Need Advice on Building a $1000 PC

Approximate Purchase Date: Can wait for a month or two

Budget Range: Around $1000 after rebates but can go up to $1200 for the right reasons

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming and watching movies

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

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:,

Country: Canada

Parts Preferences: MSI, Intel for CPU

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: relatively quiet and efficient. I would want a system that could last me for a few years before upgrading. Should be able to handle most/all games with high resolution.

Parts I have looked at and contemplating on buying:

G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Memory

Gigabyte Z68A-D3H-B3 ATX LGA1155 Z68 DDR3 3PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 HDMI DVI SLI SATA3 USB3.0 Motherboard

Intel Core i5 3570K Unlocked Quad Core Processor LGA1155 3.4GHZ Ivy Bridge 6MB Retail

MSI Radeon HD 7870 OC Twin Frozr III 1050MHZ 2GB 4.8GHZ GDDR5 DVI HDMI 2XMINIDP PCI-E Video Card

MSI Radeon HD 7850 Twin Frozr III 860MHZ 2GB 4.8GHZ GDDR5 DVI HDMI 2x MINI-DP PCI-E Video Card

I'm looking at getting either the Radeon HD 7870 or the Radeon HD 7850. I am not sure whether I would need the 7870 or if I can survive just using the 7850 and reduce the cost by $100. I also heard that the Twin Frozr was very helpful in keeping it cool/quiet. So if I plan to do a lot of gaming would it be worth it to get the 7870 or would the 7850 suffice?

Also I am unsure on compatibility. Would all those parts work together with the suggested motherboard?
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    here is a good recommended list. since you do not need the OS, you can replace it with a crucial 64 or 128 gb SSD or a 7870 or even a 670gtx
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