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$1200 Gaming Build

Here's a modified version of what I posted a few days ago. Just want to get some final feedback.

CPU: Intel 3570K http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2373004&SRCCODE=LINKSHARE&cm_mmc_o=-ddCjC1bELltzywCjC-d2CjCdwwp&AffiliateID=SyIrj13jmG8-we0HpmOtsqFuX8Z79uo98w $210 w/rebate

Motherboard: Z77 ASRock Extreme4 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157293&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10440897&PID=3332167&SID=u00000687 $140

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master 212 Evo http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10440897&PID=3332167&SID=u00000687 $35

PSU: Undecided. Any good recommendations for around $100 or less? Preferably modular.

Case: Corsair 550D http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139012&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10440897&PID=3332167&SID=u00000687 $140

RAM: 2X4 GB Corsair Vengeance http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233144&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10440897&PID=3332167&SID=u00000687 $50

SSD : Either Crucial M4 or Samsung 830 128 GB. I was going to go with the 830 but prices went up again. ~$150

Optical Drive: LG DVD Burner http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136240&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10440897&PID=3332167&SID=u00000687 $17

GPU: Sapphire 7850 http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2262863&SRCCODE=LINKSHARE&cm_mmc_o=-ddCjC1bELltzywCjC-d2CjCdwwp&AffiliateID=SyIrj13jmG8-URvkjmQWHIx7dXNU19Mh5Q $250

OS: Windows 7 64-bit $100

Total projected cost: ~$1192 + shipping


Are there any glaring flaws? Possible improvements or revisions? Incompatibilities?

I should also add that I'm searching for a suitable 23-24 inch monitor. Right now I'm between the Dell U2412M and the Viewsonic VP2365-LED. Not sure what to get so recommendations would be appreciated.
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    Everything looks good to me. A lot of the same parts in my rig. Good choice on SSDs. Don't know much about that tower though.

    I would suggest:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139021
  2. Azok said:
    Everything looks good to me. A lot of the same parts in my rig. Good choice on SSDs. Don't know much about that tower though.

    I would suggest:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139021

    Isn't 750 watts overkill for these specs?
  3. Yes, but the price is definitely right, especially with that discount code.
  4. Hmmm, this is quite a bit pricier but it's fully modular, is 80 Plus Gold, and reviewed very favorably at SPCR:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151088
    http://www.silentpcreview.com/article986-page6.html

    Decisions decisions.
  5. Any more thoughts?
  6. Best answer selected by Stochastic.
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