1.) What kind of gaming will you be doing? 2.) For gaming, the 550Ti is weak. A 6850 or 6870 will be much better. 3.) With an IB CPU, I recommend the Z77 motherboards. 4.) The PSU is mediocre. Never skimp on the PSU. Get one from Corsair, Seasonic, etc. Last thing you want is for your $1K computer to go up in smoke. 5.) All your links are broken. 6.) Don't get an Apevia case. Get a better one.
Well since you are going with ivy bridge I would go with a z77 motherboard because updating a motherboard is a pain in the ass, also if you are going to be gaming you need to have a better graphics card and for the last thing is that 750w is way too much and you need a better brand of power supply also. Here are a couple of my suggested changes.
With all of the changes we suggested you should have a pretty fast gaming computer, you should be able to play all the games you want on max settings. Are all of the components in your budget? or do you need us to bring down the price a little bit?
Overclocking: if it could, that would be nice
pssst you need a cpu cooler. you do have plenty of good help already . . .
A Cooler Master HYper 212+ will do the job.
With your guys help, i have put together this new build
MotherBoard ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
CPU Intel Core i5-3550 Ivy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2500 BX80637I53550
Memory CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B
Case COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Video Card ASUS HD7850-DC2-2GD5 Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
PSU Antec EarthWatts EA-650 GREEN 650W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
SSD OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
DVD OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Hard Drive OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
does it look good, anything to change and do i need any thing else?
$1023.91 is the end price, free shipping
Great build! Enjoy it.
Thank you very much everyone who helped!
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do you think i will need a cooling unit for this?
Will you overclock? It can definitely overclock. However, you do need a CPU cooler. A CoolerMaster Hyper 212+ is $30(Canadian), but overclocking isn't a neccesity.