New Gaming Computer Build[Advice/Help]

Hi there, I'm Kevin and I would thank you all for your help and advice. I am building a new computer for college now, and it will be my first build. My 2007 Macbook won't cut anymore and I need a pc for java/C++ programming(But I love gaming :D) so I want a solid gaming build as well. I'll be building in two weeks.

So here is my build layout so far.

PC Build
Case: Phantom 410(Black)
MotherBoard: MSI Z77 Mpower
CPU: Intel i5 3570k
GPU: MSI GTX 680 TwinForzr 2GB (I may SLI two gtx 680's in the future)
Memory: DDR3 Patriot 16gb 1600MHZ (8x2)
Cooling: Kraken X40
SSD: Samsung 840 series
HDD: Seagate 2TB
PSU: Lepa G1000 (1000Watt)

External Build
Monitor: BENQ XL2420T
Mouse: SteelSeries MLG Sensei
Keyboard: Razer DeathStalker


This is what I have setup so far, so please give any input you feel necessary. Thank you!
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  1. ill help out

    get this CPU and motherboard combo. board has everything that you need for a pc. nothing fancy or extra
    http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=72062&vpn=3570K%20%26%20P8Z77%2DV%20LK&manufacture=Bundle%20Deals&promoid=1324

    ram. its cheaper and its kingston. pretty good
    http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=78420&promoid=1026

    CPU cooler. quieter and cools better than those fisher price AIOs
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AXUTKEE/?tag=pcpapi-20

    SSD. 256gb is the size id get and this one is by plextor.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820249025&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=

    hard drive
    http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=74462&promoid=1324

    if you want a bit more storage, the 1.5tb seagate is also good. the 2tb is rather high right now
    http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=70854&promoid=1324

    GPU. 670s perform the same as 680s. if you want more performance though, you should be looking at a 7970 as they are better performers for the money and come with crysis 3. the GPU choice depends if you want CUDA functionality for certain applications
    http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=72914&vpn=N670%20PE%202GD5%2FOC&manufacture=MSI%2FMicroStar&promoid=1393

    psu. you will never need that wattage.
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0081XXIRA/?tag=pcpapi-20

    monitor. id get a IPS panel like this one over a faster TN panel that you have selected. IPS panels are slower but give much better colours and overall sharpness
    http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=75619&promoid=1345

    keyboard. better than razer
    http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=77975&vpn=SGK-4020GKCR1&manufacture=COOLERMASTER

    price match using this link.
    http://www.pcm.com/p/product~dpno~9455063~pdp.iahbgif#activeTab=pdpOverview
  2. byogamingpc said:
    What is your budget? Parameters help when figuring out what you can get. =)


    $2600 is my budget.
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