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I'm looking to build a new desktop for a friend of mine with a 1000 dollar limit on the rig. He'll be using the desktop primarily for gaming and 3d modeling. He's looking to overclock to about 4.5. I put together this one:

Case: HAF 912 Advanced

Mobo: ASRock Z77 Extreme4

CPU: Intel i7 3770K

GPU: MSI Twin Frozr III GTX 560 Ti - 448 Cores

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB 1600

PSU: OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W

SDD: OCZ Vertex 3 120GB

CD drive: ASUS 24X DVD Burner

Cooler: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus

Mouse: GIGABYTE GM-M7700


Your thoughts and/or recommendations are appreciated and welcome.
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Intel Core i5-2500K @ 4.9 Asus P8P67 Pro MSI Twin Frozr II GTX 560 Ti G.SKILL RipjawsX 2 x 4GB 1600 
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2x Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Raid 0 LG GH24NS50 Windows 7 64-Bit Sony Bravia KDL-32L5000 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Raid 0 LG GH24NS50 Windows 7 64-Bit Sony Bravia KDL-32L5000 
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Thread Starter 
Traded the RAM out for SAMSUNG 8GB 1600
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Intel Core i5-2500K @ 4.9 Asus P8P67 Pro MSI Twin Frozr II GTX 560 Ti G.SKILL RipjawsX 2 x 4GB 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Raid 0 LG GH24NS50 Windows 7 64-Bit Sony Bravia KDL-32L5000 
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Zippy BL-741 XFX Black Edition 750W Antec 902 Mionix Naos 5000 
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Intel Core i5-2500K @ 4.9 Asus P8P67 Pro MSI Twin Frozr II GTX 560 Ti G.SKILL RipjawsX 2 x 4GB 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Raid 0 LG GH24NS50 Windows 7 64-Bit Sony Bravia KDL-32L5000 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Zippy BL-741 XFX Black Edition 750W Antec 902 Mionix Naos 5000 
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post #3 of 4
Id say looks like a good build.
Only a few notes the 560ti could be upgraded to something from the latest generation of nVidia cards, which would wield better performance, or you get something second hand but more power ful like a 570 or 580.
The power supply isn't the best and may not meet that 700w sticker, if you can get yourself silverstone, corsair, be quiet or one of the better named brands.
Also do you think a single 120gb drive will be enough for everything? Get a mechanical HDD as well for music, games and movies.
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Intel Core i5 2500K Z68 Extreme4 Gen3 HIS HD 7950 HIS HD 7950 
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Kingston HyperX T1 16gb Seagate barracuda 500gb  Sony Alphacool Livingstone 
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XSPC EX360 Laing 3.25 18W Alphacool DDC top EK 250 basic res 
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XSPC 1/2 3/4 black nickel compression fittings Masterkleer 1/2, 3/4 Mayhems Deep Blue  Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
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Yamakasi Catleap Tesco Value Be quiet dark power pro 1000w Gigabyte sumo 5112 
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Dell mouse OCUK XXL mat Some Amp B&W 2003's 
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I3 2100 Asrock h61 ITX Power Color HD7770 Kingston hyperX 
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120gb WD 2.5" Thermaltake slim X3 Windows 7 Dell E2210H 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i5 2500K Z68 Extreme4 Gen3 HIS HD 7950 HIS HD 7950 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Kingston HyperX T1 16gb Seagate barracuda 500gb  Sony Alphacool Livingstone 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC EX360 Laing 3.25 18W Alphacool DDC top EK 250 basic res 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
XSPC 1/2 3/4 black nickel compression fittings Masterkleer 1/2, 3/4 Mayhems Deep Blue  Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Yamakasi Catleap Tesco Value Be quiet dark power pro 1000w Gigabyte sumo 5112 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Dell mouse OCUK XXL mat Some Amp B&W 2003's 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I3 2100 Asrock h61 ITX Power Color HD7770 Kingston hyperX 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
120gb WD 2.5" Thermaltake slim X3 Windows 7 Dell E2210H 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell 17" 4:3 Tesco Value Cx430 High Calibre 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Dell laser mouse Blue cloth £2 in tesco Altec Lansing 2.1 
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post #4 of 4
Replace the 560ti - 448 with a 7850
or a 7870 i think, the 7850 performs on par if not better than the 560ti 448, probably more visible when overclocked.
Ragggh and as for the psu get a silverstone unit >=]
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Intel Core i7 3930K X79-UD3 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB G. 
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G. Ocz arc 100 Noctua nh-d14 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
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corsair strafe Silverstone strider 750 Silver Corsair 500R razer deathadder chroma 
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G. Ocz arc 100 Noctua nh-d14 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
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corsair strafe Silverstone strider 750 Silver Corsair 500R razer deathadder chroma 
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