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Feedback on homebuild requested before I get the parts!

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July 10, 2012 12:52:15 PM

Hey everyone! I was just wondering if you'd be able to give me some feedback on the parts I am going to get for my home build before I get them. It is mostly going to be a gaming/dev machine with some video editing and photosynths.

Below you'll find the part list.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H80 92.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($92.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.86 @ Outlet PC)
Hard Drive: Crucial M4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card ($524.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF X ATX Full Tower Case ($164.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Silverstone 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($114.98 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On IHBS112-04 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VH236H 23.0" Monitor ($144.98 @ NCIX US)
Keyboard: Logitech G110 Wired Standard Keyboard ($59.79 @ B&H)
Mouse: Logitech M305 Wireless Optical Mouse ($24.29 @ SuperBiiz)
Other: Windows 7
Total: $1890.82
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)

I also had a few questions:

What doers everyone think of that monitor? I will be using that one as my main monitor and I have two DELL 1905FP's that I will be putting on the side of it. I am probably going to buy another cheap video card for those two. (I had them running on a radeon HD2400OC on my OLD machine)

How is that case? Does it work well with the liquid cooling?

Is a sound-card worth it?

Any feedback is greatly appreciated!

**EDIT**- I forgot to put that I could spend a little more if anyone has good recommendations for parts that are worth the money.
July 11, 2012 12:49:17 AM

Get a gigabyte g1. Sniper 3 I'm putting it in my gaming build and also get the evga gforce gtx 670 FTW edition it has the same specs as the 680 but cheaper
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