Need some help...

Hey everybody,
Ok i'm trying to buy a $1000 (about) gaming pc and I am tossing up between two builds. Can I please have some help between the to, also if you have a better deal that would also help too.

1st Build:
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/sr7E
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/sr7E/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/sr7E/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($107.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ B&H)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($309.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.49 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.89 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 Professional Full (64-bit) ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1103.15
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-14 03:39 EST-0500)


2nd Build:
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/srar
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/srar/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/srar/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($144.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.89 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($134.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($229.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($78.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($65.09 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 Professional Full (64-bit)
Total: $1033.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-14 03:48 EST-0500)


Thankyou,
AusNugz :P
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  1. the Asrock motherboard is fine if you want to cut cost..change the RAM to something from corsair, gskill, patriot or crucial..crucial M4 ssd is alright..get a 750w PSU if you are going to crossfire/sli and if not a 550w PSU is enough..either of the cases is fine its upto you..for the GPU i'd get a 7870 instead of the gtx 660 or a gtx 670 instead of the 7950.

    edit: you won't need the caviar black if yo are getting an SSD.
  2. Note that the Asrock mobo only supports crossfire..this is also a good option.
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-p8z77vlk
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