Building a PC

I am planning a PC build and I would like to know your thoughts on the parts I have so far and the parts I intend to buy. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
I have a:
haf coolermaster 932 case
noctua NH-D14 cooler
run of the mill keyboard and mouse (not important to me)
a cheapo dvd-burner (also not important)

I have been looking at:
ASUS HD7770-DC-1GD5-V2 Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card (would really like to get some feedback on this)

Intel Core i5-2400 3.10 GHz 6 MB Cache Socket LGA1155 Processor


If this is not the right tread, then please tell me where to post.
thank in advance
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  1. You won't need the NH-D14 with the 2400, since you can't OC it very far.

    Either get a 2500K/3570K, or just leave the cooler out of the equation and get a better GPU (something in the range of the 7850 would be nice).
  2. I already have the NH-D14, so why not use it? do you have any more info on the GPU?
  3. Well, if you already have the cooler, I guess it's a moot point, lol, but just know that it's not at all needed.

    As far as the GPU goes, I'm not sure what you're asking there. I don't have any specific models of 7850's to recommend, I'm just saying that would be the thing that I would upgrade in this build (not necessarily to JUST a 7850, just something in the performance range).
  4. Do you know any better cards in the 140$ to 180$ price range?
  5. Nah, in that price range, it's basically the 7770 (or 6870) or a GTX 560. Pretty much a toss-up between them (although a 6870 and a factory OC GTX 560 might be a bit better).
  6. thanks. Do you think these cards would run games like skyrim on high or would it be a struggle?
  7. Any of those should be fine for Skyrim on High, actually. 1080p MIGHT make them struggle slightly, but I think you'll be OK there.

    Where they would really struggle is with a game like BF3 on Ultra @ 1080p, but they'll still do High-ish settings with reduced AA in that, as well.
  8. Thanks a lot. You have been a HUGE help.
  9. You're welcome. :)
  10. This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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