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First gaming build, any opinions/changes?

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July 25, 2012 5:14:42 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: In the next couple of weeks.

Budget Range: $1500 max with taxes/shipping

System Usage From Most To Least Important: Gaming, watching videos, surfing the internet, school work.

Are You Buying A Monitor: Yes

Do You Need To Buy OS: Yes

Preferred Websites: ( I have a NCIX near my house so I can pick up my parts instead of paying for shipping)

Location: Langley, BC, Canada

Parts Preferences: Any that works

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1900x1080

Additional Comments: I just want to be able to play all games on max graphics with a great fps rating.

Why Are You Upgrading: I'm upgrading because my laptop isn't good enough

Here is what I have so far:

Monitor: ASUS VS248H-P 24IN Widescreen LED LCD Monitor 1920X1080 2MS 50M:1 250CD/M2 HDMI VGA

Processor: Intel Core i5 2500K Quad Core Unlocked Processor LGA1155 3.3GHZ Sandy Bridge 6MB

Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G43 ATX LGA1155 Z77 DDR3 2PCI-E16 1PCI-E1 3PCI SATA3 DVI HDMI VGA DX11 USB3.0 Motherboard

Graphics Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 Windforce 900MHZ 3GB 5GHZ GDDR5 DVI HDMI 2XDP PCI-E Video Card

Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Memory

Case: Azza Triton 401 ATX Mid Tower Case 4X5.25 1X3.5 4X2.5/3.5INT 120mm Blue LED Fans Window No PSU Black

Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 7200.12 1TB SATA 32MB Cache 3.5IN Internal Hard Drive OEM

DVD Writer: ASUS DRW-24B1ST 24X SATA DVD Writer OEM Black

Power Supply: APEVIA ATX-CB700W 700W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply - OEM

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM

Total= $1462 with taxes/shipping

My main concerns are whether everything will fit into the case I have and whether the PSU will be strong enough. I would also appreciate any suggestions on how to make this build a little bit cheaper but still achieving my goal of playing any game on max settings with good fps. Thank you. :) 

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July 27, 2012 4:14:57 AM

Ok thanks for the help can anybody else give me help on my build or give me some of you opinions on it?