Building on a $1000-$1100 budget

Have looked into many deals that Canadian sites have been offering for DIY combo kits. I have looked into this one in seems to offer pretty good parts for the cheapest price.

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.30GHz Quad-Core Unlocked
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-D3H LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
PSU: Ultra LSP550 550-Watt Power Supply
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz Memory Kit
HD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB Hard Drive
Case: Thermaltake V3 Black Edition Mid Tower Case
CD/DVD Drive: Sony Optiarc AD7280S-OB 24x DVDRW Drive

Total (with tax +s&h) $767.90

Now I have been told that this offer has a P.O.S PSU, so I am looking to purchase a new one, as well as a separate GPU. If someone could help me with choosing each for this build that would be great.

On a side note.....I need to buy a keyboard/mouse/monitor also, and are open to suggestions as well.

Thank you for your time
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    here is a 1000$ build. it doesnt coe with a mnitor or keyboard.

    a good monitor could be the asus ve247h or the asus ve228h. check out samsungs monitors as well. the are also very good
  2. Ultra PSUs are flat out crap - the reason I never use Tiger anymore is because I've had a lot of bad experiences using their junk proprietary brands Ultra and Systemax.

    Here's a build I recommend for ~$1K:

    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 - $59.99
    PSU: Corsair TX650 V2 - $89.99
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H - $159.99
    CPU: 3.4GHz Intel Core i5-3570K - $249.99
    Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo - $29.99
    RAM: 8GB G.Skill Ripjaw X 1600MHz 1.5V - $46.99
    HD: 500GB Samsung Spinpoint F3 - $79.99
    Optical: Lite On DVD Burner - $17.99
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 - $249.99
    OS: Windows 7 Home Premium

    Total: $1084.90
  3. Direct Canada and Best Direct Canada are affiliated (both ship out of the same warehouse in Richmond, BC) and both offer FREE SHIPPING. Any order over $50 @ Direct Canada is FREE SHIPPING and any order over $80 @ Best Direct Canada is FREE SHIPPING.


    This build allows you to add another one of those cards later on. $61.83
    Antec Three Hundred Two Mid Tower Gaming Case 302 ATX 3X5.25 6X3.5INT No PS Front USB3.0 & Audio $78.50
    XFX 650W PRO650W Core Edition Single Rail ATX 12V 53A 24PIN ATX Power Supply 80PLUS Bronze PSU $141.95
    ASUS P8Z77-V Lk ATX LGA1155 Z77 DDR3 3PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 3PCI SATA3 DVI HDMI DP USB3.0 Motherboard <----- another look at that board $227.79
    Intel Core i5 3570K Unlocked Quad Core Processor LGA1155 3.4GHZ Ivy Bridge 6MB Retail $47.83
    G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Memory $17.67
    ASUS DRW-24B1ST 24X SATA DVD Writer OEM Black $89.79
    Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM 64MB SATA 6Gbps 3.5IN Internal Hard Drive - OEM $239.79
    Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 860MHZ 2GB 4.8GBPS GDDR5 DVI HDMI 2XMINIDP PCI-E Video Card <----- a better look at that card $99.55
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64BIT SP1 DVD OEM

    Total: $1,004.70 *not including tax and rebates
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