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First Build, $1000 Gaming PC

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August 23, 2012 9:10:40 AM

Hello everybody, I'm attempting to put together a decent gaming computer for around $1000. This will be my first custom built computer and as such I would like to make sure all the parts I have picked out thus far will work together in perfect harmony :p  I would also appreciate any suggestions as to recommended alternatives assuming they keep me in my price range ($800-$1200).

Also worth noting, I do prefer Intel and Nvidia and not terribly interested in overclocking (at least right now).

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz ($214.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Biostar TZ77B LGA 1155 ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB ($319.99 @ Newegg)
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 ($38.99 @ Newegg)
SSD (for OS): Crucial M4 64GB ($72.99 @ Newegg)
HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200RPM ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Cooler Master Silent Pro M700 700W ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG Super-Multi GH22NP20 taken from previous computer
Rough total estimate (after bundles and rebates): $949

Like I said, it's my first build and haven't done an absurd amount of research so any major flaws or oversights of obviously better parts for the same price I would love to have brought to my attention :) 

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August 23, 2012 9:20:09 AM

his ice-q 7870 $239
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Produ [...] 6814161404
h77 mobo $74.99
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Produ [...] 6813135306
I5 3570 $214
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Produ [...] 6819115233
2x 4gb gskill ares $43.99
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Produ [...] 6820231544
rosewill capstone 450W gold $69.99
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Produ [...] 6817182066
90gb ocz ssd $69.99
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Produ [...] 6820227757
seagate 750gb 7200rpm hdd $59.99
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Produ [...] 6822148702
slverstone tj-08 $109
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Produ [...] 6811163182
lg dvd burner $18.59
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Produ [...] 6827136247
120mm fan $9.99
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Produ [...] 6811999346
$800 build (Canadian)
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August 23, 2012 9:33:22 AM

I am planning on upgrading this system throughout the years so I would prefer the standard ATX mobo and case to allow for whatever.

Looks like I got the CPU right though, and thank you for pointing out the cheaper SSD and power supply.
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