New build 1000$ please check

Hey guys i have the following build set up:
CPU: I5 2500K: 180$ PLUS TAX(NOT CHANGEABLE, ALREADY BOUGHT) microcenter
MOBO: ASROCK EXTREME3 GEN3(BOUGHT): 75$ plus tax(After bundle at microcenter)
CASE: HAF 912(BOUGHT): 50$ PLUS TAX microcenter
GPU: Radeon 7870 or GTX 670: probably will both be around 300$ when the 670 comes out. newegg or best place to get it for cheap.
PSU: Antec Earthwatts 650WATT 80 PLUS PSU: 60$ off amazon
DVD RW: No Idea here, need suggestions.: Preferably under 20$(I may need cables with it) dont care where i buy, just good dealer
RAM: Kingston HyperX RAM: 45$ off tigerdirect
HDD: I have one Western Digital 8mb cache, 7200rpm 250gb drive. may add another 1tb.
I am also going to buy a 120mm case fan and 2 200mm case fans with blue leds(maybe).
SSD: Maybe if i have any extra money later on.
Crossfire: Probably later.
Please check this and give suggestions. I would like to buy the PSU, DVD Drive, RAM, and other needed parts to run it for now(not for gaming RIGHT NOW, but will be later after i buy the discrete gpu.)
So please tell me some cheaper options or if this is good. I will be using intel hd graphics until i can afford the radeon or GTX card. I want to have a lot of money left over to save for the GPU. I currently have 320$ after buying the case, motherboard, and cpu. I just need the parts REQUIRED to RUN IT. I think i can afford the RAM. I think it will leave me 200$ish to save for the GPU, I'm only 14 so it may take a while to get the rest of the money. Thanks guys, make sure to leave alternatives if you have any better ideas! thanks
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  1. I'd recommend an MSI Twin Frozr II OC 7870 or GTX 670... the 670 doesn't have new architecture, so I'd go with the 7870. It's available now, and it's a great card. Although you may want to wait for reviews. 7870 won't let you down, though.

    Your PSU doesn't ship with a power cord (dumb, I know... it's how they go "green"). Make sure you have a power cord... they're like $3 off newegg if you don't have one from a previous build.

    DVD RW: Are you going to use one? I never do, so I don't have one... although I have a USB powered disk drive/writer. You can install Win7 from a flash drive, as well.

    RAM: How much RAM (I'd recommend 8GB) and at what speed is it? It needs to be 1.5v, and I'd recommend CAS9 and DDR3-1600 timings.

    You need to get a CPU cooler to overclock. I'd recommend the Hyper 212 Evo. I think then you'll be fine.
  2. 670 has 28nm...
  3. Oh... I was thinking of something else. In that case, if you can wait, you may want to wait for benchmarks. But it's not coming out for a while.. if you're saving anyway, just go ahead and wait to see how they compare.
  4. ddan49 said:
    I'd recommend an MSI Twin Frozr II OC 7870 or GTX 670... the 670 doesn't have new architecture, so I'd go with the 7870. It's available now, and it's a great card. Although you may want to wait for reviews. 7870 won't let you down, though.

    Your PSU doesn't ship with a power cord (dumb, I know... it's how they go "green"). Make sure you have a power cord... they're tlike $3 off newegg if you don't have one from a previous build

    DVD RW: Are you going to use one? I never do, so I don't have one... although I have a USB powered disk drive/writer. You can install Win7 from a flash drive, as well.

    RAM: How much RAM (I'd recommend 8GB) and at what speed is it? It needs to be 1.5v, and I'd recommend CAS9 and DDR3-1600 timings.

    You need to get a CPU cooler to overclock. I'd recommend the Hyper 212 Evo. I think then you'll be fine.

    Dvd rw, i am, because i burn discs sometimes and dont u boot off of a dvd drive?
  5. ddan49 said:
    I'd recommend an MSI Twin Frozr II OC 7870 or GTX 670... the 670 doesn't have new architecture, so I'd go with the 7870. It's available now, and it's a great card. Although you may want to wait for reviews. 7870 won't let you down, though.

    Your PSU doesn't ship with a power cord (dumb, I know... it's how they go "green"). Make sure you have a power cord... they're like $3 off newegg if you don't have one from a previous build.

    DVD RW: Are you going to use one? I never do, so I don't have one... although I have a USB powered disk drive/writer. You can install Win7 from a flash drive, as well.

    RAM: How much RAM (I'd recommend 8GB) and at what speed is it? It needs to be 1.5v, and I'd recommend CAS9 and DDR3-1600 timings.

    You need to get a CPU cooler to overclock. I'd recommend the Hyper 212 Evo. I think then you'll be fine.

    The ram is 1600 cas 9, not sure of the voltage.
  6. You boot off of whatever is first in the boot order... it'll keep cycling until it finds something. So USB installation will work. But really... any good rated one. An ASUS wouldn't let you down, I guess.
  7. You are off to a great start. That microcenter combo is a super deal. The higher % you can spend on your graphics card, the faster your system will be, as you can easily overclock your 2500k to 4.7 or so. I like the 7870. If you can spend more, say $400, you might be able to get a top pair of GTX 560s on sale. Or, you can get one 560 to get you started (on one monitor it will still be really fast for most games) and add a second when you have saved up in a year or so. The first $800 you spend is where you get the most bang for your buck. And you have spent that $800 very well.
  8. You are off to a great start. That microcenter combo is a super deal. The higher % you can spend on your graphics card, the faster your system will be, as you can easily overclock your 2500k to 4.7 or so. I like the 7870. If you can spend more, say $400, you might be able to get a top pair of GTX 560s on sale. Or, you can get one 560 to get you started (on one monitor it will still be really fast for most games) and add a second when you have saved up in a year or so. The first $800 you spend is where you get the most bang for your buck. And you have spent that $800 very well.[/quotemsg?hey, good to know im spending well with my money! im going to use a 32 inch 1080p lcd tv for my monitor. which card setup would be best for this? and how will i fix any tezt blur i get ive heard this issue happening. thanks for the feedback man!
  9. A single card would be fine. Don't go SLI or Crossfire unless you've got multiple monitors...

    The 7870 should max out almost all games at 1080p
  10. ddan49 said:
    A single card would be fine. Don't go SLI or Crossfire unless you've got multiple monitors...

    The 7870 should max out almost all games at 1080p

    So would it do okay on a hdtv?
  11. The 7870 would do fine on an hdtv!
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