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Check my <$1500 Build

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April 18, 2012 12:01:50 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: Early May
Budget Range: under $1500 Before Rebates as possible

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Live stream video, video blogging of game play.

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com or amazon.com)

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: as long as it is quality I'm not picky

Overclocking: Maybe in the distant future

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 23'' 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I'm going to use this system to make video commentary on live stream video game feeds played on this system. Recording Vblogs for Youtube.

My Current Idea of a build:

Case:HAF 932 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119160:
$129.99

MB: Asus Z77 Extreme 4 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157293:
$139 ** considered the Asus Z77 Gene because of the on board sound. **

CPU: Core i5-3570K (3.4GHz, 3.8GHz w/Turbo Boost, 6MB L3 Cache, 77W):
$225

CPU Cooler: 212 Evo http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099:
$34.99

PSU: Corsair HX750 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139010:
$149.99

GPU:Asus 7870 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121624:
$359.99

RAM: Corsair low profile http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233186
$54.99

SSD:Crucial 4M 128GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148448:
$145.99

Optical:Lite on DVD burner http://www.newegg.com/Product Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289:
$17.99

OS: windows 7 home 64 bit:
$99.99

Total: $1300+

Any suggestions?

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April 18, 2012 12:03:04 AM

Ask in July.
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April 18, 2012 12:03:52 AM

azeem40 said:
Ask in July.


I changed the date to early May.
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April 18, 2012 7:25:19 AM

so is this build viable? if I start buying parts of this build is there anything I would want to change to make it better? Even if I wasn't purchasing this until August not many new parts are going to change from now until July, maybe some new GPU's. I could probably go with a GTX 680 and still be under 1500.
Even then I'm sure someone knows of the up coming parts and can give some suggestions.

Thanks ahead of time.
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