Need advice on my mid-gaming rig that i would like to buy this week

Approximate Purchase Date: ASAP (this week)
Budget Range: 999
System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming
Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: amazon.com
Parts Preferences: I would like to use an Intel CPU and asus m/board; CM HAF 912 Adv case. no preference for gpu
Overclocking: Yes
SLI or Crossfire: Later not now. In 2-3 months time
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
Additional Comments: I want to be able to play the latest games and latest mmo's. Please advice if this specs are ok for me to go ahead. thank you.

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Intel Core i5-2500K Processor

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler, RR-B10-212P-G1

Corsair Vengeance Blue 8 GB (2X4 GB) PC3-12800 1600mHz DDR3 240-Pin SDRAM Dual Channel Memory Kit CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B

Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache Internal Desktop Hard Drive Bulk/OEM - WD1002FAEX

ASUS P8Z77-V LK - LGA1155 Intel Z77 Chipset ATX Motherboard DDR3 SATA 6Gb/s DisplayPort/HDMI/DVI USB3.0 8CH HD Audio Gigabit LAN PCIE3.0

Corsair Gaming Series 600-Watt 80 Plus Certified Power Supply Compatible with Intel and AMD Platforms - CMPSU-600G

Cooler Master HAF 912 Mid Tower ATX Case (RC-912-KKN1)

AOC E2351F 23" LED Monitor (Black)

Sapphire 11201-00-20G Radeon HD 7770 GHZ 1GB DDR5 HDMI / DVI-I / Dual Mini DP PCI-Express Graphics Card

Is my PSU good enough or i need more power? Any better GPU for the same price? Can i cut cost or is this specs good enough? Thank you for all your advise.
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  1. any advice?
  2. anyway thinking of changing the 7770 to a 7850 or maybe a 6850 or 6870. Any comments?
  3. Why does your topic say this week but then you say 2-3 months?
  4. FinneousPJ said:
    Why does your topic say this week but then you say 2-3 months?


    Probably because reading is fundamental?
  5. Its nice enough. I would get a slightly cheaper z68 board (unless you plan to buy an Ivybridge CPU in the next year) and a 500GB HDD then throw the saved $ at a small SSD for your OS and games.
  6. Personally I don't see the point in buying an IB board and sticking a SB CPU in it. If you went with the ASRock Extreme3 z68 you could save yourself 30 bucks.

    I'd upgrade the PSU to http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139020 It's just $3 more for 80+ bronze and 50 more watts, and you get a $10 rebate.

    I'd definitely upgrade the card to a 7850 being that this is going to be a gaming machine. You said you didn't need a monitor but have one listed so I'm confused there. If you don't need the monitor then you can easily afford the upgrade.
  7. Grab the hyper 212 EVO instead of the hyper 212 plus
  8. http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-CrossFireX-NVIDIA-Motherboard-GA-Z77X-D3H/dp/B007R21KBC/ref=sr_1_15?m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1336694090&sr=1-15 $144.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Gigabyte Intel Z77 LGA 1155 AMD CrossFireX/NVIDIA SLI W/HDMI, DVI Dual UEFI BIOS ATX Motherboard GA-Z77X-D3H

    http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Enthusiast-Certified-Compatible-platforms/dp/B004LB5AZY/ref=sr_1_3?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1336693913&sr=1-3 $89.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Corsair Enthusiast Series 650-Watt 80 Plus Bronze Certified Power Supply Compatible with Intel Core i3, i5, i7 and AMD platforms - CMPSU-650TXV2

    http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Barracuda-3-5-Inch-Internal-ST1000DM003/dp/B005T3GRNW/ref=sr_1_5?m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1336694330&sr=1-5 $99.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Seagate Barracuda 7200 1 TB 7200RPM SATA 6 Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive ST1000DM003


    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum//forum2.php?config=tomshardwareus.inc&cat=31&post=345710&page=1&p=1 $75.84 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Corsair Carbide Series 300R Mid-Tower Gaming Case - CC-9011014-WW

    http://www.corsair.com/carbide-series-300r-compact-pc-gaming-case.html
  9. Why_Me said:
    http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Enthusiast-Certified-Compatible-platforms/dp/B004LB5AZY/ref=sr_1_3?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1336693913&sr=1-3 $89.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Corsair Enthusiast Series 650-Watt 80 Plus Bronze Certified Power Supply Compatible with Intel Core i3, i5, i7 and AMD platforms - CMPSU-650TXV2


    Better deal on http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=59616&vpn=P1650SNLB9&manufacture=XFX Both are made by Seasonic, just different stickers.
  10. thx for all the advise. appreciate it. 2-3 months would be for sli or crossfire if and when i have the extra cash. the monitor was what i actually have. sorrry about that.
  11. Well, if you plan on it in 2 months, I'd get a 750W PSU.
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