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Advice for ~700 gaming/everything else build

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July 17, 2012 11:16:52 AM

Hi, im building a ~700 dollar build that will run up to bf3 multiplayer on at least medium. Im wondering if theirs anything i could do better on?

Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz Quad-Core $199.00
Motherboard
ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 $99.00
Memory
Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 $49.00
Video Card
Gigabyte Radeon HD 7770 1GB $139.00
Case
Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower $49.00
Power Supply
OCZ 650W ATX12V $100.00
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit)
If any of you are wondering why im spending more on the cpu than the gpu its that i want to make it a bit more future proof. Also, is it worth getting an unlocked cpu? This would be both my first build and over clock so im curious

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July 17, 2012 11:25:08 AM

Also im considering crossfire in the future, and ive heard that the 7770 card scales well on it. I also live in australia so stuff is generally more expensive
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July 17, 2012 12:00:20 PM

I'd change up a bit:

get the seasonic M12 II for $60

a B75 motherboard for $70

an Hd 6870 for $167
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July 17, 2012 12:35:37 PM

Drop the OCZ psu, OCZ psu's are terrible. Get something from seasonic, corsair or antec.
And yes, you should get a better card like the 6870
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July 17, 2012 9:00:53 PM

Unfortunatley, the 6870 costs a lot more here, so its not very good for the money
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July 18, 2012 2:39:38 AM

where is here?
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