Need help with a build, $1500 or less


Sep 9, 2012
I am looking at building a computer for a friend he said he wants to spend at most 1500$, The main uses will be for watching movies, surfing the web and doing homework and occasionally video games. He said he wants it to be fast and not want to wait on stuff to load a lot.

What would be a couple good parts for this?

I have as follows but im not sure if its..overkill or not, he doesnt want a lot of lag or wait between loading apps and internet and programs..

CPU Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core $214.99
Motherboard Asus P8Z68-V/GEN3 ATX LGA1155 $154.99
Memory Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 $39.99
Storage Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB 3.5" 5400RPM $78.98
OCZ Vertex 3 90GB 2.5" SSD $79.99
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB $379.99
Case Cooler Master HAF 922 ATX Mid Tower $84.99
Power Supply Raidmax 700W ATX12V / EPS12V $49.99


Oct 9, 2012
Looks good. I'd throw in an additional 120gb ssd to run games from. And a hyper 212 plus cooler for overclocking, seeing how you're going with a k series processor :)

Probably is overkill though, seeing how its only for occasional gaming.