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Need help with ~$1000 build

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May 20, 2012 7:08:49 AM

Just want to say I have been a long time reader but first time poster on the forums. I was thinking about building a new desktop for playing games like Tera and Diablo 3 on the highest settings and also any other game that comes out for awhile. This is the build I have so far please let me know what you guys think or if you have any suggestions. I don't plan to over clock or crossfire. I have a monitor keyboard mouse all the basic stuff but i will need windows 7 os. Here is what i came up with so far:

Case: Cooler Master HAF912 Mid Tower ATX Computer Case $60
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

MotherBoard: ASUS P8Z77-V LX Socket 1155 Z77 ATX Intel Motherboard $89 with purchase of my cpu
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

CPU: Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz LGA 1155 Processor $189
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 OC 2 GB DDR5 HDMI/DVI-I/Dual Mini DP PCI-Express Graphics Card 11200-01-20G $270
http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-Radeon-PCI-Express-Graph...

PSU: OCZ Technology ModXStream Pro 700W Modular ATX Power Supply $60 (after rebate)
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

Hard Drive: Crucial m4 CT128M4SSD2 128GB SATA 6.0Gb/s 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) with Marvell Controller $120
Do you think 128gb is enough for windows d3 and tera? I figure I can use my 500gb external for storing media like videos and music.
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

RAM:Corsair 8GB DDR3-1600 (PC3-12800) CL9 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit (Two 4GB Memory Modules) $37 (after rebate)
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

Windows 7 Home edition - $100

Which brings my total to ~$925 after rebates. Do you guys think I would need a different cpu cooler than stock? Any advice is greatly appreciated.

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May 20, 2012 7:42:24 AM

OCZ Modstream series psu's are junk. Look at this one down below to push two of those cards.

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml... $84.99 - $59.99 after rebate savings
OCZ Technology ZS Series 750 Watt ATX Power Supply

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml... $39.99
Crucial 8GB DDR3-1600 (PC3-12800) CL9 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit (Two 4GB Memory Modules)

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml... $17.99
Lite-ON 24X SATA DVD Burner - OEM
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May 20, 2012 9:08:12 AM

Thanks for the input. It looks like the ram and psu are both out of stock at my microcenter. I wouldn't be opposed to purchasing from amazon or newegg also.
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