1.8k build help

Hi guys!

So, i have just hit the jackpot in the local lottery (dear diary..... JACKPOT!!!). And scored somewhere around 2k dollars. Now i've been planing to upgrade my trash computer for a veeeeery long time now. I've been looking around the market at the newer parts that hit the shelves and i notice that a lot of guys pick up a 3570k and a Z77 extreme 4 mobo, in high end builds. I would very much apreciate if you guys can give me a hand with a new system, and btw the reason im spending 1.8k is that for the 200$ that are left i would like to pick up a monitor and maybe even gaming mouse/keyboard. And yes the PC will be mainly used for gaming and for 1.8k i expect really awsome performance in high end games or at least i hope so :D

Thanks a lot looking forward to your suggestions
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  1. This is pretty good, unless you want more elaborate case. Put the change with that $200 and get really good monitor, like Dell U2410, and good keyboard/mouse.
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($80.77 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($189.86 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.93 @ Amazon)
    Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($103.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($409.66 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Professional 850W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($159.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On IHBS112-29 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($117.98 @ Mwave)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1527.14
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

    Scope to add 2nd GPU, in crossfire if you want.
  2. i wouldnt say the z77-v is a good bang for the buck. id rather get a gigabyte ud5h or a up4 at that price range which has a lot more features

    reduced malbluff's build by almost 100 dollars while being the same or better (motherboard wise)

  3. Wouldn't disagree with anything there. To be honest, hadn't noticed the XFX was fully modular, so better deal, than my choice.
  4. its not fully modular, but i used about every connected cable. the only thing i dont like about it is that it has 2 4+4 pin CPU power connectors hard wired in
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