1100-1500 Gaming PC Build

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: This coming weekend

Budget Range: $1,100-$1500 total cost

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Are you buying a monitor: No I'll be using a 23'' 1080p monitor

Parts to Upgrade: I need a complete system

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: http://www.Newegg.com

Location: San Antonio Texas

Parts Preferences: I'm liking the I5-3570k, I have my eye on the Asus Gene 1155 motherboard, and the Gigabyte 670 GPU.

Overclocking: Very slight if any but I want the option.

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I wont be playing lots of different games, mainly just 1 or 2, such as BF3 and Guild Wars 2. I have a separate computer for storage. I don't ever plan on doing SLI or Crossfire so I was looking at Micro ATX with great quality for overclocking in the future. I am interested in the Asus GENE motherboard because it seems to have great quality and great on board sound compared to cheaper motherboards.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I'm currently using a 8 year old computer and need an upgrade. I haven't built a machine in over 8 years.
I don't plan on over clocking initially but will in the future. I'd prefer to stay near the $1200 price range but am flexible up to $1500.

Here is what I have listed so far (Please give advice):

ASUS Maximus V Gene LGA 1155 Intel Z77

Intel Core i5-3570K

Combo : [url=http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1030058 = $411.98

PC Case:

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650M 650W Semi Modular

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600


ADATA S510 Series AS510S3-120GM-O 2.5" 120GB SATA

Total price: $1147.93

I will be adding:
I appreciate the advice thank you. If you could do me a huge favor and when giving advice on different items can you give comparisons and why your suggestion is better?
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  1. I'd rather get the XFX 550W as 650W is overkill for one 670.
  2. azeem40 said:
    I'd rather get the XFX 550W as 650W is overkill for one 670.

    even for slight overclocking the CPU and slightly the GPU?
  3. Yeah, even for heavy OCing the CPU and GPU.
  4. http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3381851&CatId=7387

    I would get this over the 670, better price and better performance
  5. Can anyone recommend other Modular PSU's that would work with my system? and if I switch to that 7970 will it effect the needed PSU?
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