I'v been trying to make myself a gaming rig that hopefully isn't over my $1000 buget. I am trying to build it from top to bottom and I need some help. If anyone has any suggestions it would be much appreciated.
hmmm ok. With this build though i presume you are using old HDD. And aren't killed for space. This is purely gaming.
NZXT Switch 810 -169.99 (if you are going to reuse case then buy a SSD with that money)\
XFX FX-7950A 7950 Core 3GB 349.99 -20.00 mir
XFX Core Edition PRO550W 74.99 -10 MIR (If you are reusing power supply buy better ram or a 7970)
Patriot Gamer 2 series 8GB (2x4) 41.99
MSI Z77A-G41 109.99 -10 MIR
Subtotal 976.94$ US before MIR(s)
If you choose not to buy the case you can easily add a SSD and an H60 or better ram.
i think instead of the nzxt case you should save $69.99 and get the cm haf 922 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197
and with the money you save you could get the gtx 670 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130787