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Gaming Pc under $ 1000

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March 2, 2012 4:06:57 AM

Hey,
Please help me build a gaming pc under 1000 ( 900 prefer)
Part not require: OS, mouse, keyboard
Overclock: yes ( but later)
Part: prefer amazon since i have prime shipping
Here is the build i already have:
ASUS P8H67-M PRO/CSM LGA 1155 Corporate Stable Model Intel H67 DDR3 1333 Micro ATX Motherboard
$112.99 - Quantity: 1

Crucial 64 GB m4 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive SATA 6Gb/s CT064M4SSD2
$87.96 - Quantity: 1

EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB Graphics Card (1024 MB, GDDR5, PCI-E 2.0 16x, DVI-I x 2, Mini-HDMI, SLI-Capable)
$229.99 - Quantity: 1

Intel Core i5-2500K Processor
$224.54 - Quantity: 1

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1 TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s with NCQ 32MB Cache 3.5 Inch Internal Bare Drive ST31000524AS
$113.99 - Quantity: 1

Corsair Vengeance 8 GB ( 2 x 4 GB ) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) 240-Pin DDR3 Memory Kit for Intel Core i3, i5, i7 and AMD Platforms SDRAM CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9
$48.49 - Quantity: 1

Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus Series 600W ATX12V V2.3 Active PFC Power Supply - (RS600-PCARE3-US)
$69.74 - Quantity: 1
Cooler Master HAF 912 Mid Tower ATX Case (RC-912-KKN1)
$59.99 - Quantity: 1

Total: $ 947

Is this a good idea to switch to Radeon HD 6850 to save a few buck? Is my PSU good enough for later overclocking?
Also if you come across some good monitor around 24 inches, please let me know. Thanks a lot.

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March 2, 2012 4:23:46 AM

This build allows you to add another one of those cards later on in SLI if you so choose.

http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Tower-Case-RC-912-K... $59.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Cooler Master HAF 912 Mid Tower ATX Case (RC-912-KKN1)

http://www.amazon.com/OCZ-80PLUS-Bronze-Performance-com... $99.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
OCZ ZS Series 750W 80PLUS Bronze High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandy Bridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $129.99
ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.amazon.com/Intel-BX80623I52500K-Core-i5-2500... $224.54 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Intel Core i5-2500K Processor

http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-Sleeve-RR-B10... $24.05 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler, RR-B10-212P-G1

http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance-Profile-PC3-128... $49.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Corsair Vengeance Low Profile 8 GB PC3-12800 1600mhz 240-Pin DDR3 Dual Channel Memory Kit SDRAM CML8GX3M2A1600C9

http://www.amazon.com/Barracuda-7200RPM-Cache-3-5-Inch-... $99.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Barracuda 7200RPM 1 TB SATA 6 GB/s NCQ 64 MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive - ST1000DM003

http://www.amazon.com/Asus-24xDVD%C2%B1RW-Serial-Intern... $20.99 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25
Asus 24xDVD±RW Serial ATA Internal OEM Drive DRW-24B1ST (Black)

http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-GeForce-Mini-HDMI-Graphi... $224.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1 GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 DVI-I x 2 / Mini-HDMI SLI Ready Graphics Card, GV-N560OC-1GI

Total: $934.97 *not including shipping and mail in rebates

For a single card set up (no SLI) then switch the psu and motherboard to this down below.

http://www.amazon.com/Antec-Computer-Power-Supply-HCG-5... $68.74 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Antec Computer Power Supply HCG-520

http://www.amazon.com/ASRock-Z68-PRO3-GEN3-Intel/dp/B00... $104.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
ASRock Z68 PRO3 GEN3 Intel Z68 ATX DDR3 1066 Intel - LGA 1155 Motherboard
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March 2, 2012 7:40:48 PM

Thanks for the fast reply.
I have a couple more questions. So im just playing game primary ( such as crisis 2, ME3, Tera online and couple other), watching movies ( online / offline), some of microsoft office processing, a couple programs . I also did some research around CPU i5 and AMD phenom II x4 965. i5 would beat phenom II anyday, but i see lot of recommendations for getting AMD since they have " almost" the same performance, cheaper price in which im pretty interested in at the moment. Should i change to AMD CPU and go with radeon 6850, 6870 instead? How much faster/ better in comparing between i5 turbo boost and a normal phenom II?
How far would i need to overclock AMD phenom x4 to match up i5 turbo boost? Other than AMD phenom II, which CPu can almost match up with an i5? To overclock, do i need to get an additional thermal meter for CPU and for other part ( such as RAM and GPU) as well? Sorry for so many questions, im still a noob.
ALso thanks for the recommendation on switching MO and PSU , cause i dont really want to use dual monitor anyway.
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March 4, 2012 11:04:08 PM

anyone can help with concerns above? Also i have additional question regarding PSU. How much power do i need to OC i5, ram ?
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