Help with gaming build

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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  1. 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.
  2. CM 212 cpu cooler as needed, but all looks good.
  3. Yes add in the cpu cooler that loops suggested. Everything else looks good.
  4. 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.
    Corsair has a decent 500w unit for $40 after rebates:

    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.
  5. 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
  6. 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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