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Critique My $900 Build

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June 15, 2012 5:57:00 PM

CPU: i5-3550 Ivy Bridge
GPU: XFX Radeon 6870
PSU: Antec BP550 550W Modular
Memory: G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB)
HDD: Seagate 500GB Hard Drive
MoBo: ASrock z77 Pro3 LGA 1155 Intel z77 HDMI Sata 6GB/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Case: Cooler Master Haf 912
DVD burner: Asus 24x DVD burner
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium
Monitor: Acer Black 20"

Total Price comes out to be $930.95 after rebates $900.95
I'm actually planning on using a GTX 670 Later on...I was suggested a Good quality Antec 550W Power Supply, will that do? I heard 500W was the recommended power supply for a configuration with the GTX 670. I'm just double checking.
Does everything I have listed above in my specs look good? As in high quality? I really don't want any DOA's, I've heard good things from XFX, Antec, G.Skill, Seagate, but not ASrock...is that a good Motherboard? it only had 4 reviews 1 of which had a DOA...it had a 70% 4 eggs. Thanks for answering :3

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June 15, 2012 8:54:48 PM

Ironslice said:
Everything looks great :) 
ASRock boards are definitely good, but any manufacturer can have a DOA.
TBH, Seagate has a lot more bad reviews. I think I would go with this Hard Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


What is the difference between a 32MB cache and a 16MB cache? Is the HDD you suggested good for gaming? Please let me know, thanks :) 
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