Is this the best desktop for audio production and gaming for around $1000?

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($166.15 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme3 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Gaming Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg )
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($109.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($57.40 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $993.46

Any suggestions or recommendations are very welcome and appreciated!! Thanks!
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  1. Well i dont see a audio card ??

    That PSU is overkill

    SSD Intel 330 Series 120 Gb for 95$

    Card is ok

    Change CPU/MOBO to intel.

    I5 3570 K and Asrock Extreme 4.

    220+104=324 $

    Get the XFX 650W (if u will CF,if not get 550W)

    Other great
  2. Hi :)

    No idea on the audio side, but for GAMING ..NO it isn' can buy a graphics card if you want the BEST GAMING that costs more than that whole machine... 7990

    All the best Brett :)
  3. As Prototype18 says:
    I'd recommend a build based on this:

    1) CPU-> i5-3570K
    2) motherboard-> 1155/Z77 (Asrock, Asus, Gigabyte. ATX, not uATX)
    3) 8GB DDR3 1600MHz (possibly 2133MHz)
    * Some games can take advantage of 2133MHz DDR3. However, NO GAME can benefit from more than 8GB. You are better off spending the money on 8GB of 2133MHz rather than 16GB of 1600MHz.

    I can't recommend an AUDIO card without more information as to its use, but you should be getting one.

    I can say I love my audio card:
    Auzentech X-Fi Forte

    I have these speakers:
    M-Audio AV40 (stereo) which some audio pros have used
  4. Graphics,
    The HD7850 (make sure it's 2GB, not 1GB) is a half decent card. It's what I'd recommend on your budget.

    This is the card I recommend though:

    *Note the CORE CLOCK. Some HD7850's have 860MHz. This one is 1000MHz. Meaning you can get as high as 16% better performance. Probably closer to 10% on average.
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