Help with my first Custom Desktop

Ordering a custom desktop from cyberpowerpc and I want to see what you guys think. I am open to suggestions and want to get the best game performance I can for under $1700

Current Build
CAS: Cooler Master HAF 912 Mid-Tower Gaming Case w/ Adjustable HDD Cage

CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-3820 Quad-Core 3.60 GHz 10MB Intel Smart Cache LGA2011

CS_FAN: Maximum 120MM Case Cooling Fans for your selected case

FAN: Thermaltake Water 2.0 Performer Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator [+35] (Dual Standard 120MM Fans (Push-Pull)

HDD: 2TB (2TBx1) SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive)

MEMORY: 16GB (4GBx4) DDR3/1600MHz Quad Channel Memory

MOTHERBOARD: (4-Way SLI/CrossFireX Support) ASUS Rampage IV Extreme Intel X79 Chipset Quad Channel DDR3 ATX w/ ROG Connect, BT GO, OC Key, Subzero Sense & 7.1 HD Audio, Intel GbLAN, 5 Gen3 PCIe X16 & 1 PCIe X1

OVERCLOCK: Pro OC (Performance Overclock 10% or more)

POWERSUPPLY: 800 Watts - Standard 80 Plus Certified Power Supply


VIDEO: AMD Radeon HD 7870 2GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card

I dont know much about coputer parts so I am open to suggestions this current build is something I put together without all that much know how.
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  1. CPU - go with an i5-3570k instead of an expensive lga 2011 chip.
    Fan - you don't need liquid cooling to overclock, just a Cooler Master hyper 212 evo/plus, or a Noctua NH-D14 if you want more.
    Motherboard - a board that supports 4-way sli/cf is just silly if you're only putting in one video card.
    Powersupply - find out the brand name (and make sure it's a good brand) or get out of there.
    Other parts look decent, but could probably be improved by putting the money you saved on the other components into them.
  2. Best answer
    Don't do is on cyberpowerpc, they way overcharge, building your own is a lot cheaper and not as hard as you would expect. try using this site...

    I rebuilt your setup on pcpartpicker for a lot cheaper, changing out the watercooler, which you don't need and won't be any better than the CoolerMaster 612.
    I also changed out your 2Tb HD for a 128Gb SSD and 1Tb HD.
    Changed your ASUS MoBo for the Cheaper ASRock X79 Extreme6 which will be good for your build.
    I changed out your PSU for a 750 from a better brand ($1342)

    You could Crossfire another card for $200 to get a lot better performance if you want.
    And unless you are getting the CoolerMaster 912 for it's looks, I would go for the advanced version.
  3. 1. Yes, build your own.
    2. Do not buy from cyberpower.
    3. Checkout first..
  4. look for something with the following i5 3570k amd 7970 and a ssd. lga 2011 and an 800w power supply are overkill with one graphics card.
  5. I probably will go ahead and order the parts and get my buddy to build it for me since it does seem cheaper and he can help me choose the parts. Thanks for the quick replies.
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