Originally Posted by KeyboardXpert
The 660Ti is great. I love mine. But you should look around and have a poke into PartPicker. A few weeks back I saw a 670 go for around $330.
The rest of your requests. I don't mean to insult you, but what you are asking is very difficult. You want to keep the price under $1000, but you want closed-loop liquid cooling and an i7 processor. Those alone, (provided you get a QUALITY cooler) would cost you around $450-$500 ALONE, without a graphics card. Now you throw in your requested $450 dollar graphics card, and you have $100 left for case, storage, PSU, optical drive, RAM, and monitor. That is the problem with your request. We need a firm budget, we need to get a sense of the specific programs you use frequently, etc. It is very difficult to do what you asked. Also, we need to know if you will be overclocking. If not, you could go down to a P8Z77-V LX or a Gigabyte UD3H.
i understand what you are saying, there is no firm budget, its about saving as much money as i can with this build because at the end of the day its one based on what will be outdated hardware. I will be using programs such as photoshop, after effects, maya, and games like battlefield, crysis 3, total war, obviously graphic intensive stuff. Will i be overclocking? i dont know, im not good at it but will do it if needed. Heres my new proposed build:
Asrock extreme4 (good or bad? should i go with gigabyte or another asus?)
Galaxy GTX 670 GC 2GB (reference card but overclocked, costs $379 AUD, usual cards cost non-oc are $419)
RAM (corsair or Gskill around $109 if 16GB or 8Gb will be $75)
Seasonic G-550 (any objections to this one? i have little faith in other psu makers)
Cooler: dont know, if closed loop probably $70, if not propably $50, if swiftech $140)
storage: ssd 200$, normal $135 for 3TB)
overall cost $995 (with ssd 1057)
monitor and keyboard will add $430 to the mix but those parts can not be changed.