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December 22, 2012 8:42:27 AM

So I am planning on making a new computer for the first time. i have a $1500 budget. I was wondering if anyone could tell me if getting these parts would A. be compatible B. worth the cost for making a good gaming pc

my build
case: corsair vengeance
psu: SeaSonic M12II 620 Bronze 620W
Gpu: GTX 670
Cpu: i5 2500K
MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD5H LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

i am also wondering what parts i am missing besides RAM and a hard drive i am wanting to use wi-fi but dont know how to set that up or if i need other parts

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December 22, 2012 9:39:44 AM
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http://pcpartpicker.com/p/tCLb

for a $1500 budget, and i assume that's US Dollars & hence you're buying in the US, you definitely deserve a 3570K in there.

you can use a USB wifi dongle or a built-in PCI/PCIe wifi card, preferably with an antenna or two. i remember them not costing more $50 at worse, last i checked.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

not sure if you'll be needing a mouse, keyboard and monitor.
December 22, 2012 9:44:29 AM

^ The build above is pretty good. Just be careful when you get Patriot memory. Evwn though they claim it's "100% hand tested" the failure rate is high as a motha. I ordered 2 4GB sticks from them, 1 came DOA. Seems it's been happening to a lot of people.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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December 22, 2012 9:46:19 AM

For $1500 your build isn't very good.
December 22, 2012 4:48:10 PM

Best answer selected by Flying Mouse Man.
December 22, 2012 4:49:17 PM

Hazle said:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/tCLb

for a $1500 budget, and i assume that's US Dollars & hence you're buying in the US, you definitely deserve a 3570K in there.

you can use a USB wifi dongle or a built-in PCI/PCIe wifi card, preferably with an antenna or two. i remember them not costing more $50 at worse, last i checked.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

not sure if you'll be needing a mouse, keyboard and monitor.


I am still needed a key board and a monitor.. any sugestions for a monitor? i have a key board picked out.
December 23, 2012 12:17:17 AM

based off from the rating, there's this;

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-monitor-vh236h

don't know how much that adds up with your keyboard + mouse, but if you're over budget, consider grabbing Asrock's Z77 extreme4 motherboard instead or the extreme3 if you're willing. if that still doesn't work out, then you need to decide whether you can go by without the SSD or go one GPU price tier lower (660ti/7950)
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