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Last check for a $1500 gaming rig

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July 8, 2012 2:58:53 PM

I am wanting to buy this week, likely even today. My budget is $1500 with a little bit of wiggle room.

Here is the parts list I have in mind.

I think everything is good to go, but please tell me if you see anything I don't that could be improved.

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July 8, 2012 3:29:39 PM

you're build looks good to me
July 8, 2012 5:33:31 PM

Nothing wrong with the build. You could get a cheaper mobo like the Asrock Extreme4 and have most of the same features. Would save you $70.

Also, you are setup to overclock and have a big enough PSU to crossfire down the road. If you don't intend to do either, you could save some money.

I assume this is a gaming build?
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July 8, 2012 5:37:08 PM

It's a nice build but I'd get a better mouse for fps games if you play them.
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a b 4 Gaming
July 8, 2012 5:59:49 PM

leave your mobo don't switch to Asrock Extreme4 that's a bad idea read the last page of this legit review it's a flawed motherboard The only negative I have for this motherboard is that it slips outside of typical ATX specifications. It’s 3cm thinner than a standard ATX motherboard and as a result may lack secure mounting on the far side since this isn’t a common size, which also means you should be very careful when plugging in the 24-pin ATX motherboard power – as the motherboard may flex.
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a b 4 Gaming
July 8, 2012 6:03:31 PM

Your build looks good as is go for it nice build
July 8, 2012 6:12:59 PM

If you plan on picking up a case at a microcenter store, you should also get the cpu from them.
Will save you $40, which you could put towards a better HDD, the green drives are significantly slower. Might not be a problem since you do have an SSD, but the choice is yours.
Also, I'd consider getting an aftermarket CPU cooler, since you are getting an unlocked processor.
July 8, 2012 6:53:35 PM

I'd change your primary HD. Even though you have a SSD in it, I would not go with 5900 RPM. Minimum for me is 7200, possibly 10k, possibly hybrid. While the upfront costs for a 10k drive this size may be larger, a drive like that will survive and surpass at least 1 major upgrade and be reusable as secondary or back-up down the line.
July 8, 2012 6:54:30 PM

I forgot to add, thats because I have a 5900 RPM now, and it sucks, but therest of my system is outdated and blows as well, so will be getting a whole new rig soon.