First Time Gaming PC Build, $1000 Budget

Approximate Purchase Date: As soon as possible, probably within a month

Budget Range: $1000 - $2000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (Battlefield 3, Skyrim, Borderlands 2... etc;), Browsing Internet

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Probably ncix.ca, unless there is a better place to get parts.

Country: Canada (British Columbia)

Parts Preferences: none

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe, if it's worth it

Monitor Resolution: 1440x900, but ill probably buy a 1920x1080 monitor after

Additional Comments: I need to buy an OS as well.

I'm upgrading because I want a PC that can actually handle modern games for once, Here's my current build idea (I know I'm missing the OS, Hard Drive, and Optical Drive, but I think those are all simple enough to add in)

Motherboard:
ASUS P8Z77 V-Pro LGA 1155

CPU:
Intel Core i5 3570K

Memory:
Corsair Vengeance Blue 2x4GB

Heatsink:
Coolermaster Hyper 212

GPU:
ASUS Radeon HD 7870

Case:
Antec Three Hundred Two
Antec Three Hundred Two - 50$ - http://ncix.com/products/?sku=67326&vpn=THREE%20HUNDRED%20TWO&manufacture=Antec&promoid=1066

PSU:
OCZ ModXStream 700W
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  1. Switch out your RAM to this: http://ncix.com/products/?sku=60640&vpn=996995&manufacture=Mushkin%20Enhanced

    The tall heat sinks on your RAM will not make installing that Hyper 212 easy.

    And then upgrade your GPU to a Radeon 7950 and you're set.
  2. Hi

    I must say your choices are quite good regarding the budget.You should be able to play all new games on fairly high settings with a full hd screen.

    Go for it man.

    Get back to us with some pics :-)

    Mohammed

    http://44a0chtaqfi0c57aqg-1jq6yes.hop.***/
  3. this is decent combo. if you arent going to get mir, id suggest a i5 3570k and a gigabyte z77x-up4 combo instead

    http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=71588&vpn=Z77A-GD65%20%26%203570K&manufacture=Bundle%20Deals&promoid=1265

    great deal on ram
    http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=57953&vpn=F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL&manufacture=G%2ESkill&promoid=1265

    hard drive: because WD blue is the same price as seagate
    http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=74462&vpn=WD10EZEX&manufacture=Western%20Digital%20WD&promoid=1265

    stupid price for a gtx680
    http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=70705&vpn=68NPH6DV5ZGV&manufacture=Galaxy%20Technology&promoid=1265

    dvd drive. bought the exact same one. not too loud but louder than the ones ive used given this can write m-disc

    http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=66853&vpn=GH24NS90&manufacture=LG%20Electronics&promoid=1265

    the rest
    http://pcpartpicker.com/ca/p/i4cq

    price match the cooler just to give the ncix hamsters a kick
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