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New gaming rig build, need advice/tips/comments

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April 17, 2013 4:53:53 AM

Mobo:
Asus Sabertooth Z77 - 240$

Processor:
Intel i5 3570K - 220$

RAM:
Kingston HyperX Beast 8GB 2x4GB 1600 - 67$

SSD & HD:
Kingston HyperX SSD 120GB - 130$
WD Blue 320GB HD 7200RPM 16MB Cache 6.0Gb/s - 60$

Graphic Card:
In between the XFX 7850 Twin fan or - 230$
MSi TwinFrozr Nvidia 660 - 220$

Power Suppy:
Corsair TX 650W SLi and CFx ready, 80+ Bronze - 80$

I need some help deciding on a few parts...
Case
Optical Drive
Sound Card
CPU Fan
Monitor -At least 20" 1080p

1040-1050$ with the parts I have selected so far, I would like to keep it under 1300$ without the monitor, 1550$ with it.

Thanks!
Please tell me if my build is bogus or too expensive!
I would like for it too preform highly on games such as
BF3
CoDBO2
LoL
BioShock
--Games of that graphic nature

Do I need more wattage from my PSU?
Is it all compatible?
If needed build me another PC within the same budget, cheaper the better! :D 

Note: I would like to complete this in < 2 months





EDIT




Approximate Purchase Date: 1-2 Months

Budget Range: 1100-1500$

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Surfing, School, Movies

Are you buying a monitor: Yes



Parts to Upgrade: Entire PC build

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

Location: Mansfield, OH

Parts Preferences: Brands: Intel, Kingston, XFX, MSi, Asus, EVGA, Western Digital, Corsair, NZXT, CoolerMaster, Thrermaltake, Razer, SteelSeries, BenQ

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: Would like 1920x1080

Additional Comments: Would like some LED; red, green, or blue. A window, and a fairly quite system.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: To have a system to last me, and to run games.
April 17, 2013 5:05:45 AM

Problem solved ^^^^
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April 17, 2013 5:19:28 AM

Dont know why, but went with a blue colour scheme on this build.

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 ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.97 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($389.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Switch 810 (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($154.94 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Monitor: Asus VE248Q 24.0" Monitor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1378.83
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-17 08:18 EDT-0400)

That should serve very well I think, and allows you room to expand to Crossfire later on if you wanted. You have about $100 left if you want to get some aftermarket fans or lighting solutions (look up the NZXT Hue).
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April 17, 2013 12:32:55 PM

Would the 7970 or the 670 Bottleneck that i5?
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April 17, 2013 12:54:23 PM

no. nothing will
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April 17, 2013 2:03:14 PM

Well Im pretty set on that Mobo.. but what I've gotten..
i5
8GB Corsair Vengance
either a 670 or 7970?
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April 17, 2013 5:00:02 PM

why would you pay 240 dollars for a scam. dust shield traps heat and dust, makes you run a 40mm whining engine fan to cool it down, and has less features than a ud4h
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