Gaming/HTPC build for ~$1000


Going to be using this primarily for gaming, but also as my entertainment system in my room. Any suggestions to possibly shave a few bucks off while not hampering performance? Also, I am planning to OC the CPU and GPU. I'm assuming I will probably need to beef up the PSU to do so. Any suggestions how much? Thanks.
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  1. You can swap the HDD for a Caviar Blue instead.
    Maybe a cheaper casing.

    Also, if you have a microcenter near you, they have a walk-in promo that gives you a $50 discount when you buy any CPU+motherboard combination.

    I suggest a 550w PSU for your system usage.
  2. That PSU will be underpowered for that setup. If you want to do a true HTPC with room to game on, I'd recommend something like this:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.98 @ Newegg)
    Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($251.97 @ Newegg)
    Case: Silverstone GD05B HTPC Case ($88.44 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W ATX12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On IHBS112-04 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($72.98 @ Newegg)
    Total: $931.32
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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