Which list is better for $1000 gaming PC

So this will be my first gaming PC and I have about $1000 budget for the component parts. Don't need monitor or keyboard or mouse. So far I have come up with too different list and could use some help one what is better. Also is there are any suggestions on what to change on either one would be great.

List #1
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL- 46.99
Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, option Fans-2x Side 120mm Fan - 49.99
ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS - 149.99
ASUS HD7870-DC2-2GD5 Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card- 329.99
OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom-89.99
IntelCorei5-2500KSandy Bridge3.3GHz(3.7GHz Turbo Boost)LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500K-219.99
Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)-74.99
Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive-99.99

Total: 1060.92

or List#2

Rosewill BLACKHAWK Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, come with Five Fans, window side panel, top HDD dock - Retail 89.99
GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-D3H LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard 144.99
MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card-269.99
OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W Modular High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom 74.99
Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K 229.99
Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) 73.99
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 53.99
Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive 99.99
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 29.99

Total :1067.91
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  1. how about this
    Mobo- Ga-970a-ud3
    cpu- FX-8120
    gpu- HD radeon 6850
    RAM- G.Skill 2x4GB value series
    PSU- 750w corsair enthusiast series
    Memory- Caviar Black 1TB
    DVD drive- IHAS424-98
    CoolerMaster Hyper212
    HAF 912

    I Have this exact setup and i can get 30-50 on crisis ultra
  2. Number 2. Because the 7870 is the more powerful graphics card. I would suggest however getting at least a 128GB SSD if you're getting an SSD at all.
  3. seconded
  4. Ok thanks for the insight. I made a few changes and here is what I got so far.

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/bsE8
  5. thats one nice system(in the future because of games getting more and more gpu intensive make sure your motherboard supports sli or crossfirex so later on you can double your gpu power by going crossfire :) if not thats fine to thats a really nice graphics card!
  6. Looks pretty good to me. The mobo does support Sli/Crossfire should you ever have the need. Although 7870s overclock pretty well, one of those monsters should keep you busy for a couple years.
  7. neku is right

    also neku how did that thread end I have not gotten to reading it yet? :na:
  8. Which one?
    If you mean the one with the yahoo fellow, I think Reynod banned him for a week. Rds finally got drunk enough to pass out, and the guy with the nazi avatar got his posts removed (nothing mentioned about anything else). Honestly its nothing that interesting lol.
  9. nekulturny said:
    Which one?
    If you mean the one with the yahoo fellow, I think Reynod banned him for a week. Rds finally got drunk enough to pass out, and the guy with the nazi avatar got his posts removed (nothing mentioned about anything else). Honestly its nothing that interesting lol.

    yeah my thread(fx8120 bottlenecking hd6850) got extremely out of hand :) im surprised it got that bad so quick
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