Help with New Build

Hello :)
I am currently building a gaming PC for the first time and need some expert advice.

Approximate Purchase Date: 1 week to 1 month from now

Budget Range:800-1000

System Usage from Most to Least Important :Gaming~everything else

Parts Not Required:mouse, screen, speakers,

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (Also have a microcenter near me)

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: None

Overclocking: Most likely

SLI or Crossfire: Possibly but not in the near future

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
This is a build I came up with on newegg

Case( Antec 300 $50) -

Hard Drive(Samsung 1tb $110- $30 promo)-

RAM(Ripjaws 8gb- $45)-

Motherboard( Biostar Z77- $110)-

CPU( Core i5 2500k $220- $15 promo) -

Cooler (Cooler Master 212- $30) -

Windows 7 64- $100

Graphics AMD 6870- $170-

PSU Combo-
Total-$950 after rebates $890

What do you guys think. Not to sure on graphics card but the 6870 seems better for the money vs 7850? Any help is greatly appreciated.
Thank You
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  1. Win7 is on sale at until Wed. Might as well buy it now.

    I'd suggest getting low profile RAM like:

    G-Skill Ares (Today's shell shocker $45)

    G-Skill Sniper ($52)

    Kingston Hyper X, Crucial and Munchkin are all fairly good too.

    If you live close to a microcenter, take advantage of their Processor/Mobo combo deals and save around $70.

    i5-3570k ($190)


    i5 2500k ($170)

    + a mobo like:

    As-Rock z77 Pro4 ($70 w/ CPU)

    If you want to OC, get an after market cooler like the Cooler Master 212 Evo.

    As for GPU. 7850 is significantly faster, but the 6870 will still do decent. It really is up to you.
  2. OK i am going to post the parts for a 1000 gaming PC ( buy the mobo, cpu, and case at microcenter ) and what else they have that is the same price, so you save the shipping.

    The mobo and CPU will save you alot 189 for the CPU 130 for the MOBO + 50 bucks off and MIR if they have them.

    Case is the same there so you save the 20 bucks shipping




    MOBO or for 20 bucks more ( both can be bought at Micro center )




    Buy the SSD latter down the road it wont give enough bang for the buck in gaming ( as the GTX 670 ) would in your price range.

    IMO i wouldnt worry about OCing ATM there will be no need to with this system.
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