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My revised build

I took your advice from my first post and revised my build appropriately

1000$ is what I'm wanting to spend

Building for gaming (battlefield 3) and some video editing

I'm looking for any advice I can get on making this rig better for equal or less money
I'm really want this rig to be very cool because I have run into overheating with the first rig I built

Case: Rosewill Thor V2 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147053

HD: western digital 500GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136769

GPU: MSI 660 2GB OC http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127699

PSU: PC power and cooling silencer 500W modular http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703035

RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws 2x4 8GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428

Motherboard: Biostar Z77 hifi http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138364

CPU: Intel Core I5 3570K Ivy http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504

CPU cooling: Xigmatek dark knight 2 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233029

thank you in advance for any advice :) also I don't need a monitor or an OP or anything that I can just re use from first build
lastly I really would like help with the MOBO
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  1. Biostar isnt the best in terms of motherboards. Asrock/Asus/Gigabyte are the reliable brands out there.

    You want a 7850 video card, one from Sapphire or brands like that. :)

    Also, you can get a cheaper cooler. The CoolerMaster Hyper212 EVO only costs $30 and it performs very well. :)
  2. here:

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($215.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($27.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.65 @ NCIX US)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.98 @ Amazon)
    Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($295.98 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Cooler Master Storm Scout ATX Mid Tower Case ($66.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: Antec Basiq Plus 550W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $1011.54
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    The WD Blue is a solid hard drive it's just a bit slow. If you purchase an SSD first, and later on get that WD 500 Blue you won't have to re-install your O/S (Windows).

    Just add a case to this build. This build allows you to add another one of those cards later on in SLI. There isn't any reviews on that Asrock board yet for the fact it was just released on the market less than a week ago.


    http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-80PLUS-Certified-Modular-CP-9020015-NA/dp/B008RJZQSW/ref=sr_1_24?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1346646210&sr=1-24 $86.00 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Corsair CX 750 Watts 80PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V/EPS12V Power Supply CP-9020015-NA

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1061103 $154.98 save: $8.00 FREE SHIPPING
    ASRock Z77 Extreme3 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1050224 $519.98 save: $20.00 - $10.00 Mail In Rebates
    Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
    MSI N660 Ti PE 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005O65JXI/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&smid=A2EUTVCJXLAJ4K $32.42 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler with 120mm PWM Fan (RR-212E-20PK-R2

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204 $19.99
    ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM

    http://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-2-5-Inch-Solid-SDSSDP-128G--G25/dp/B007ZW2LY4/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1347126230&sr=1-1&keywords=sandisk+128+gb+ssd $89.95 + $0.00 shipping
    SanDisk 128 GB 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive (SDSSDP-128G- G25)

    Total: $903.42 *not including shipping & rebates


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1054378 $326.98 save: $13.00 - $15.00 Mail In Rebates
    Corsair Carbide Series 300R Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    MSI R7870 Twin Frozr 2GD5/OC Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

    http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Carbide-Tower-Gaming-Computer/dp/B0055Q7BR4/ref=sr_1_4?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1347676947&sr=1-4 $89.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Corsair Carbide Series 400R Mid Tower Gaming Computer Case - CC-9011011-WW

    http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-Caviar-Cache-Desktop/dp/B00461G3MS/ref=sr_1_3?m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1347672097&sr=1-3 $65.52 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 GB SATA III 7200 RPM 16 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive - WD5000AAKX

    http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Premium-64bit-System-Builder/dp/B004Q0PT3I/ref=pd_bxgy_e_text_z $90.90 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (Full) System Builder DVD 1 Pack


    http://www.corsair.com/pc-cases/carbide-series-pc-case/carbide-series-400r-mid-tower-case.html <----- another look at that Corsair Carbide 400R

    http://www.corsair.com/carbide-series-300r-compact-pc-gaming-case.html/ <----- another look at that Corsair Carbide 300R

    http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/Z77%20Extreme3/ <----- another look at that Asrock board along with a link to the latest bios
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