Gaming PC Build, Suggestions are welcome

Hey guys, just picking my parts for my new gaming build. What I'm going to using this for is mostly games, watching movies, surfing the web and multi-tasking. Also I want it to handle all the games such as Skyrim, BF3, Metro 2033, Crysis, at the highest settings, and upcoming games as well. I do plan on overclocking the CPU and GPU.


CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K

Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V PRO

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB 1600 (PC3 12800)

Video card: MSI Lightning 6970
(buying one now and I plan on buying one more in a year or two and setting crossfire)

Hard Drive: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200

PSU: OCZ ZX Series 850W Fully-Modular 80PLUS Gold High Performance

CPU Cooler: Corsair H60, (but I'm looking into getting H70 or H80)
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  1. looks good but I would stay away from OCZ psus they are not the greatest, and for a cpu cooler I'd get a hyper 212+
  2. I kinda wanted to stay away from those huge heat sinks and also because they take up ram slots and so it runs quieter.
  3. no it (the hyper 212+) will not cover your dimms, if you insist on self contained water cooler id get the h80. For the money get a psu from a reputable manufacturer of psus such as antec, corsair, seasonic, or XFX
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