First Time Builder / $1200 Gaming Build

First off hello all! As the topic says this is my first time attempting a 100% from scratch build and I am in need of advice on parts compatibility plus maybe some advice on price etc.

Approximate Purchase Date: Jun 10-20

Budget Range: $1000-1200
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Parts Not Required: Monitor, mouse and keyboard.
Preferred Website(s) for Parts:New Egg
Parts Preferences:AMD


SLI or Crossfire:Maybe

Monitor Resolution:Not sure yet
Additional Comments: I have posted the link to my new egg wish list so you can see what I have choose so far. Also too if there are any parts missing that ill need it would help to know that as well. Thank you in advance. :)
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  1. I can't view your wishlist. :P

    This is what I would recommend:

    It will max out all modern games for a year or so, with enough headroom to SLI in the future.
    Nowadays you just can't make an AMD build that will beat a Intel+Nvidia Build in straight up gaming performance.
  2. You have to make the wishlist public.
  3. You put the link wrong, this is how it's supposed to be:
    Looks great, although going Intel/Nvidia is still much better. AMD can't handle Intel like it did 2 years ago.
  4. $349.98 save: $15.00 FREE SHIPPING
    Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
    ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard,1.html <----- review of that board w/benchmarks <----- another look at that board along with a link to the latest bios $349.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    ASUS HD7870-DC2-2GD5 Radeon 2GB DDR5 VGA/DVI/HDMI/DisplayPort GPU Tweak Utilities PCI-Express 3.0 Graphics Card HD7870-DC2-2GD5 <----- review of that card w/benchmarks

    Here's some options to check out. $76.81 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Corsair Carbide Series 300R Mid-Tower Gaming Case - CC-9011014-WW <----- another look at that case $46.99 FREE SHIPPING
    G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-8GAO
  5. Wow! Thanks for all the responses. Also sorry about the new egg wishlist. I though I made it viewable to the public. Well I really liked your build too Merueth. I will more then likely be purchasing tomorrow or the next so ill let you guys know what I decided. Thanks everyone! :sol:
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