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My first PC build

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July 30, 2012 8:28:05 PM

Hi, I am looking to build a new PC and wanted some feedback on the parts I have picked out so far, so here is the list.

Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155

GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 FTW 2GB

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz

CPU Cooler: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600

PSU: CORSAIR Professional Series HX750 (CMPSU-750HX) 750W

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black WD5002AALX 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM

Optical: Pioneer Black 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 10X BD-ROM 4MB Cache SATA Internal BD/DVD/CD
Writer BDR-207DBKS

Case: Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Monitor (Need new one): ASUS VS Series VS238H-P Black 23" 2ms HDMI LED Backlight Widescreen LCD Monitor 250 cd/m2 50,000,000:1

I would appreciate some feedback and also, I plan to overclock but I have no experience at all. What I want to know is how much I will be able to get out of the 3570k with the Evo. I plan on playing games like BF3, Crysis, and Metro on max settings and also be able to run future games as well. I don't want my overclocked CPU to get very hot under load so I don't want to OC like crazy.

Thanks for the help.

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