Gaming System for $1500?

I need a gaming system for $1500 or less. I'm not going to much editing just a little here and there. But mainly for gaming. I was looking around and I need a graphical system as the graphics cards need to be really high-end. SLI or Crossfire I was thinking about the 7970 crossfire or gtx 670 sli. But it doesn't have to be them. If anything performs better then them and at the same/less or a little bit higher. THEN PLEASE LET ME KNOW.

Also please list the cpu coolers.


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  1. i5-3570k-$230

    GA-Z77X-UD5H-$184 (you need a high end motherboard if you want to sli or xfire with best possible results.)

    RAM-G.SKILL ripjaws-$50

    hdd- 1 tb wd-$100

    gpu- 7970 x2-http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-Radeon-Mini-Displayport-Graphics-GV-R797OC-3GD/dp/B00752QYLK/ref=sr_1_7?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1342018233&sr=1-7&keywords=7970

    GPU's are factory oc'd and are made by gigabyte
  2. 2fast4thetown_down said:
    i5-3570k-$230

    GA-Z77X-UD5H-$184 (you need a high end motherboard if you want to sli or xfire with best possible results.)

    RAM-G.SKILL ripjaws-$50

    hdd- 1 tb wd-$100

    gpu- 7970 x2-http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-Radeon-Mini-Displayport-Graphics-GV-R797OC-3GD/dp/B00752QYLK/ref=sr_1_7?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1342018233&sr=1-7&keywords=7970

    GPU's are factory oc'd and are made by gigabyte


    Are the 7970's better then the 670's. I heard the amd drivers severely hinder the performance of the 7970. Also are there any other gpu's that are better then those 2 gpu's and are the same price or just a little higher.
  3. 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 ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($198.49 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($48.99 @ Newegg)
    Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Hard Drive: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case ($134.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($64.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1375.38
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
  4. Are the 7970's better then the 670's. I heard the amd drivers severely hinder the performance of the 7970. Also are there any other gpu's that are better then those 2 gpu's and are the same price or just a little higher.
  5. Well there is a 680 which cost five hundred to six hundred dollars and then there the GTX 690 which is the fastest card in the world and it cost over a thousand dollars also hard to find in stock
  6. heres what i would get.

    a 7970 can beat the 670 by a little but it uses much more power. there are currently no video cards that can do as well for the same price. you can upgrade to a 680 but the 5-8% performance increase isnt worth 100 dollars. the driver update that amd had helped the 7970 beat the 670 by a little.

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/bP9f
  7. bigcyco1 said:
    Well there is a 680 which cost five hundred to six hundred dollars and then there the GTX 690 which is the fastest card in the world and it cost over a thousand dollars also hard to find in stock



    apparantly, we had some 690s in stock at bestbuy.ca but im not sure if they are still instock
  8. Nc07 said:
    Are the 7970's better then the 670's. I heard the amd drivers severely hinder the performance of the 7970. Also are there any other gpu's that are better then those 2 gpu's and are the same price or just a little higher.

    The 7970 is better than 670 :) not that I can think of
  9. 7970 is better than the 670, but not better value. The GTX 670 is the most cost effective card out there.
  10. It's all personal preference, the difference between the two is a few % at best
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