[Build Help] $1500 Gaming PC Build

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $298.00 @ PLE Computers
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $36.00 @ CPL Online
Motherboard Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $188.00 @ IJK
Memory Kingston Fury Black Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $99.00 @ CPL Online
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $274.00 @ IJK
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $62.00 @ Centre Com
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $62.00 @ Centre Com
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V Video Card $519.00 @ CPL Online
Case Fractal Design Define R5 ATX Mid Tower Case $149.00 @ PLE Computers
Power Supply Corsair RM 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $145.00 @ PCCaseGear
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $119.00 @ CPL Online
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1951.00
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-05 23:42 EST+1100

This is the build I'm saving for as a first time builder and is not the best combination I guess. You can get a cheaper SSD, remove 1 HDD, change the card to a R9 290 and make changes to the CPU and mobo if you don't want over clocking. I suggest use this as a starting point because it's a concept build and I don't have it running.

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