Need advice on an ~$850 gaming PC

I'm going to be building this PC the second week in July. I'm wanting to spend around $850 before rebates. I'm going to be gaming and watching movies, so I'm wanting a blu-ray player. I don't need the operating system.

I'm in the USA. I prefer buying parts from Micro Center, but purchasing parts from anywhere is fine.

I'm wanting to use Intel and Radeon, but I'm open to Nvidia. Not wanting to use AMD processors.

For the monitor, I was thinking to get a widescreen 20" at 1920 x 1080 that supports HDMI. Here's the link. http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0382414

The graphics card will also have to support HDMI.

I might be overclocking. Overclocking scares the crap out of me, but I might be willing to try it if I was using water cooling. I would like CrossFire support on the mobo, but I'm not planning to do it yet.
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  1. Is the monitor in the same budget as the computer?

    So is you budget really $730?
  2. Patflute said:
    Is the monitor in the same budget as the computer?

    So is you budget really $730?


    No, the monitor is separate.
  3. Here's kind of a quick build I made, while I'm bored at work.

    CPU: $190 - i5-3570K (Microcenter) http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0388577

    Motherboard: $140 - Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (Microcenter) http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0387554

    Optical Drive: $16 - Samsung (Microcenter) Easy to find in-store. No link sorry.

    PSU: $60 - Corsair 500W http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139027

    HDD: $120 - WD Caviar Green 2TB http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0378062

    GPU: $250 -Sapphire Radeon 7850 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102984

    RAM: $44 - G. Skill Ripjaws 8GB (2x4GB) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231311

    Case: $60- Cooler Master HAF http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119233

    Total = $880 without rebates and what not.

    For the HDD you can lower the space, just thought you'd need a lot since you said you watch a lot of movies so more memory for movies.
  4. ^ He needs bluray

    500 watts is pushing it

    You should have a SSD and Caviar Green is slow.
  5. I only need 500 GB for storage.

    And is the 560 Ti worth getting for the GPU?
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