Hey guys, I'm interested in building myself a new PC since my current PC can barely run the newest games. I'm sticking to a budget of $1,000 (which I hear is an optimal amount for a very good PC), however I am willing to go above that by a few $100, but only if absolutely necessary. The following is a list of all components I'm considering (and that are required for a complete system, so if there's something missing please notify me ). Case: Lian Li Lancool PC-K62 $139 CPU: Intel Core i5 2500K 3.3GHz $215 Heatsink and fan: CoolerMaster Hyper 212+ CPU Cooler with Noctua NF-P12 120mm Fan $59 RAM (memory): Corsair 8GB (2x4096MB) CL9 1600Mhz VENGEANCE $99 Motherboard: ASUS Sabertooth P67 $239 Graphics card: GTX 560 $269 PSU: Corsair TX-650 ATX Power Supply Unit $113 From old setup (current PC) Monitor: 23" Full HD Hard Drive: Have 2 (640GB + 2TB) Keyboard: Wouldn't mind a new one if you guys recommend something. Mouse: Current one is bad, so I'll probably buy a new one. CD/DVD-Drive: May just borrow from current PC. Sound Card: Might just borrow it from my current PC (taking the whole sound system and giving it to the new PC) Network Card: Would prefer to get a new one. Current total: $1,162 (incl. shipping) I have added some notes next to a few and empty fields simply mean I haven't decided on a specific model yet (I will edit this post as we go along so someone who's more knowledgeable than I can give me the thumbs up to go ahead and start collecting the parts after it's all dealt with). EDIT: Gonna have to skip on the HD6970. The max. I currently have funds for is $1200, so unfortunately this card is out of the question.