So I posted earlier a build and after looking it over I decided to make a few changes. Here it is, I would appreciate any advice among the gaming rig builders as to what I can improve, what I can swap out to either improve performance(at no extra cost), or keep performance, while reducing costs, for a different model of an item.
CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($104.99)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($66.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (Purchased For $0.00)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($175.66 @ Newegg)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WDN4800 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($34.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 650W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($93.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.48 @ Outlet PC)
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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You should save and get a HD7970 or wait until the HD9000 series coming out this October(This would reduce the prices of HD7000 series much more), from there you can a choice of getting a newer GPU or getting a better current generation GPU.
Yeah that is the one I am looking at right now, the 7950. As for overclocking, is my cooler good enough to do that if I decide to do it? On another forum a guy pointed me towards a Corsair H100i, and that is quite a bit of money. I didn't know if there was anything else that might be a better alternative.