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Opinion on first gaming build.

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This is gonna be my first time building a gaming pc. This is gonna be played on my 1080p tv. My budget is $1200. I could be pushed to maybe spending a little bit more depending on what it is. I don't have any plans for overclocking at this point. I just need opinions on this. All I have bought so far is the video card and dvd drive. Any input would be greatly appreciated.
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  1. Get a 990FX motherboard for your 8350 or just go Intel. 990X is going to hurt you once you realize that you want your CPU to be between 4.5-5.0GHz to keep up with the newer titles.
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    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Motherboard: Asus Maximus V Gene Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($189.99 @ NCIX US)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($133.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($289.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Red) ATX Mid Tower Case ($107.30 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.96 @ Amazon)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $1176.15
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-06 21:48 EDT-0400)

    New RAM, HDD, and Processor. Should Max out anything (Except Crysis 3)
  3. That Maximus V Gene will look SWEET in that red Phantom case btw. Way better than that mid-range blue ASUS 990X board.
  4. Alright, sweet! What do you think the highest setting I can get with Crysis 3 with that new setup? Oh ikr that case is pretty shagadelic.
  5. You should play very comfortably at high-very high settings
  6. Sweet thanks guys.
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