$900 Gaming Rig

I need help choosing parts for a gaming build. I need windows 7, do not need a monitor. I want to Overclock the CPU and GPU so it needs to a cool build. I would like this build to last for 2 years (Slowly degrading to low-detail graphics).
Thanks.
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  1. You don't mention where you are, I assume USA. Also no monitor resolution. However, have put this together, as a starting point.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($26.82 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($104.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.86 @ Compuvest)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($244.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.98 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($56.00 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS224-06 DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($91.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $889.60
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    Ideally that could benefit, from the addition of an SSD. Unless budget can be increased, that's something, which can be added, later. I wouldn't recommend droping anything else to finance it, unless you want to go without overclocking.
  2. Quote:
    malbluff has the right idea, but really you can fit much more into 900

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/lkvP
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/lkvP/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/lkvP/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master V8 69.7 CFM Rifle Bearing CPU Cooler ($49.98 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($104.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($209.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($38.91 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($91.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $876.80
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)



    What speed (overclocking the cpu) would be safe with this build?
  3. Quote:
    it depends on your chip 4.5+ i would say the v8 is almost as good as a noctua d14 and its quiet :D


    Thanks. :) One more thing. Is it safe to overclock the gpu in this build or do I need more fans?
  4. Thanks for the help. :D
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