$1000-$1500 System




I'm looking at building a new desktop, but I haven't done it in years. I have done some research, but keep going over my budget by a lot! I am looking to get a good gaming system to play on a 40 inch Samsung TV with a 60hz refresh rate, which has surround sound. I would love to spend $1,000, but could go to $1500. Below is what I have built so far, but they always come out to 1700+. Could you guys recommend what I might tweak to get closer to $1000, but still have plenty of hardware power. I don't really want to upgrade for 3+ years. I like playing games for the first year or two on max settings and then getting the value out of my hardware by lowering settings until I can't play the game. I find most games are ports, so the days of needing a $2000+ system aren't as important. Hopefully I'm right and we can find some parts that I can downgrade or some that I'm buying that aren't recommended buys.

Below is the specs and prices.

Thank you

NZXT Phantom PHAN-001WT White Steel / Plastic Enthusiast ATX Full Tower Computer Case $119.99

EVGA 02G-P4-2670-KR GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card $369.99

TOPOWER TOP-1000WG 1000W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Active PFC Power Supply $79.99

Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound AS5-3.5G

G.SKILL Sniper Gaming Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9Q-32GSR $159.99

ASRock X79 Extreme4 LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard 209.99

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit $139.99

OCZ Vector Series VTR1-25SAT3-256G 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC $269.99

Intel Core i7 3820 3.6GHz LGA 2011 Boxed Processor Intel Core i7 3820 3.6GHz LGA 2011 Boxed Processor
SKU: 261826 $199.99 $199.99

Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7,200 RPM SATA 6Gb/s 3.5" In
SKU: 646901 $79.99 $79.99

thats because yours is a editing machine, not a gaming rig. ill tell you what you did wrong

-the x79 platform is for the ultimate gaming rig or hardcore video editers or people who are going to use their machine to make money
-32gb of ram is overkill unless you are going to edit a ton of videos
-cheaper SSDs that perform similarly
-dont use crappy power supplies
-no need for thermal paste.
-cheaper cases
-cheaper video cards that perform similarly

this is a purely gaming rig. in this rig ill assume no overclocking or dual video card setups