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?
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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)


    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

  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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