[Newbie Build] 1500$ - 1600$


CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master GeminII S 69.7 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler

Motherboard: Biostar TZ77B ATX LGA1155 Motherboard

Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory

Harddrive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 320GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

VideoCard: EVGA GeForce GTX 680 4GB Video Card

SoundCard: Asus Xonar D1 24-bit 192 KHz Sound Card

Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case

PowerSupply: Antec 1000W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply

OpticalDrive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer

Monitor: Asus VE228H 21.5" Monitor

OperatingSystem: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Full (32/64-bit)

Please tell me if this is a solid build or if I need to change anything. I'm relatively new to this sort of thing so feel free to give me some pointers :).
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  1. What's the primary use? You can drop the sound card and the 1KW PSU is major overkill. For $1500 you can get a way better system but I'd need to know that first.

    If it's gaming I'd suggest something like this:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.99 @ Newegg)
    Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F4 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Hard Drive: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($409.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case ($124.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Monitor: Asus VE248H 24.0" Monitor ($164.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1513.89
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-07-30 19:42 EDT-0400)
  2. It's primarily for gaming and thanks for the recommendation. I highly appreciate it :D .
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