$1500 build, any suggestions?


Junior Member
Mar 17, 2014
First of all thank you in advance. I need some advice and feedback on this build, this is my first build and I want something that will get me great FPS while running mods and running pretty much any game on ultra on a resolution higher than 1080. My budget can't go any higher than $1500, if I could lower cost even better. As a note though, I really don't want to change the case due to the design I freaking love the design but all feedback is welcomed. I do plan on overclocking the CPU but I wasn't sure if I should go with the i7 or the i5 4670k.
I'm not changing the video card for obvious reason but other than that if you could suggest some parts I could change or should get please let me know!

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($309.99 @ Newegg)

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Seidon 120M 86.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($49.99 @ Newegg)

Motherboard: MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($171.98 @ SuperBiiz)

Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($83.99 @ Newegg)

Storage: Sandisk Extreme II 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Amazon)

Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.81 @ Amazon)

Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($519.99 @ Amazon)

Case: NZXT Phantom (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($119.99 @ Amazon)

Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX750B BRONZE 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)

Total: $1500.72
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)


Elite Member
Sep 1, 2002
I would save $80 and get the 4670k
You won't notice the difference, and you can still overclock it.

Gigabyte has a nice board for $60 cheaper, unless you need the triple SLI.

You could save $15 and get faster SSD with the EVO:

or use the money you saved above to get a bigger one:

And here's about a $10 savings on RAM at the same speed:
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