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Hey, I am about to pull the trigger on this build. I am hoping to be able to play some high end games at high quality for around 1700. Please feel free to comment and suggestions This will be a dual screen setup, one screen for gaming and the other for internet browsing

Motherboard- Gigabyte LGA 1155 DDR3 1600 Intel Z77 SLI HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS GA-Z77X-UD4H
Processor- Intel Core i5-3570K Quad-Core Processor 3.4 GHz 4 Core LGA 1155 - BX80637I53570K
Ram- Vengeance Memory 8GB Kit 1866M
Case- Cooler Master HAF X - Full Tower Computer Case with High Airflow Windowed Side Panel and USB 3.0
OS- Windows 8 System Builder OEM DVD 64-Bit
Screen- Acer H236HL bid 23-Inch Widescreen LCD Monitor
Graphics Card- MSI AMD Radeon HD 7970 3GB GDDR5 Overclocked Edition PCI Express 3.0 Graphics Card R7970 TF 3GD5/OC BE
Power Supply- SeaSonic G Series 550-Watt ATX12V/EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply SSR-550RM
Hard Drive- Western Digital WD1002FAEX Caviar Black 1 TB SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache Internal Desktop 3.5" Hard Drive
SSD- ADATA XPG SX900 128 GB SATA III 6 GB/sec SandForce 2.5 Inch SSD (ASX900S3-128GM-C)
Optical Drive- Lite-On Super AllWrite 24X SATA DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive - Bulk - IHAS124-04 (Black)
CPU Fan- Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - CPU Cooler with 120mm PWM Fan (RR-212E-20PK-R2)
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  1. Good build, but I suppose you're not going to overclock it, because 550W won't cut it if you do.
  2. I wasnt planning on over clocking
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    Don't see the need for the giant case w/ 1 GFX card a PSU that won't push 2 cards ... and the HAF-x is a bit long in the tooth....I save some $50 and get the Corsair 500R ... $60 savings

    Ya have a SLI / CF MoBo but didnt get a CF / SLI capable PSU. Either grab an 850 watter or drop down to a cheaper single slot MoBo. SeaSonic M12II 850 SS-850AM is $102 about $40 more than your pick

    For the MoBo, that one is no longer in production, I'd look at the ASUS P8Z77-V LK for $104 (Still SLI / CF capable) ... $55 savings
    Fifteen percent off w/ promo code EMCXRXL45, and $15 MIR

    I'd grab these 1.35v Corsairs, prefer the low voltage over the modest speed increase ...same price

    I think Id have a hard time going abck to 60Hz monitors....this ASUS VG248QE is 144Hz but an extra $100

    At this point we about even, I spent $5 more of ya money than ya were spending before for some significant upgrades.

    Ya have $410 down for a GFX card .... one whose upgarde options are limited given AMDs current Crossfire issues,3466.html

    Stand pat with the 7970 if ya sure that you'll never add a 2nd card .... If the upgrade path of adding a 2nd card appeals to you, then SLI is ya best option at this point in time

    a) Two 650 Ti Boosts outperform the 7970 Ghz Edition for just $340 ... savings $70. Swap out w/ the SeaSonic S12II 620
    and spend just $51 on the PSU, saving $51

    b) Two 660 Tis would again allow ya to keep the above PSU saving $51. Two 660 Tis would cost $560, $150 more than ya 7970 but hat comes down $99 after the PSU savings. Is $99 worth about a 30% performance advantage ?

    c) One MSI N670 PE 2GD5/OC is $20 cheaper can be compared with other cards here. PSU is big enough to add another one later. Looks pretty close to a draw with your original selection but SLI is a better option than CF
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