Newegg Cart Review Request

Hey guys,

The last system I built was over six years ago, and I think it was here I came to get an opinion before I ordered the system. That beast of a machine has served me well since then, but the time has come for me to rejoin the PC gaming ranks that left me behind with the release of system-killers like Crysis.

My budget is around $1,200 and I don't think I've got any conflicts or missing bits, but any advice would be appreciated. Here's what I've assembled on Newegg:

CASE ROSEWILL | FUTURE Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Item #:N82E16811147108 - $54.99

Intel Core i7-3770 Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I73770
Item #:N82E16819116502 - $319.99

ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #:N82E16813157293 - $134.99

Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" SATA 6.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #:N82E16822136769 - $74.99

CORSAIR Gaming Series GS800 800W High Performance Power Supply
Item #:N82E16817139025 - $124.99

EVGA GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) HD 025-P3-1579-AR Video Card
Item #:N82E16814130687 - $329.99

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory
Item #:N82E16820231568 - $124.99

Missing anything? Conflicts? Should I get a different CPU fan?

Another question: Is a sound card worth getting? I'm not much of an audiophile, but if it'll improve overall performance compared to onboard sound I'd opt for that. I've always had soundblasters, but apparently they're haven't been any major advances in the soundcard world that I can see and I get the feeling onboard sound may be just as good. Thoughts?
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  1. I'd buy a better case . Maybe the Antec 300 two , or HAF 912 advanced

    Get the 3570K for gaming . You wont get any benefit from hyperthreading

    Use 2 x4 gig of RAM . Games dont even use 4 gig .

    The GTX 570 is last gen . Newer GTX 670 , or Radeon 6950 , 7870 would be preferred choices

    Then you could drop the psu to a better quality but lower wattage unit .

    No to sound card . Unless you have $500 speakers and under 20 years old you will never know the difference

    The cooler Master Hyper 212 evo for a cpu cooler

    Consider a 40 -60 gig SSD as a cache drive for fast boots . Google "Intel smart response"
  2. ^ Good advice. You definitely do not need a 3770
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