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wow thanks for all the comments guys! I'm just waking up from my flu induced nap/coma XD so give me a few minutes to look at all this. He sent me a new list while you guys were busy being awesome biggrin.gif
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/thJv
also he has no monitor, hes looking at this guy http://www.ebay.com/itm/Perfect-Pixel-New-YAMAKASI-CATLEAP-2300-LED-IPS-23-LED-1920X1080-DVI-Monitor-/120914564502?pt=Computer_Monitors&hash=item1c2711d596#ht_11160wt_1163
told me hes upping his budget to around 1400 with a screen

Good choice on monitor. When you select those Korean dealies, make sure you get one of the models that only has one dual-link DVI input, and not other options (you've done that here). Reason: more input options increases input lag for those monitors, which is bad for gaming.

As far as the tower selection, I like most of it. However for a gaming machine it would be best to switch to an i5-3570k & z77 mobo. I suggest the following combo:
http://secure.newegg.com/Shopping/ShoppingCart.aspx?submit=ChangeItem
at $305 for a i5-3570k + Asrock z77 Pro3 it'll perform better than the selected fx-8350+mobo & cost $65 less.

For cooler, the choice you have is fine, but you might switch it out for the Xigmatek Gaia, which is on sale right now. The Gaia is a similar cooler, a tad quieter, and $20:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233082&Tpk=xigmatek%20gaia

Other than that, you look good! Nice choice on mouse, video card brand, etc. If you find you need to drop some cost to get under budget after adding in the monitor cost (and perhaps the checkout cost before rebates), then you can get 2x4gb of RAM instead of 16gb, switch to the newer-design CoolerMaster HAF912 (should be $55 @us.ncix.com), and drop down to a Sapphire 7950 (with the understanding that if graphics performance isn't good enough for maximum everything you can overclock and you have a motherboard & PSU that can handle throwing in a second 7950 in Crossfire).
    
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awesome ima look it over tongue.gif btw keep forgetting to mention we live in Canada so some of the deals you guys have mentioned dont apply for us frown.gif
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wow thanks for all the comments guys! I'm just waking up from my flu induced nap/coma XD so give me a few minutes to look at all this. He sent me a new list while you guys were busy being awesome biggrin.gif
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/thJv
also he has no monitor, hes looking at this guy http://www.ebay.com/itm/Perfect-Pixel-New-YAMAKASI-CATLEAP-2300-LED-IPS-23-LED-1920X1080-DVI-Monitor-/120914564502?pt=Computer_Monitors&hash=item1c2711d596#ht_11160wt_1163
told me hes upping his budget to around 1400 with a screen

This is a really excellent AMD build. Looks perfect for his needs. You may get better performance out of an Intel build, but all of the components he has chosen are solid! Buy it!

He might also check out the Corsair M60 Mouse it's awesome.
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I would take this, and nothing else really...

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/tox8

What we have here is an i5-3570k which is significantly better than the FX-8350 for gaming and overall regular tasks (don't be fooled by the 8-Cores thingy!).

Samsung memory, overclocking to 2400+ and quite cheap. You don't need more than 8GB for gaming but you can take 2 kits of it (or 4x single 4GB sticks), that would be 4x4GB.

The Samsung SpinPoint F3 uses an older 500GB-platters design, in fact Samsung doesn't make HDDs anymore. Swapped for the brand-new WD10EZEX which is single-platter (so better than the current WD Black) and costs $70 only!

I swapped the GPU to Gigabyte 7950, the 7950 is only 3-5% slower than 7970 at stock speeds and is almost $100 cheaper! also the Gigabyte has the great Windforce 3x cooling thumb.gif if you take it the latest F3 BIOS is here:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1332004/gigabyte-7950-f3-bios-needed/0_20#post_18771526

As for the case I used the Corsair 300R because it has a far better look, also it has some more fan housings and a *bit* better internal design.

As for the PSU, I swapped to the Rosewill Capstone 750W-M which is based on Super Flower Golden Green internals, that is modular and 80+ Gold certified, plus its very cheap for what it actually is. This PSU would be fine even for SLI'ing 7950's (if you want some proof: http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/showthread.php?t=18469236).

I replaced the mouse for a Logitech G400. Currently there are 2 mouses that are considered amongst the best: the G400 and the Razer Deathadder. The G400 is far cheaper (dirt cheap in fact...) and I personally prefer Logitech so... yeah.
Dunno about the keyboard, did you consider a mechanical one? You might want to read OCN's guide:
http://www.overclock.net/t/491752/mechanical-keyboard-guide/0_20
The CM Storm QuickFire Rapid w/ Cherry MX Browns would be my personal pick: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823129005 thumb.gif

EDIT: so yeah, this one would be my final build:
http://pcpartpicker.com/ca/p/toIi <- fixed parts that didn't match
(switched PCPartPicker to Canada here)
Edited by adridu59 - 12/20/12 at 1:05pm
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I would take this, and nothing else really...
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/tox8

This is the Intel option which would produce a more powerful machine.
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This is the Intel option which would produce a more powerful machine.

This is not an option, its the way to go. biggrin.gif
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awesome ima look it over tongue.gif btw keep forgetting to mention we live in Canada so some of the deals you guys have mentioned dont apply for us frown.gif

You should probably not post a pc part picker link that lists only components purchased from U.S. retailers then. And check to see if the ebay seller you were looking at ships to canada. And set your location in your profile so people can see you're Canadian.
    
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This is not an option, its the way to go. biggrin.gif

Indeed
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This is the Intel option which would produce a more powerful machine.
ya i agree,,i've had both,,,,go intel
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PCPartPicker part list
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
Cooling: XSPC Raystorm Extreme Universal CPU Watercooling Kit w/ RS240 Radiator/750 Pump/Res ($145.00)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($97.99 @ B&H)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($290.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($290.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts Green 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Keyboard: Microsoft 2VJ-00001 Wireless Standard Keyboard ($22.11 @ Amazon)

Total: $1302.04
Hope you liked it thumb.gif

I was surprised how there wasn't any case included in this build. I'm not the kind of guy to ask for cases; I made my PC inside a NES. Next time it will be a mini-itx cereal box with an i7 3930k tongue.gif
Really there's nothing wrong with the FX-8350 other than it using more power than a 3570k while generally having worse performance in most applications.
The 3570k is perhaps the best performing CPU for it's price and the 7950's should keep the system from needing any graphical updates for a good 5 or so years. If money is a concern then it may not be worth getting the second 7950 (yet).
The Samsung 840 is in a lot of ways very similar to it's predecessor the 830 so if you can get an 830 128GB for less I would suggest that. Also get a 2TB hard drive for installing most programs/all games if he doesn't have one (a Samsung F4 is pretty decent given the low price and high performance).
For the power supply I suggest getting something stronger as EarthWatts are generally ideal for weaker more efficient computers than this. A Corsair or Seasonic power supply of similar wattage would be ideal.
If you can get a mechanical keyboard with Cherry MX blues. They touch typing is simply orgasmic and they don't have to cost that much (about $130 for my Das Model S). Note that you should wire them with PS/2 to get the best performance versus USB (don't even mention wireless).
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