optical Drive: Sony DDU1681S-0B DVD/CD Drive ($17.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Total: $1463.40
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
  14. The difference between a high-end air cooler and a comparable water cooler is barely a few degrees Celsius.
  15. bigcyco1 said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($234.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($36.49 @ Newegg Canada)
    Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V PRO ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($219.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($48.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($119.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Hard Drive: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($124.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Case: Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case ($139.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($119.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Optical Drive: Sony DDU1681S-0B DVD/CD Drive ($17.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Total: $1463.40
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)


    to bad i stole all the cookies :D
  16. He doesn't need WC a COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO will get the job done for mild OC
  17. cookieninja said:
    to bad i stole all the cookies :D
    :lol:
  18. bigcyco1 said:
    :lol:


    Now come to the light side :bounce:
  19. cookieninja said:
    Now come to the light side :bounce:
    Never i like the dark ;)
  20. bigcyco1 said:
    Never i like the dark ;)


    we also got cake
  21. I eat cookies more than anyone I know, yet I still weigh 120 pounds. xD
  22. cookieninja said:
    we also got cake
    :lol:
  23. im 95 =.=
  24. azeem40 said:
    I eat cookies more than anyone I know, yet I still weigh 120 pounds. xD
    Dam your skinny i think i weigh 120 when i was 16years old :lol: i am 181 pounds now :( to many cookies :lol:
  25. pound does not mean appearance
  26. Sometimes it does. I am 20 years old.
  27. some1 120 and he all bone =.=
  28. anyway why we talking bout cookie when this is about a $1500 computer build
  29. azeem40 said:
    Sometimes it does. I am 20 years old.
    I am old 31 :( lol...
  30. cookieninja said:
    anyway why we talking bout cookie when this is about a $1500 computer build

    You started it :lol:
  31. And I already gave him good advice. Now we await his reply. :)
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