New gaming pc build for around $1500


Nov 8, 2012
Approximate Purchase Date: By december 10th

Budget Range: $1500

System Usage from Most to Least Important: 1.)Gaming 2.) Surfing the web 3.) Watching movies online

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Do you need to buy OS: i dunno a lot of my friends said i should pirate it but what do you guys think?

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, amazon

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Parts Preferences: intel, amd, corsair, cooler master,

Overclocking: yes

SLI or Crossfire: maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920X1080p

Additional Comments:please list best games and softwares for beginner to pc gaming

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: not upgrading, beginner

Finally build:

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- samsung 8GB ddr3 1600

HDD- Western digital caviar black 1 TB

SSD- Samsung 840pro series 128 gb

GPU- sapphire radeon hd 7970 3 gb

Case- cooler master storm scout 2

PSU- Antec High Current Gamer 750W 80 PLUS Bronze

optical drive- LG ihas

monitor- Asus VS248H-P 24.0" Monitor

keyboard- razer blackwidow ultimate elite

Mouse- logitech g700

Custom- 4 cooler master fans (cooler master storm scout 2 only comes with one so i dunno comment please)

Thanks for the criticsm!!