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May 29, 2012 5:06:20 PM

This will be the first computer ive ever built so far my build is

Motherboard:GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD3H

Processor:Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz

Memory:Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) 1600MHz

Graphics Card:HIS Radeon HD 7850

HDD:Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 7200RPM 64MB Cache

SSD:SAMSUNG 830 Series 64 GB

PSU:CORSAIR Enthusiast Series 750W

Optical Drive:SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner

Chassis:Fractal Design Core 3000 has 3 fans

Any further help is appreciated. With this build i hope to smoothly run games such as Battlefield 3 and Diablo 3 on high or ultra.

I am on a budget of $1000 after adding it up on Newegg im at just over $1211 this is with a Windows 7 accounted for.

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a c 92 B Homebuilt system
May 29, 2012 5:24:18 PM

Excellent choices of components for the most part.

I'd actually say drop the SSD and upgrade your GPU to a 7870 or 670 if you can squeeze it into your budget - otherwise everything else looks good.
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May 29, 2012 5:25:10 PM

CM 212 cpu cooler as needed, but all looks good.
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May 29, 2012 5:30:40 PM

Yes add in the cpu cooler that loops suggested. Everything else looks good.
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a c 84 B Homebuilt system
May 29, 2012 5:35:14 PM

Looks good, but are you asking to get the price down from $1200 to $1000?

If so, here are my thoughts.

1) For a gaming pc, keep the 7850. You want the strongest graphics card.

2) In theory, you could go to a 2500K with little change, but I like new builds to go with ntew tech.
Are you near a microcenter? They will sell you a 3570K for $190. A 2500K for $170.

3) The 7850 needs only a 500w psu.
http://www.amd.com/us/products/desktop/graphics/7000/78...
Corsair has a decent 500w unit for $40 after rebates:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

4) I love the ssd for the os and some games. But, it is perhaps a deferrable expense.

5) Most any Z77 motherboard will do. You can save a bit there.
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May 29, 2012 6:44:51 PM

I think i will change the power to the 500W as suggested and get a COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus by switching the power supply out for the 500W I save around a $100 so i can get the cooling system and save a grand total of $70 while keeping everything else the same
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May 29, 2012 9:13:02 PM

I don't think you should drop your psu down. It's nice to have overhead and a possibility of adding a second card in xfire sli. The last thing you want to upgrade in the long run is a psu that no longer fits your power requirements. It sucks... cuz I did that lol.
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