Need advice and opinions for a gaming only build

Approximate Purchase Date: Tomorrow if possible.

Budget Range: $600.00-$1,000.00 maybe more if really necesary, if its less even better! :P

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming only, at the moment (Tera).

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg

Country: Puerto Rico (USA)

Parts Preferences: Intel for processor

Overclocking: Dont know if I'll need to

SLI or Crossfire: Dont know if I'll need to

Additional Comments: I just want a Build that will play Tera at high settings and not lag in crouds or Guild vs Guild events. Basically play the game the way it was meant to be played. Thank you all!
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  1. PC Mag recommended this build. What do you guys think?
    CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K ($219.99)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77M-D3H ($114.99)
    Video Card: PowerColor PCS+ AX7870 ($349.99)
    Memory: Kingston HyperX Blu 4GB ($31.99)
    Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda ST1500DM003 (1.5TB) ($119.99)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On DVD Burner iHAS124-04 ($17.99)
    Power Supply: Thermaltake TR2 TRX-650M ($64.99 after mail-in rebate)
    Case: NZXT H2 ($79.99 after mail-in rebate)
    Total: $999.92
  2. Get the i5-3570k for $229.99. Change PSU to a ModXStream 600W.
  3. http://www.amazon.com/Antec-Three-Hundred-Two-Gaming/dp/B006TVQTHW/ref=sr_1_6?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1344760033&sr=1-6 $69.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Antec Three Hundred Two Gaming Case, Black

    http://www.amazon.com/OCZ-ModXStream-Modular-Performance-compatible/dp/B001EYV690/ref=sr_1_2?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1344761088&sr=1-2 $74.02 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W Modular High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandy Bridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom

    http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-Intel-CrossFireX-Motherboard-GA-P75-D3/dp/B007R9CRJE/ref=sr_1_2?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1344759515&sr=1-2&keywords=b75 $79.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Gigabyte LGA 1155 DDR3 1600 Intel B75 CrossFireX PCIe 3G Dual UEFI BIOS and 4 PCI Slots ATX Motherboard GA-P75-D3

    http://www.amazon.com/Intel-Core-i5-3470-Quad-Core-Processor/dp/B0087EVHVW/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1344761281&sr=1-1&keywords=intel+3470 $199.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Intel Core i5-3470 Quad-Core Processor 3.2 GHz 4 Core LGA 1155 - BX80637I53470

    http://www.amazon.com/Patriot-Memory-Extreme-Masters-PC3-12800/dp/B008MF3R82/ref=sr_1_101?m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1344759811&sr=1-101 $49.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Patriot Memory Intel Extreme Masters 8 GB (2 x 4GB) PC3-12800 CL9 Memory Kit - PVI38G160C9K

    http://www.amazon.com/Sony-AD-7280S-0B-Internal-Drive-Black/dp/B0057FRTPW/ref=pd_cp_e_0 $17.99 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25
    Sony AD-7280S-0B 24x SATA Internal DVD+/-RW Drive (Black)

    http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Barracuda-3-5-Inch-Internal-ST1000DM003/dp/B005T3GRNW/ref=sr_1_4?m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1344759948&sr=1-4 $79.98 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Seagate Barracuda 7200 1 TB 7200RPM SATA 6 Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive ST1000DM003

    Total: $571.95


    http://www.amazon.com/HD7870-DC2-2GD5-DisplayPort-Utilities-PCI-Express-Graphics/dp/B007JLFVNO/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1344760815&sr=1-1&keywords=7870 $297.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping | Post-purchase rebate: $20.00 Price after rebate: $277.99
    ASUS HD7870-DC2-2GD5 Radeon 2GB DDR5 VGA/DVI/HDMI/DisplayPort GPU Tweak Utilities PCI-Express 3.0 Graphics Card HD7870-DC2-2GD5

    or...

    http://videocardz.com/nvidia/geforce-600/geforce-gtx-660ti est. retail $300 and due for release August 16th.
    NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 660 ti 2GB
  4. Thanks guys, I guess I'l make up my mind in a bit the 571.95 build sounds awesome. Will it play like I specified earlier?
  5. sonaxel01 said:
    Thanks guys, I guess I'l make up my mind in a bit the 571.95 build sounds awesome. Will it play like I specified earlier?


    http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/07/02/asus_radeon_hd_7870_directcu_ii_top_review/ <----- review w/benchmarks of that Asus 7870 up above

    http://www.tweaktown.com/articles/4873/nvidia_geforce_gtx_660_ti_2gb_reference_video_card_overclocked/index.html <----- some benchmarks done with an engineers card (GTX 660 ti).
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