Please check my $1500 build


Jun 7, 2012
Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: this weekend (the holidays)

Budget Range: (e.g.: 300-400) $2000 CAD Before Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Maya/rendering, photoshop, after effects, diablo 3, starcraft 2, battlefield 3, black ops 2

Are you buying a monitor: yes

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:

Location: City, State/Region, Country - canada

Parts Preferences: intel, nvidia

Overclocking: Yes (cpu only)

SLI or Crossfire: Yes (in the future)

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I'll be using dual monitor setup

$320 Intel Core i7 3770K Unlocked Quad Core Hyperthreading Processor LGA1155 3.5GHZ Ivy Bridge 8MB Retail

$30 Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink AM2 AM3 LGA1366/1155/1156/2011 120MM

$370 EVGA GeForce GTX 670 FTW 1006MHZ 2GB 6.2GHZ GDDR5 SLI 2XDVI HDMI DP HDCP PCI-E DirectX 11 Video Card

$145 ASRock Z77 EXTREME4 ATX LGA1155 DDR3 2PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 2PCI SATA3 DVI HDMI USB3.0 Motherboard

$65 G.SKILL F3-12800CL10D-16GBXL Ripjaws X 16GB 2X8GB Kits 240PIN DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 Desktop Memory

$100 Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5in SATA3 MCX Solid State Disk Flash Drive SSD

$98 Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200RPM SATA3 64MB Cache 3.5IN Internal Hard Drive

$85 XFX 750W PRO750W XXX Edition Single Rail ATX 12V 62A 24PIN ATX Modular Power Supply 80PLUS Silver

$90 Fractal Design Define R4 ATX Tower Case Black Pearl 2X5.25 8X3.5INT No PSU Front 2XUSB3.0 Audio


$150 ASUS VE247H 23.6IN Widescreen LED LCD 1920X1080 2MS 10M1DC HDMI DVI-D VGA Speakers

$130 Microsoft Windows 7 Professional Edition 64BIT DVD SP1 OEM

total = $1601 before taxes and rebates

I will buy another one of that Asus monitor for dual setup later as ncix limits only 1 per customer right now.

I'm worried about the RAM not fitting under the hyper EVO the most. Should I just get low profile RAM instead?
Anything else wrong with my build guys? Appreciate the help!

Sorry, my budget is $2000, NOT $1500 as said in the thread title.
Looks very good.I would suggest you get a better motherboard.I don't like that motherboard as i tend to find they skimp in areas or cut corners example:
The Z77 Extreme4 can be purchased for as little as $130 in U.S.Taking a look at the current availability of Intel Z77 motherboards at popular retailers confirms that this motherboard is an absolute bargain and I would say – if you are on a tight budget then give this board some consideration, you should certainly consider it.

The only negative I have for this motherboard is that it slips outside of typical ATX specifications. It’s 3cm thinner than a standard ATX motherboard and as a result may lack secure mounting on the far side since this isn’t a common size, which also means you should be very careful when plugging in the 24-pin ATX motherboard power – as the motherboard may flex.That's not really a big deal to some for me it's the principle.I don't want to pay allot of money for something like that.I rather pay more for a flawless board with some extra features maybe you would not to each his/her own it's only a suggestion.And yes, go for low profile RAM.