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The max is $1400 and I have picked out the parts I want in the system but I just wanted some other peoples input on how this looks.
http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=23378907
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Overall it looks good. However if I were you I would drop down to a quality 650w and spend the extra money and get a 670. A quality 650w can power a SLI setup + all the other goodies needed. If he doesn't want a 670, you could spend the extra money on a 60gb SSD. Other than those two things the build looks great.
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As suggested, get a Capstone 450M for 69$ & upgrade to a 7950/670 GPU.
An SSD is a big upgrade over HDD. Samsung 830 or 840pro or Intel 520 are good choices.
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Any suggestions for another PSU?
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Ditch the Asus motherboard, if you are going to spend that much money go with a ASRock Z77 Extreme6 or a Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H. Also, if strapped for cash, you can fit a 180GB Intel 330 Series SSD in for $130 @ Amazon.com (Used - Like New [Open Box basically])
Edited by BiG StroOnZ - 1/25/13 at 2:40am
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Your chosen RAM won't work with your heatsink. Tall spiky heatspreaders are worse than useless - they get in the way.
    
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I'd go with the Gigabyte Z77X-D3H instead.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128546
$120 after MIR.

Also go with the 7950 it's a far better card and a bit cheaper than the 660 Ti.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202006
$280 after $20 MIR and you can get it faster than stock 680 once overclocked, can't say the same about the 660 Ti and this card has 3GB of memory and significantly higher bandwidth. thumb.gif

The Caviar Blue WD10EZEX is significantly faster than the current Black and cheaper:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236339
I know it's a Blue, but it's WD's first single-platter 1TB drive thus it's faster.
Edited by adridu59 - 1/25/13 at 8:30am
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Originally Posted by eXXon View Post

As suggested, get a Capstone 450M for 69$ & upgrade to a 7950/670 GPU.
An SSD is a big upgrade over HDD. Samsung 830 or 840pro or Intel 520 are good choices.

I would recommend the 335 over the 510. Performance wise it is better according to benchmarks.
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