~$1000 gaming PC advice

Approximate Purchase Date: As soon as possible.

Budget Range: As close to $1000 as possible.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, internet, movies.

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, monitor, OS, speakers.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Directcanada.com is my first choice, Newegg.ca, ncix.ca, tigerdirect.ca if they have better deals on anything.

Country: Canada

Overclocking: Not initially but I'd like to keep the possibility open.

SLI or Crossfire: Again, not initially, but I'd like to keep the possibility open.

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

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Motherboard:
ASUS P8Z77-V LX Z77 - this is the part I'm most unsure of - will this allow me to do SLI in the future/be compatible with everything else? If there's something better, by all means, I'm open to suggestions. Ideally I'd like one that also has a built in wireless card, but I'm not finding much.
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=10530BD9683&vpn=P8Z77-V%20LX&manufacture=ASUS

Processor:
i5-3570k
http://www.directcanada.com/search/?kw=3570k

GPU:
Sapphire Radeon HD 7850
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=16950BD1041&vpn=11200-01-20G&manufacture=Others

RAM:
8GB Ripjaw DDR3 1600
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=15380BD5211&vpn=F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL&manufacture=G.SKILL

HDD:
WD Caviar Blue 1TB
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=25350DR5426&vpn=WD10EALX&manufacture=Western%20Digital%20WD

Power Supply:
Corsair 650w
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11180AC7339&vpn=CMPSU-650TXV2&manufacture=CORSAIR

Optical Drive:
ASUS DRW-24B1ST
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=10530DR5213&vpn=DRW-24B1ST%20Bulk&manufacture=ASUS

Case:
Corsair Carbide 400R
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11180AC6193&vpn=CC-9011011-WW&manufacture=CORSAIR

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Opinions and suggestions are greatly appreciated, thanks so much!
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  1. for a more crossfire supporting mobo I would look at this asus sabertooth z77 as a better option http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131821
  2. Here is a better board that will support crossfire/sli much better. Your board would support it but only at x4/x4. This will support it at x8/x8. http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=16950BD6547&vpn=P8Z77-V%20LK&manufacture=

    If you do plan to crossfire in the future get a 750w PSU.

    Good luck with your build!
  3. Any other input? I'd rather not drop another hundred on the motherboard if it can be avoided. Is the rest of the build decent?
  4. misterm00 said:
    Approximate Purchase Date: As soon as possible.

    Budget Range: As close to $1000 as possible.

    System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, internet, movies.

    Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, monitor, OS, speakers.

    Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Directcanada.com is my first choice, Newegg.ca, ncix.ca, tigerdirect.ca if they have better deals on anything.

    Country: Canada

    Overclocking: Not initially but I'd like to keep the possibility open.

    SLI or Crossfire: Again, not initially, but I'd like to keep the possibility open.

    Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Motherboard:
    ASUS P8Z77-V LX Z77 - this is the part I'm most unsure of - will this allow me to do SLI in the future/be compatible with everything else? If there's something better, by all means, I'm open to suggestions. Ideally I'd like one that also has a built in wireless card, but I'm not finding much.
    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=10530BD9683&vpn=P8Z77-V%20LX&manufacture=ASUS

    Processor:
    i5-3570k
    http://www.directcanada.com/search/?kw=3570k

    GPU:
    Sapphire Radeon HD 7850
    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=16950BD1041&vpn=11200-01-20G&manufacture=Others

    RAM:
    8GB Ripjaw DDR3 1600
    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=15380BD5211&vpn=F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL&manufacture=G.SKILL

    HDD:
    WD Caviar Blue 1TB
    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=25350DR5426&vpn=WD10EALX&manufacture=Western%20Digital%20WD

    Power Supply:
    Corsair 650w
    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11180AC7339&vpn=CMPSU-650TXV2&manufacture=CORSAIR

    Optical Drive:
    ASUS DRW-24B1ST
    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=10530DR5213&vpn=DRW-24B1ST%20Bulk&manufacture=ASUS

    Case:
    Corsair Carbide 400R
    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11180AC6193&vpn=CC-9011011-WW&manufacture=CORSAIR

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    Opinions and suggestions are greatly appreciated, thanks so much!

    That board isn't meant for dual cards, it runs dual cards @ x4.

    You want this board down here if you want the option to add another one of those cards later on. BTW that build looks good. :) Add the Cooler Master EVO 212 cpu cooler if it's in your budget.

    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=16950BD6547&vpn=P8Z77-V%20LK&manufacture=Others $141.95
    ASUS P8Z77-V Lk ATX LGA1155 Z77 DDR3 3PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 3PCI SATA3 DVI HDMI DP USB3.0 Motherboard

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131837 <---- a better look at that board
  5. https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/MySavedWishDetail.aspx?ID=17017991 sorry forgot to add power supply so add like $50 this is what i came up with trying to get to $1000
  6. Why_Me said:
    That board isn't meant for dual cards, it runs dual cards @ x4.

    You want this board down here if you want the option to add another one of those cards later on. BTW that build looks good. :) Add the Cooler Master EVO 212 cpu cooler if it's in your budget.

    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=16950BD6547&vpn=P8Z77-V%20LK&manufacture=Others $141.95
    ASUS P8Z77-V Lk ATX LGA1155 Z77 DDR3 3PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 3PCI SATA3 DVI HDMI DP USB3.0 Motherboard

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131837 <---- a better look at that board


    I like the look of that board, are there any downsides to it/anything I should consider dropping a few extra dollars for over that one?
  7. misterm00 said:
    I like the look of that board, are there any downsides to it/anything I should consider dropping a few extra dollars for over that one?

    That board won't get you a high over clock but other than that it looks solid enough.
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