How is this build? Looking at $1,300 with monitor

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($62.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($315.91 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1331.81
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-21 18:44 EDT-0400)
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  1. I would look at the sapphire 7950 duel x or vapor x ( If you plan to OC)

    but part form that nice build
  2. 120GB SSDs are worse than useless. I have one and I can fit about six games and barely anything else. Trust me, your money would be well spent on something else : that 7970!

    [PCPartPicker part list](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/QR1b) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/QR1b/by_merchant/) / [Benchmarks](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/QR1b/benchmarks/)

    Type|Item|Price
    :----|:----|:----
    **CPU** | [Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80637i53570k) | $189.99 @ Microcenter
    **CPU Cooler** | [Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-cpu-cooler-rr212e20pkr2) | $29.98 @ Outlet PC
    **Motherboard** | [Asus P8Z77-V LE ATX LGA1155 Motherboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-p8z77vle) | $148.97 @ Outlet PC
    **Memory** | [Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/patriot-memory-pgd38g1600elk) | $47.98 @ NCIX US
    **Storage** | [Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/western-digital-internal-hard-drive-wd2002faex) | $149.99 @ NCIX US
    **Video Card** | [XFX Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-video-card-fx797atdbc) | $369.99 @ Newegg
    **Case** | [NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/nzxt-case-caph410b1) | $99.99 @ Amazon
    **Power Supply** | [SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seasonic-power-supply-m12ii620bronze) | $83.98 @ SuperBiiz
    **Optical Drive** | [Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-optical-drive-drw24b1stblkbas) | $19.96 @ Amazon
    **Monitor** | [Asus VH238H 23.0" Monitor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-monitor-vh238h) | $155.98 @ SuperBiiz
    | | **Total**
    | Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. | $1296.81
    | Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-15 10:45 EDT-0400 |
  3. Sorry, that was reddit markup. here

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LE ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($148.97 @ Outlet PC)
    Memory: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.98 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($149.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($369.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($83.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.96 @ Amazon)
    Monitor: Asus VH238H 23.0" Monitor ($155.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $1296.81
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-15 10:46 EDT-0400)
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