1000$ PC, need help on storage, and what can i get for less $

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/vCOn

I need help with my storage, it HAS to be HDD. Also, could someone help me out with maybe a cheaper motherboard, it has to have 5.1 audio though, and a cheaper case, i feel like im overspending on the case (i REALLY want good airflow because of my GPU that im going to OC).
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  1. Let me suggest:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / 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: MSI Z77A-G45 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($102.55 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($309.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($82.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $1000.44
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-03 04:44 EST-0500)

    Comments:
    - Case you chose is ok, price/performance ratio is very good.
    - CM Hyper 212 EVO for OCed CPU cooling. If you are not going to OC, go with cheaper H77 motherboard and non-K cpu.
    - I don't know how this MSI board performs in terms of OC. It's cheap, but has plenty of features.
    - Samsung memory runs 1600MHz CL 11 at 1.35V, but it can be oc-ed to 1866 9-9-9-24. These are remarkable modules.
    - HDD - 1.5TB from newest barracuda series. It has some serious performance.
    - Switched Sapphire to Vapor-X model, more OC potential. You may consider GTX670 for lower power consumption and similar (slighlty better) performance. Few more bucks needed, though. Gigabyte WF3 GTX670 is $369. Not bad.
    - No need for 750W supply. I chose Seasonic 620, but XFX650 or Corsair TX650 are both good way to go, and all sell for about $80
  2. Quote:
    - I don't know how this MSI board performs in terms of OC. It's cheap, but has plenty of features.

    Not good so good for overclocking

    this ASRock Z77 Extreme6 is better for overclocking and with features too
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157295

    or cheaper ASRock Z77 Extreme4
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157293
  3. MSI Z77A-G45 isn't good, other manufacturers have better solution. Their GD55 however is what I consider the best sub $150 motherboard. I know it's more expensive, I'm just throwing it out there.

    In your build, the tx750 is overkill. Drop to a tx550/650.

    And I would rather get a corsair 400R or something than Cooler Master HAF. I know most people like them, but I only think the HAF XM as acceptable.
  4. Bejusek said:
    Let me suggest:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / 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: MSI Z77A-G45 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($102.55 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($309.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($82.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $1000.44
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-03 04:44 EST-0500)

    Comments:
    - Case you chose is ok, price/performance ratio is very good.
    - CM Hyper 212 EVO for OCed CPU cooling. If you are not going to OC, go with cheaper H77 motherboard and non-K cpu.
    - I don't know how this MSI board performs in terms of OC. It's cheap, but has plenty of features.
    - Samsung memory runs 1600MHz CL 11 at 1.35V, but it can be oc-ed to 1866 9-9-9-24. These are remarkable modules.
    - HDD - 1.5TB from newest barracuda series. It has some serious performance.
    - Switched Sapphire to Vapor-X model, more OC potential. You may consider GTX670 for lower power consumption and similar (slighlty better) performance. Few more bucks needed, though. Gigabyte WF3 GTX670 is $369. Not bad.
    - No need for 750W supply. I chose Seasonic 620, but XFX650 or Corsair TX650 are both good way to go, and all sell for about $80


    Yeah i did change the Video Card to the Vapor-X before this thread (it also looks quite awesome compared to the other sapphire 7950 :) ) i just forgot to type it in. Also i am on SUPER strict budget at 1000$ so no splurging on the 670(imo i like the 7950 better because more OverClocking potential and more shaders so it should be better in optimized games due to about 25% more shaders).

    Also im probably changing the case to the Rosewill Redbone, a LOT cheaper and still real nice airflow
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