Building 1500$ Gaming PC

Hello everybody I am kinda new to all that PC stuff but I have some money saved so I would like to spend 1500$ on my new PC I will be mainly only playing all high end games and I would like to get something that will suit me very good next 4-5 years. So if you could somehow post me some good parts to get. thats my build, you can add any storage items you need but i already have an ssd for mine

also my last name is thompson

I would argue there is no true "$1500" gaming rig, you can technically get a $1000 PC that can max out any game to date, then the rest typically goes into additions and accessories/making it sparkle. But that's my philosophy. You have to ask yourself if you're really going to use 3TB of storage, or just want it to toss on your specs list and only use 500gb of it.

Starting from the base.

CPU: $330 i7 4770k (4 haswell cores, 4 threads) / $200 AMD FX 8350 (8 Vishera Cores)

Cooling: $50 air cooling / $100 Corsair H100i / $130-150 custom loop

RAM: $120 x2 2x4GB 2166 G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8gb RAM kits - 16gb of RAM (

Mobo: $200 ASUS z87-PRO LGA 1150 Intel Motherboard / $149.99 Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ AMD Motherboard

Compound?: $9 for your favorite thermal compound

HDD: $150 WD Black 2tb 7200RPM performance HDD / $89 WD Black 1TB 7200RPM perfromance HDD


Case: $50-150 Case of your choice really, it's all preference, this could all fit in a $40 case.

PSU: $96 SeaSonic S12G 650w 80+ Gold certified PSU

GPU: $345 MSI N700 GTX 770 2gb / $450 x2 HD 7870's in Crossfire (Multi Display)