Around $1000 gaming computer

Hi guys and gals, i wanna build a new computer for the upcoming game Diablo 3. Here is what i have in my mind so far. This is also the first time for me to build a computer. Please give me suggestions.

Approximate Purchase Date: Before May

Budget Range: $1000-$1100

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming -> surfing the internet -> watching movies

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, case(NZXT Crafted Series ATX Full Tower Steel)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Amazon or Microcenter

Country: U.S.A

Parts Preferences: no preferences

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments:

CPU: Ivy Bridge (probably i5 third gen) -Around$200.00

Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V LX Intel Z77 ATX DDR3 2400 LGA 1155 Motherboard -$139.99

Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHZ 2 GB DDR5 HDMI/DVI-I/Dual Mini DP PCI-Express Graphics Card -$349.99

Power supply: Corsair Enthusiast Series 650-Watt 80 Plus Bronze Certified Power Supply Compatible -$89.99

Ram: 8GB G.Skill DDR3 PC3-12800 1600MHz Ripjaw Series (9-9-9-24) Dual Channel kit F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL -$55.88

Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B 24x SATA Internal DVD+/-RW Drive (Black) -$17.99

Harddrive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 GB SATA III 7200 RPM 16 MB Cache -$74.99

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (Full) System Builder DVD 1 Pack -$99.99

Total: 1028.82
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  1. Looks OK to me, you only really need 500W+ for the PSU though. This one looks good @ $69.99:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151094
  2. to bad you just missed out on Microcenter deal last week for i7-2600k for 200. I picked one up to sell on ebay or amazon since it goes for 300.
  3. If Diablo III is the most intense game you will be running, you could do with a 7850. But If I was you, I would spend the extra for the 7870, just so that you can play the latest and best looking games at a decent detail level.
  4. http://www.guru3d.com/news/intel-ivy-bridge-gets-prelaunch-price-cut/ $194
    Intel Ivy Bridge i5 - 3550 3.30Ghz

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157314 $79.99
    ASRock B75 PRO3 LGA 1155 Intel B75 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=B75%20Pro3 <----- another look at that board

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341047 $69.99 - $44.99 after mail-in rebate card FREE SHIPPING
    OCZ ZS Series 550W 80PLUS Bronze High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandy Bridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom

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    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207013 $74.99
    XFX Core Edition PRO550W (P1-550S-XXB9) 550W ATX12V 2.2 & ESP12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

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    G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-8GAO

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    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/HD_7870_Direct_Cu_II/ <----- Review of that Asus card w/benchmarks

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  5. Thank you folks. Everything is good except i don't want to have a SSD right now. maybe 1 or 2 years later
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