Final Build- Any thoughts (Gaming)

Approximate Purchase Date: 1 week

Budget Range: 700-900

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (some FPS, mostly for Guild Wars 2)

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

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:

Country: Canada

Parts Preferences: Looking to get the intel IB - 3570K

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe Later

Monitor Resolution: Samsung SA550 (1920x1080 with a 60 Hz refresh rate)

Additional Comments: Looking for something that can be used to play mmorpgs, thanks in advanced for any advice. Also my first build! Also wondering if theres any mobo/cpu combos I can take advantage of?


CPU - Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX806237I53570K

Mobo- ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard [...] 6813157271

Video- XFX HD-687A-ZHFC Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

Ram- CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B [...] 6820145345

HD-Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive [...] 6822136073

Fan- Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler, RR-B10-212P-G1 [...] PDKIKX0DER

PSU- OCZ ZS Series 750W 80PLUS Bronze High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandy Bridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom [...] PDKIKX0DER

Cooler Master HAF 912 Mid Tower ATX Case (RC-912-KKN1)

I'm pretty flexible money wise I can add up to 100 dollars extra.

Thanks for the help!
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  1. Get a Z77 motherboard, like the ASrock Z77 extreme 4 (your current one is Z68)
    GPU is a good one but if you can add more then add it to the GPU budget.
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