$1000 Dollar Gaming PC Build

This is my first PC build, it will be used almost exclusively for gaming. I just wanted another pair of eyes to look it over before I pull the trigger. Thanks for looking.

Approximate Purchase Date: June

Budget Range: ~ $1000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming ( cs:s, TF2, Portal, Gmod, Half Life, BF3...)

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS...

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: Intel, Asus, Corsair...

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1600x1200

Additional Comments: I just want to make sure that the components I chose are all compatible and I didn't make and huge mistakes. I am open to any suggestions you have. Thanks for looking.

Case: Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Mother board: ASUS P8Z68-V LX LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

GPU: EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Power Supply: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply

CPU: Intel Core i5-2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.4GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I52400

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBXL

HDD: Samsung by Seagate Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ/ST500DM005 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

CD Drive: ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM

SSD: Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Thanks for your help.
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  1. Best answer
    Looks good, why not get a 2500k and overclock though? Much more performance over stock speeds with a cheap air cooler (hyper 212+). Also if your not planning on ever getting a second gpu you, you could probably save money on the psu. A good 500w is plenty for a 560ti
  2. I think I will drop the psu down a bit. I was originally going to get the 2500k but i downgraded to cut costs. I might switch back though.
  3. Heres a good quality one:

    $40 after rebates so you should easily have enough money to get the 2500k after that.
  4. Case/PSU:300R and corsair HX650 - $191.98
    Mobo/CPU:GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD3H and i5 3450 - $334.98
    Ram:Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8GB @ 1600 - $44.99
    Heatsink:this is optional but i highly recommend getting one for overall quietness and lower tempsCOOLER MASTER Hyper 212+ - $19.99 with rebates
    GPU:HIS H785F2G2M Radeon HD 7850 - $239.99
    all of these are just options not a full build
  5. Thanks for the advise guys, ill have to take a look at some of those combos.
  6. Best answer selected by monsad.
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