Building a new gaming pc with around 1500$ budget

This is pretty similar to a build I did myself, you could downgrade to an i5 4690 to save a couple bucks if you don't want to worry about overclocking. You'll still need a z97 motherboard (instead of an h97) if you want the possibility of adding another graphics card down the road. The power supply should be able to handle a second graphics card no problem. You can obviously change the color of the case/ram to anything you like. There are also a lot of good motherboard options in the price range your looking at. Finally, this is slightly over budget ($1550), but these prices include tax and shipping, and I have my retailers set to only include newegg/amazon.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $248.38 @ Newegg
Motherboard Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $158.57 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $80.98 @ Newegg
Storage PNY XLR8 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $81.00 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.38 @ Amazon
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 980 4GB STRIX Video Card $599.38 @ Amazon
Case Corsair Graphite Series 230T Grey ATX Mid Tower Case $80.98 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair RM 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $129.58 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $110.97 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1549.22
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-05 12:23 EST-0500

You can get some decent 4K performance out of this machine already; but, I see some easy upgrades down the road: closed loop water cooler (Corsair H100i or something) for the CPU so you can overclock, another 8GB of RAM, and a second GPU.

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