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Build for gaming - is it alright?

I'm looking to get these parts sometime this week with the budget of $1000:

http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/B3NL

I already have the monitor, OS, mouse, keyboard, speakers, etc.

Yes, the estimated wattage is 366W. I'm not familiar of whether that's a good thing or bad thing, but I was told it's pretty low. Any insight as to whether I can change a part for the better is much appreciated.
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  1. You will need minimum 500w for this rig.
  2. Thanks for the response! I switched it up to: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-power-supply-bp550plus
  3. The ssd you chose is sata II..i've also included a case and also take a look at the gigabyte 7870oc..

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/B4pk
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/B4pk/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/B4pk/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($224.99 @ Amazon Canada)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($30.79 @ DirectCanada)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($156.98 @ Amazon Canada)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($54.99 @ Memory Express)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.99 @ NCIX)
    Storage: Intel 330 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($98.80 @ DirectCanada)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($234.47 @ DirectCanada)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($50.65 @ DirectCanada)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($60.81 @ DirectCanada)
    Total: $980.47
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-02 16:06 EST-0500)
  4. Switch the psu for something like this http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cmpsu650txv2 or if you will be crossfiring that 7870 in the future get a 750 or 850w psu.
  5. Don't you need a case ?
    My suggestion : http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/B4vd

    Includes a good psu, some changes, made it cheaper, but as good as the parts you had, with a 7950.
  6. I would just go for the 7870 XT (Tahiti LE) if you are going to spend that much money on a gpu. It has the same set as the next model up and was one of the best gpus for the money according to Tom's. I added a case and a better psu for the power of the build.

    http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/B4zq

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/B4zq
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/B4zq/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/B4zq/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($224.99 @ Amazon Canada)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($30.79 @ DirectCanada)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($156.98 @ Amazon Canada)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($54.99 @ Memory Express)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.99 @ NCIX)
    Storage: Mushkin Callisto Deluxe 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($242.76 @ DirectCanada)
    Case: Antec Three Hundred ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Memory Express)
    Power Supply: Rosewill Green 630W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Total: $983.47
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-02 16:21 EST-0500)
  7. djangoringo said:
    Don't you need a case ?
    My suggestion : http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/B4vd

    Includes a good psu, some changes, made it cheaper, but as good as the parts you had, with a 7950.


    giving him a new antec 25 P280 (he's a friend of mine)

    and i'm not sure if he didn't or did mention all orders are from Canada

    thanks so far for the input guys
  8. Best answer selected by doug94.
  9. Just a few notes : the samsung 840 isn't more reliable or better than the ssd you had or the a-data, it has tlc nand which is inferior to the two ssds with mlc nand, which are more reliable and faster.
    The xfx 550w is made by seasonic and it's a lot more cheaper.
    An aircooler is better than those closed loop watercoolers, i'd get the hyper 212 evo.
    The 1.5 TB hdd is a good suggestion, you should get it, as for a card, either get the 7870 XT or the 7950, the 7870 XT is better than any 7870 and it's cheaper, the 7950 is better overall if you can pay it.
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