New build for friend

Im helping my friend build a gaming rig and the budget is 1000$. Is there anything better for the money?


1000 dollar budget

1. Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz LGA 1155 Processor $170
http://www.microcenter.com/product/388577/Core_i5_3570K_34GHz_LGA_1155_Processor

2. HIS H795F3G2M Radeon HD 7950 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card 300$ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161400

3. MSI Z77A-G41 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS 100$

4. G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL9D-8GBSR 50$

5. Western Digital WD Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive 64$

6. AZZA Solano 1000R Black / Red Japanese SECC Steel/Metal mesh in front ATX Full Tower Computer Case $120
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811517006

7. RAIDMAX RX-850AE 850W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817152043

8. CORSAIR Hydro series H50 High Performance CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181010

9. MSI 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM IDE DVD-ROM Drive Model DH-18DP
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827100067
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  1. A few things.

    Your DVD drive is IDE and you need one with a SATA interface like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151256

    Never buy a raidmax PSU. They are super unreliable. Stick with something from Antec, XFX, Corsair, Seasonic.
  2. Ok new list

    1000 dollar budget

    1. Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz LGA 1155 Processor $170 microcenter in Cambridge.
    http://www.microcenter.com/product/388577/Core_i5_3570K_34GHz_LGA_1155_Processor

    2. HIS H795F3G2M Radeon HD 7950 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card 300$ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161400

    3. MSI Z77A-G41 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS 100$
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130653

    4. G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL9D-8GBSR 50$
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231460

    5. Western Digital WD Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive 64
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136769

    6. AZZA Solano 1000R Black / Red Japanese SECC Steel/Metal mesh in front ATX Full Tower Computer Case $120
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811517006

    7. XFX Core Edition PRO850W (P1-850S-NLB9) 850W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207011

    8. CORSAIR Hydro series H50 High Performance CPU Cooler
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181010

    9. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151256&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=4176827&SID=17xw3k27n8j2m
  3. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($204.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H50 57.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G41 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($79.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Adorama)
    Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($299.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($51.52 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: XFX 850W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($94.25 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $991.67
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-07 19:46 EST-0500)

    I included an SSD and a 1tb HDD.

    Changed to a more popular/ better airflow/ cheaper case.
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