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1200 dollar gaming build, need advice before final purchase

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July 16, 2012 12:27:13 AM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/cdNs

The computer build itself is 850 (please check if the parts I have chosen are compatible and provide any suggestions/improvements to lower cost or improve what I have). The keyboard/mouse/monitor brings the total cost to 1200 dollars. I am willing to change anything but I like the case that I have chosen and I want a 27 inch monitor. Lastly, with the AMD price cuts on the 7000 series, will the 7850 also go down?

Also, is the radeon 7850 sufficent for playing games like BF3, skyrim, wow, and diablo 3 on ultra settings on a 27 inch monitor 1080p 1920*1080? Should I wait until the 660 comes out and invest 100 dollars more?
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July 16, 2012 12:36:17 AM

there is absolutly no point of getting a 27inch monitor. you are paying for less sharper images. a regular 21.5inch 1080p will be clearer and cheaper. only reason you would get a 27 inch is if you are buying a 1440p monitor which you wont

heres what i would get
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/cdTP
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July 16, 2012 12:50:07 AM

Okay, I found a 23 inch monitor thats only 150 dollars Asus. Here is my updated list please help with finalizing my parts.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/cdYK
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/cdYK/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/cdYK/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($126.04 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.86 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($209.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case ($71.73 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Rosewill 600W ATX12V Power Supply ($64.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus VH236H 23.0" Monitor ($144.98 @ NCIX US)
Keyboard: Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($42.99 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Logitech G500 Wired Laser Mouse ($54.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $1068.52
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
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July 16, 2012 1:11:20 AM

is the 21.5 better than the 23? also which hard drive should i get?
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a b C Monitor
July 16, 2012 10:54:07 AM

get the 21.5inch.

for the hard drive, just get the seagate 1tb 64mb cache hard drive like i mentioned in my parts list
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