$1,500 Dollar gaming rig

I am building another gaming rig for one of my friends, and he is replacing his laptop that died, so he will need periferals and all. He wants a SSD as well as a hard drive, and he wants to overclock. He is willing to spend around $1500 dollars to achieve this goal.
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  1. I just built a rig for about that much, here's a list similar to mine.

    CPU - i5 2500k
    Case - Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced
    Motherboard - Asus P8Z68-V Pro 1155 ATX
    GPU - EVGA GTX 570 SC
    CPU Fan - Cooler Master Hyper 212+
    PSU - Corsair HX850 (Could do 750w if single card)
    RAM - G.Skill RipjawsX 8GB DDR3-1600
    HDD - Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB
    SSD - Crucial M4 128GB
    Optical Drive - LITE-ON iHAS124 CD/DVD Burner
    Keyboard - Microsoft Sidewinder X4
    Mouse - Logitech G700 Wireless gaming mouse
    Monitor(if needed) - Acer A221HQV or similar
  2. Try this setup:

    Case: Fractal Design Arc MIDI - $109.99
    PSU: Corsair Enthusiast Series TX750 - $104.99
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77-UD5H - $189.99
    CPU: 3.30GHz Intel Core i5-2500K - $219.99
    Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo - $34.99
    RAM: Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 8GB 1333MHz - $42.99
    HD: 1TB Seagate Barracuda ST - $99.99
    Optical: Lite On Bulk DVD Burner - $17.99
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 - $399.99
    OS: Windows 7 Home Premium - $99.99

    Total: $1,277.91

    With the price cut on the 7950, the difference will give you enough room for a nice monitor, OS license and a keyboard and mouse which I don't include on builds due to the fact that it's entirely personal preference and I would rather see that money go to the GPU rather than a $100 keyboard and $70 mouse - you can always get those later.
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