$1000 Gaming PC

Approximate Purchase Date: 3 weeks

Budget Range: $1000 After Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (SC2), Surfing, Light Video Editing

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Speakers, OS, Monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.ca, canadacomputers.com, ncix.ca

Country: Mississauga, Canada

Parts Preferences: Prefer Intel and Nvidia but am open to suggestions

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Yes, in a year or two a second video card would be nice

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: Considering adding a second monitor at some point in the future

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CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-Processors%20-%20Desktops-_-Intel-_-19116504&AID=10440897&PID=3938566&SID=

CPU Cooler: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-CPU%20Cooling-_-Cooler%20Master-_-35103099&AID=10440897&PID=3938566&SID=

Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157293&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-Motherboards%20-%20Intel-_-ASRock-_-13157293&AID=10440897&PID=3938566&SID=

RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233144&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-Memory%20(Desktop%20Memory)-_-Corsair-_-20233144&AID=10440897&PID=3938566&SID=

HD: Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-Hard%20Drives-_-Western%20Digital-_-22136533&AID=10440897&PID=3938566&SID=

GPU: EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1563-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130610&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-Video%20Cards-_-EVGA-_-14130610&AID=10440897&PID=3938566&SID=

PSU: COOLER MASTER Silent Pro M600 RS-600-AMBA-D3 600W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171036&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-Power%20Supplies-_-Cooler%20Master-_-17171036&AID=10440897&PID=3938566&SID=

Case: Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129021&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-Cases%20(Computer%20Cases%20-%20ATX%20Form)-_-Antec-_-11129021&AID=10440897&PID=3938566&SID=

Optical Drive: ASUS 24X DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-CD/DVD%20Burners%20(RW%20Drives)-_-ASUS-_-27135204&AID=10440897&PID=3938566&SID=


PCPartPicker
http://pcpartpicker.com/ca/p/aJD5

Looking for suggestions on the build, particularly the GPU, motherboard and PSU.

Thanks for your help.
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  1. Looks good.
  2. I was debating about going with the sabertooth z77 over the ASRock, is the extra $80 bucks worth it or not?

    And I upgraded my PSU so that I could run two GPU's in the future
    Corsair 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139010&nm_mc=AFC-C8junctionCA&cm_mmc=AFC-C8JunctionCA-_-Power+Supplies-_-Corsair-_-17139010&AID=10592396&PID=3938566
  3. Considering going with the Asus Radeon 7850 instead of the GTX 560 Ti. Any Thoughts?
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121623&Tpk=asus%20radeon%20hd%207850
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