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December 23, 2012 5:05:48 AM

Just looking for approval of this build I guess. Anything wrong with it or something i should be worried about or anything like that?

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/imbrahh/saved/

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December 23, 2012 5:57:54 AM

Here is what I'd propose for your build:

Intel i5 3570k w/AMD 7950 GPU w/16 gb RAM

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CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Xigmatek GAIA SD1283 56.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($20.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Gaming Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($169.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($279.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($66.27 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($18.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1066.17
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-23 02:50 EST-0500)

* CPU is plenty for most peoples needs and can OC quite good too!
* CPU HSF is better than stock cooling and also can cool quite well for the $!
* GPU is better than the 660 Ti for the $ and can OC too, so it's up to you.
* PSU is plenty for any single GPU out there.
* Case comes w/2 x USB 3.0 ports (yours selected doesn't). Can handle up to 450mm GPU's!! 17.7" worth! Not sure if you really need a Full Tower case, because the one I listed will do the job well :) 

Total system is >$200 less too! :) 
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