New IB gaming build 800-1000

Approximate Purchase Date: Tomorrow (I know kinda short notice, butI confirmed with store that IB are being released tmrw)

Budget Range: 800-1000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (D3, Civ5, SC2), surfing internet, movies

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor (not sure what my resolution is)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (in store location near my place, though they will pricematch with newegg and priceline)

Country: Canada

Parts Preferences: No preference?

Overclocking: Don't know how, but likely in its later life

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: I can double check if this is super important, but I'd be willing to upgrade (not by my comp right now)

Additional Comments: Please try to use memoryexpress if possible, as I will be going in store to buy it. The motherboard RAM combo seems like a really good deal to me... Is there reason to not go with that motherboard? I hear bad things about gigabyte

Here is my proposed list below. I have no idea what to buy for computer cases, and I don't know much about solid state drives...

Motherboard & RAM: GA-Z77-D3H Motherboard Bundle w/ Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3 1600MHz Kit

CPU (in place of IB i5): Core™ i5-2500K Processor, 3.30GHz w/ 6MB Cache

GPU: HD7850 DirectCU II Radeon HD 7850 2GB PCI-E w/ DVI, HDMI, Dual DP

PSU: OCZ 600W ModXstream Pro SLI Ready Power Supply

HD: Seagate 500GB Barracuda 7200rpm SATA III w/ 16MB Cache

Case (I know nothing about these, I just want it to look cool): Zalman Z11 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case

Any help appreciated!
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  1. Nice case... This is your best PSu choice It matches your case lol...
  2. If you really want an OCZ PSU, choose one from the ZS series. For no CF, you only need a quality 550W PSU.
  3. With regards to the GPU, one of my friends is telling me that the 7850 is kinda overkill for the games I want to run, and that the RADEON 6870 would be a cheaper alternative. I want to be able to run D3 and SC2 on ultra settings, and still have some future proofing legroom (2-3 years at least). I was thinking that since I'm splurging on the IB, I might as well get a good GPU. Thoughts?

    Also, I know very little about solid state drives, do I need one? I don't really want to go over 1000 on my budget...
  4. Here is a comparison of the two GPUs.

    For all of those games (not Diablo 3 as it isn't released yet), at ultra, you will get constant 60fps with the 7850. The 6870 barely manages 50fps at ultra.
  5. Quick update: my monitor is a 20" widescreen with a 1680x1050 resolution. Is this good enough, or should I consider a cheaper graphics card?
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