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July 6, 2012 4:39:50 PM

Looking to buy my gaming pc. This is what i came up with. Any thoughts or concerns you see? I just want to know if this is a decent build for the money. Ill end up getting a monitor too so any suggestions would help.

GPU...MSI Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition R7870 Twin Frozr 2GD5/OC Video Card
--$299.99
AMD Gift - Dirt SHOWDOWN Gift Coupon
--FREE
Optical Drive...Sony Optiarc 24X DVD Burner, Bulk Package Black SATA Model AD-7280S-0B
--$17.99
RAM...CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory
--$44.99
HDD...Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" SATA 6.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
--$64.99
MOBO...GIGABYTE GA-H77-DS3H ATX Intel Motherboard
--$99.99
CPU...Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 Quad-Core Desktop Processer
--$199.99
Case...Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Computer Case
--$69.99
PSU...CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W Power Supply
--$59.99

Grand Total: $817.92 after all sales and rebates.

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July 6, 2012 4:41:42 PM

Are you sure you're using the 3450 and not the 3570K?

Make sure your RAM is low profile if you ever want to use an aftermarket cooler, and I'd say you're good - that looks good to me.
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July 6, 2012 5:26:59 PM

3570K for $190, in store only though
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

Most vengance memory has tall heat sinks, which you do not want (granted some of it is low profile). Those taller heat sinks can cause issues with some oversized CPU coolers (not the Hyper 212 +/EVO), so just be aware of what you are getting.

Other than that it all looks like a pretty decent computer. Hope you enjoy it!
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