Advise $1300 Build - Updated

I'm looking for advise on this build, I would like SLI compatibly later on.

I'm using so please link the same as im from canada.

Need advise on a good headsink for this build.

This is what I have right now, I'm thinking of adding a SSD, wondering about the mobo and power supply (willing to change). And if you had another $100-$200 what would you change? Please help as I would like to buy soon!

Approximate Purchase Date: This week

Budget Range: $1100-$1300 b4 shipping/taxes

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:

Country: Canada

Overclocking: Yes and Maybe?

SLI or Crossfire: Yes later

Additional Comments: Would like a quiet computer!! And a good gaming computer that will last.

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power ...
$119.99 -$15.00 Instant $104.99

SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7950 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card (11196-00-40G)
$399.99 $399.99

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B
$50.99 -$6.00 Instant $44.99

MSI Z77A-GD65 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
$189.99 -$20.00 Instant $169.99

COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced RC-932-KKN5-GP Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0, Black Interior and Four Fans-1x ...
$159.99 $159.99


Intel Core i5-3550 Ivy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2500 BX80637I53550
$219.99 $219.99

Subtotal: $1,099.94
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  1. Also should I for $90 more go from 7950 to 7970 graphics?
  2. Sorry for the new post. Been looking at the below, any thoughts?

    CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($349.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Intel DZ77GA70K ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($237.86 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card ($507.55 @ Newegg)
    Case: Fractal Design Define XL Titanium Grey ATX Full Tower Case ($149.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Corsair 850W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($154.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1510.36
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-05-04 19:12 EDT-0400)
  3. Drop the i7 down to the i5. Also drop the RAM to 8GB. Games make use of less than 1/2 of your current amount. Use the $ saved to get extra storage, like the Mushkin Chronos 120GB SSD.
  4. So pretty much you recommend the first build? Ignore the 2nd, in regards to the first build any suggestions? The 2nd also includes a GTX 680 which are non existent.
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