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Newbie needs help with 1st gaming rig

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April 27, 2013 10:33:04 AM

Hey all, I've been researching for weeks now, and it's like reading directions in Latin to find a sugar cube in the snow. I've added and deleted lots of components, and believe I finally have what I need, but I would like input from you "Tech gods". I'm looking to make a gaming rig, but will also watch movies, and save lots of data, as well as surf the net. No video editing or things like that. I just want a balanced system that will last for a few years without having to upgrade. Thanks for you input!
My specs are:
COOLER MASTER Storm Scout ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
TOSHIBA PH3300U-1I72 3TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive –
COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power Plus 700W ATX 12V v2.3 Active PFC Power Supply
Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UP5 TH LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with Dual Thunderbolt
Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000
CORSAIR Hydro Series H100i Water Cooler
SAPPHIRE FleX 100352FLEX-2 Radeon HD 7950 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card ...
LITE-ON Black 12X Blu-ray Burner with Blu Ray 3D Feature SATA IHBS112-04 - OEM

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April 27, 2013 10:51:39 AM

You could go with an I5 and save a 100 bucks. You don't need an I7 for what you want to do.