$1000 gaming rig

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: This month (April 2012)

Budget Range: $1000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Are you buying a monitor: No


Parts to Upgrade: None, new built computer

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg, amazon

Location: City, State/Region, Country - San Diego, CA, USA

Parts Preferences: asus motherboard, intel cpu i5 or i7 ivy bridge, nvidia gtx gpu

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: My current rig is getting out of date (6 years old)
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  1. ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM
    $16.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

    COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    $79.99 and a $19 rebate makes the final price $69.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119196

    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
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504

    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/AM3+
    $34.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099

    Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    $119.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533

    G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-8GAB
    $46.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231546

    ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    $134.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157293

    CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
    $69.99 and $20 rebate makes the final price $49.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139028

    MSI R7870 Twin Frozr 2GD5/OC Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
    $299.99 and a $20 rebate makes the final price $279.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127662

    The total for this buils comes to $983.91.

    I just reread your post and noticed that you had preferred an Asus motherboard so you can swap out the Asrock for this;

    ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
    $149.99 and a $20 rebate makes the final price $124.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131837
  2. MOBO & CPU:ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

    bundled with:

    1x Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz ...
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.959055

    CPU Cooler:COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099


    RAM: G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1600
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231416#top



    GPU: MSI Twin Frozr II GeForce GTX 570
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127682#top


    HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148840&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-Hard%20Drives-_-Seagate_-22148840&AID=10440897&PID=3938566&SID=#top


    ODD: Samsung DVD Burner
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151244


    Case: NZXT Apollo Black Case
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146025


    PSU: SeaSonic S12II 620 Bronze
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151096#top


    TOTAL $952.91
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