New gaming pc build 1500 dollars


Nov 8, 2012
Hi guys any questions, comments, or concerns on my pc build?

Cpu- i5 3570k

Cpu cooler- cooler master hyper 212 evo

motherboard- asrock z77 extreme4

Memory- 16 GB g-skill ares ddr3 1866

HDD- Western digital caviar black 1 TB

SSD- Samsung 830 series 128 GB

GPU- evga gtx 680 4 GB ddr5

Case- cooler master storm scout 2

PSU- antec Antec High Current Gamer 750W 80 PLUS Bronze

optical drive- LG ihas

monitor- Asus VS248H-P 24.0" Monitor

keyboard- microsoft sidewinder x4

Mouse- logitech g700

Custom- 4 cooler master fans

Thanks for the criticsm!!


The build looks good. I would not spend money on fans until after you get your case. If gaming is the primary focus you could actually drop the GPU to a 670 and upgrade your SSD to a 256GB model. 1866 RAM will not be of use and will actually be warranty-voiding, so you will need to drop that to 1600, and 8GB is plenty for most uses. I think I would also get a different power supply - try the Corsair TX750 or the Seasonic S12 II 620W.