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October 23, 2012 3:27:46 AM

PURCHASE DATE: NOW/ASAP
BUDGET: > or = $2000
USE: MOVIES/GAMING/DAILY USE
OVERCLOCKING: YES
MONITOR: NEEDED Min 1080P Resolution
OS: NEEDED
KEYBOARD: NEEDED

First Build ever I need help selecting the best hardware for my money. GPU benchmarks are confusing what can play games at 1080P on one monitor for the next few years without trouble?
I put this together in the meantime please impart your technical expertise on me so I can make an informed purchase.

Case: NZXT Phantom 410 Black
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811146085

CPU: i5 3570k
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6819116504

CPU Cooler: Hyper 212 EVO
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6835103099

Mobo: ASRock Extreme4 Z77
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813157293

RAM: Corsair Vengeance Low Profile 8GB (2x4) 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820233186

GPU: EVGA GTX 680 Superclocked Signature 2GB 256-bit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814130779

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0gb
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6822148840

SSD: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820227791

PSU: SeaSonic X-Series 850W 80 Plus Gold Certified Modular
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817151102

Optical: ASUS DRW 24x DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6827135204

Total w/o Peripherals: $1,390.00 before shipping

Keyboard: LITE-ON PS/2 Wired Standard Keyboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6823107120

Monitor: ASUS 23.6" 5ms HDMI Full 1080P Widescreen LCD w/Speakers
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6824236052

OS: Windows 8 vs. 7 32bit vs. 64bit OEM? $99

Total w/ Peripherals: $1,700 after shipping
October 23, 2012 3:37:23 AM

This is a pretty good setup, Victor. Not too much to improve upon really, as you're well within your budget. I might recommend a radeon 7970 card instead of the gtx 680, but you'll have comparable performance either way.

64 bit windows without a question.
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November 1, 2012 12:02:21 AM

Best answer selected by Victor286.
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