Micro Center $1200 Computer Gaming Budget Build

Intel Core i5 3570k ($189.99)
Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H ($69.99)
Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB DDR3-1600 ($46.99)
Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200RPM Hard Drive ($89.99)
Gigabyte AMD Radeon HD 7950 ($319.99)
Corsair CX600M PSU ($69.99)
Cooler Master HAF912 ($57.99)
Microsoft Windows 8 64bit ($99.99)
Acer 23" Widescreen LCD 1080p ($129.99)

Total $1,166.30 w/ Tax (My budget $1200)

Could anyone please give me some tips weather or not this is a decent setup for the price? Also Do you think I should make any changes? Should I stick with this motherboard or get the AsRock Z77 Extreme?
Thanks
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  1. Anyone have any input?
  2. Get the Asus P8Z77-V LK in microcenter, with the cpu it goes for 80$, and it's a better motherboard : http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/21d450e2#/21d450e2/33
    The CX is decent and it will do, but i suggest this psu : http://microcenter.com/product/380192/Silencer_Mk_III_Series_600_Watt_ATX_Modular_Power_Supply
    And this case : http://microcenter.com/product/404779/Carbide_Series_200R_Mid_Tower_ATX_Computer_Case
    By the way if you're planning to overclock, get an aftermarket cooler, like the hyper 212 : http://microcenter.com/search/search_results.aspx?Ntt=hyper+212

    Other than that, you have a good build and it's all compatible
  3. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.99 @ Microcenter)
    Storage: Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($94.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($289.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Rosewill Tachyon 750W 80 PLUS Platinum Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($114.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Monitor: Asus VS239H-P 23.0" Monitor ($171.98 @ Amazon)
    Total: $945.88
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-13 16:03 EDT-0400)

    +~$290

    comes a little over but i think you will really like the monitor's quality
  4. Thanks for the input! Also I'm looking for a case that has great air flow and that has decent fans. I was looking at the HAF XM with two top 200mm fans, front 200m, and side 200m?
  5. I was also also looking at the NZXT 410 Mid-Tower? I just want something that looks decent but has amazing cooling capabilities and is relatively quite
  6. If you want a slightly better case than the Corsair 200R, i recommend the Corsair 400R, it's at a good price in microcenter : http://microcenter.com/product/366600/Carbide_Series_400R_Mid_Tower_ATX_Gaming_Computer_Case
  7. What case would you suggest is better?

    -NZXT 410
    -Fractal R4
    -CM Storm Scout 2
    -Rosewill Armor Evo
    -Storm Enforcer

    Thanks!
  8. Those cases are good ones, though, my preference goes either with the nzxt 410 if you don't care about noise levels(it's not like the phantom 410 is a noisy case), if you want a silent case get the Fractal Design Define R4.
    There's also the Corsair 400R for a good price.
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