$1500 Gaming Beast - NEED OPINIONS!

Here you go guys http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/LvM3 let me know what you think.


Did a little tweaking.

Can you explain your changes?

GTX 680 instead of GTX670, NZXT Hale 750w instead of Corsair HX650, NZXT Kraken x60 instead of Noctua air cooling and the HDD that I changed was to bring the price down a bit.

1. For gaming you only 8gb of ram

2. Unless your doing high res or triple monitors you don't need a 4gb video card, 2gb will fine

3. that case has only 1 fan you will want to get a few more 

Here is a slightly tweaked version that comes out at $1420 with a 256gb ssd and that $80 can get you a few nice case fans.

A link would be nice  :-) 

my bad :p

Quick note the psu is 80+ gold and has great sleeving 


Don't call it an AMD gaming beast if you're using a nvidia card

What case fans would you recommend and aren't barracuda hard rives not as stable as WD drives?

He's looking to spend $1500. If he can have specs above his current needs within the the budget, why shouldn't he? 

Breaking money off of hardware to accommodate some fans seems like a very bad decision. Fans are cheap and can be added easily, hardware isn't.

Look at the title :-)

nice edit, bud lol well played

seagate aren't  bad WD are slightly better but not worth the price difference. For case fans it would depend.

Fans LED option: Bitfenix spectre pro- http://www.ncix.ca/search/?categoryid=0&q=bitfenix+spectre+pro+120mm

Performance and silence: Noctua nf-f12- http://www.ncix.ca/products/?sku=66920&vpn=NF-F12%20PWM&manufacture=Noctua

Looks and good performance (like 80% of noctua) with silence- http://www.ncix.ca/products/?sku=80363

Be Quiet! are my pick but they are new to america so I don't have one but in Europe they are really popular


your welcome also gentle typhoons are good fans a little loud but push huge amounts of air http://www.ncix.ca/products/?sku=35020&vpn=D1225C12B5AP-15&manufacture=Scythe&promoid=1268#CustomerReviews


So adding one 120mm fan would be enough?

if you keep the fan in the rear 2 will be good if not 3 but you can have as many as you want. For 2 fans i would put them in the front so you have a air vortex from the 2xfans in the front to the 2 for the cpu cooler then out the rear through the last fan. You want to have more fans pulling air in then out so it creates positive air flow and less dust gets pulled in. 

Updated build: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/LC4n

Hey Kev, I saw a Samsung 840 series 120GB SSD  over here in australia for $100. It's slower on the write speed but it's a hell of a SSD for $100. Also, are you sold on the CMstorm scout case? Personally i would go for the Bitfenix Shinobi. I really like the Noctua NH-D14 I'm running one in canberra on a stock clock i7 3770K and I it would be rare for me to hit 45 C.


edit: Current CPU temp 31 C. You have to be careful with the Noctua NH-D14 as it cover's the mem slots on a lot of motherboards. I'm running G.Skill RipjawsX but I measured them and made sure I could fit them before i bought them.

I like the look of the Scout and with the red fans it will look amazing with my CM STORM TRIGGER Keyboard. As for the cooler, if I want to overclock my cpu to 5.0GHZ would liquid cooling be a better option and air cooling may take up too much space on the motherboard as you said. What do you think about the GPU. I will only be running this system on one monitor, so should I go for a 680, stick with what is in the list, or settle for a vanilla 670? 

Thanks again MATE!