Can anyone recommend components for a $1500 build? Tags: Prebuilt Components Systems Product Last response: February 16, 2013 2:45 PM in Systems Share jdotb February 16, 2013 1:32:31 PM Hi, im building my first PC, I thought id dive in at the deep end and spend a fair amount on it. Futureproofing, I figured.i wouldnt have to update it very much in the next few years. I have a few components selected but im having trouble with some others, cases and motherboards mainly so if anyone could help me complete my list then if be super greatful. Components so far: Intel i7 Processor 3770k AMD Radeon 7950 1TB Seagate HDD 16GB Corsair RAM Also if anyone has any recommendations for the above thatd be great too, my heart is pretty much set on the processor and graphics card but the RAM and HDD i. Can be flexible with. Thanks More about : recommend components 1500 build bogo663 February 16, 2013 1:43:55 PM If this is for gaming, ditch the i7-3770k and get a better GPU. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($80.54 @ Amazon) Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg) Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($99.99 @ Best Buy) Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($75.98 @ SuperBiiz) Storage: Kingston HyperX 3K 90GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($87.99 @ Amazon) Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($442.13 @ SuperBiiz) Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Amazon) Power Supply: Corsair Professional 850W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($159.99 @ Newegg) Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg) Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC) Total: $1464.56 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-16 10:41 EST-0500) With that cooler, you can OC the i5-3570k pretty high. As for the 7970, that one is pretty much the best out right now. jdotb February 16, 2013 2:07:05 PM Thanks. Yes its for gaming. Ive just read further into this i7 business and there are many commemts suggesting an i5 and use the money saved to get a better GPU. So I think I may just go with this Would it really need an 850 watt psu though? I dont knoe how much difference there is but with the 7950 I was looking at around 600. Related resources First Gaming Build ... Need advice on components - Forum New build Gaming/Video Around $ 1500 (or less) - Forum First Time Build , ~ $ 1500 Budget - Forum First time gaming pc build (IVY BRIDGE) $1300-$ 1500 - Forum First Personal Build - Need Advice on Components - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer jdotb February 16, 2013 2:10:18 PM Also, would I be advantageous to go for the 2x8 Corsair RAM instead of the 4x4 for when I eventually upgrade to 32GB of RAM? Or is this so far off my components would become obsolete by this time anyway? bogo663 February 16, 2013 2:42:01 PM I just slapped in a higher wattage PSU in case you ever need it, i.e. multi GPU setup if you ever choose to do that down the road. As for the ram, if you do plan on upgrading to 32gb later, I would get the 2x8 setup. bogo663 February 16, 2013 2:43:09 PM Also, there seems to be a lot of talk about new CPU's and GPU's coming out. If you can wait a few months, I would wait. ginyen95 February 16, 2013 2:45:38 PM gtx titan is coming out on 18th and the price range is about 899$ with the performance of 80% of gtx 690.. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumQuiet & Discreet whole computer build for under $ 1500 all inclusive Forum1st Build 1300- 1500 Budget Forum$ 1500 -$2000 Gaming Build ForumSilent $ 1500 build Forum[Advice] $ 1500 - $2000 Gaming Build ForumVery first build , ~$ 1500 budget. Need serious help ForumFirst time build ~$ 1500 Forum*First Build ~ 1500 Gaming ForumXfx 680 half price More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !