Ok, i have a few questions for you. Do you plan to ever use SLI/CrossFireX technology? What type of memory are you using? If this is a gaming pc, i would recommend possibly a larger case, as the gpu you picked out might be a tight fit, but it will limit your potential for extra hardware in the future. There are cheaper Full Towers out there, and i would recommend going with one. AZZA 1000 series is a great case for around $100, and will give you the upgrade capability you might be looking for. also, depending on your SLI/CrossFireX expectations, you may want to upgrade to 1000W if you aren't going to use an 80 PLUS Gold Certified psu. Bridging your video cards will put a lot of demand and stress on your power supply. 1000W might be overkill for the stated equipment, but for future use, it may be necessary. also, if you are looking for good RAM, Kingston has an 8Gb (2x4) set out for under $50. Any reason you are going with Intel? Could be cheaper to go with say a Phenom II x 4 970 series, with an ASUS 970 MoBo. Just some things to think about, might save you money for basically the same output. Nice GPU!
i wont be using 2 video cards, i will most likely not be OC'ing, but I will later on. I also have enough power. Are you sure my case is small? on the video from cyberpower the pc had a massive liquid cooler, 2 evga video cards and 1000w psu. i think the size wont be a problem. what motherboard do you think i should get? what is flash media reader/recorder? is my liquid cooling good? or do i not need such a good cooler.
If you are not planning on OC'ing then you will probably not NEED water cooling. Most people would probably recommend something like the Cooler Master Hyper 212+ for around 30 bucks which is a great air cooler. If you have the extra 30-40 bucks to spend and want the water cooling though it will definitely not create any problems. Just make sure your case can support whichever cooler you get measurement-wise. The media reader is the little contraption that sits in one of the cd bays that you can insert your sd/camera cards into in order to get pictures/data off of. A rosewill brand media reader can be found on newegg for about 10 bucks. So if you will use it then go for it.
Overall, looks good but one thing I would like to point out is that whichever HDD you choose, dont spend extra just because its SATA III 6 Gb/s... mechanical drives cant even fully utilize SATA II 3 Gb/s, so dont focus on that as much.
I would really suggest buying a small SSD (60-120 Gb) so you can fully utilize your mobo's Z68 chipset, as it has SSD caching for faster performance.
And I would strongly suggest you to get a second 6850 and CF. They are at 125$ which is a really small investment for the performance you gain especially if it is a gaming PC.
You should place your money on graphical power instead of cpu power if you plan to play games, it is a smarter investment.
If you absolutely need to make the 1000$ limit, I would suggest you to go AMD and get 2 6850 in CF with better overall components. You should OC and add a Cooler Master hyper +212... they retail for 20$ on sale.
Over all I'd say it looks OK BUT WHAT IS THE RESOLUTION OF THE MONITOR YOU WILL BE USING .
This is a critical bit of information since your graphics card is mid range and might not run games that fast on higher resoltion monitors .
Outlander, this is a bit of a concern, but unless he owns a $500 monitor, 1920x1080 (ish) is his top resolution. His vid cards will be fine. But Redgarl makes a great point. AMD if you are on a budget, intel is the "luxury" cpu, just like the water cooling. the hyper 212+ is plenty of power for your system, teamed with the Phenom II x 4 980BE ($120) and the ASUS 970 mobo, you can save yourself a ton of money to put toward a 2nd gpu. Also, if you are going to go with a gaming unit, make sure you get a reliable power supply like that corsair. But seriously, for gaming? go amd. best bang for your buck.
PSU - CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ($99.99 After MIR)
CD-ROM - SONY Black SATA DVD-ROM ($16.99)
HSF - COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 ($27.99)
Total for AMD unit - $962.41 ($912.41 After MIR)
Not trying to sell you on AMD, but for budget builds, i would like to show you the amount you could get with an AMD build. Hyper-Threading with intel isn't really needed for gaming, unless you are going to be doing many other tasks while gaming. The AMD is rated #1 for AMD gaming cpu's on Tom's Hardware, and im thinking that being almost $100 under your budget, you can even upgrade to the six-core if you want. Hope this helps, all products found on newegg. Also, this will allow you to buy the OS if you need while sticking to around that $1,000 mark. Other than that, if you are set on that intel build, a single 6850 gpu will hurt you in the long run on a "gaming" build. Best of luck!
PS - with the mobo and hsf, you should be able to hit 4.0 easily.
thanks man. so i need to tell you a little bit more about what I will be doing. This computer will be used for lots of torrenting, internet use, and mild gaming. I will be downloading files more than playing games but I still want a good graphics card. I am not looking for dual video cards because I wont be gaming as much. I also want to stick with the intel cpu because it can overclock better. Lastly, I cant be building it myself from newegg ( wish i could), i HAVE to get it from cyberpower. The total price of my pc above is $950 from cyberpower including shipping.
if you dont really care to much about the case looks I would suggest a Coolermaster 430 Black Elite
They are around $40-$50 and are a solid case with great features like tool less design and plenty of space for hard drives and optical drives
I personally have one and its fantastic for the price