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Critique My First Build

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July 27, 2012 2:34:49 PM

I am in the process of building my first computer. The following are is my current speculated build but I would like some opinions on where I can improve.

Main use: Gaming with minimal video editing/recording. I will be overclocking.

CPU: Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz LGA 1155
CPU Cooler: Hydro Series H80 High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
Motherboard: GA-Z77X-UD3H LGA 1155 Z77 ATX Intel Motherboard
RAM: Corsair XMS3 Series 8GB DDR3-1600
Graphics: GeForce GTX 560 Ti OC
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750 Watt
SSD: Corsair Force Series GT 120GB SSD
Hard Drive: Barracuda 2TB 7,200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s
DVD Drive: LG 24x DVD±RW Burner
Case: NZXT Crafted Series Phantom ATX Full Tower

After pricing everything out, I am a few hundred dollars short of what I projected on spending. Where can I improve on my build?

P.S. I already own the GFX card.

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July 27, 2012 2:59:07 PM

id say cut back on the power supply and get yourself a 650w
As well get yourself a ASRock Z77 Extreme4 board, It has been rated highly and it only costs a measly 114.99 on newegg

Also if your not going to OC past 4.3GHz i would Recommend a Air cooler like the Cooler Master Evo 212 (30$ cooler vs 100$ water cooler)
July 27, 2012 4:09:16 PM

I may try SLI in the future, which is why I want the 750w PSU.

I'll take a look at that board and cooling system as well.

Any other suggestions?
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July 27, 2012 4:12:03 PM

I dont see any other problems
July 27, 2012 4:33:56 PM

Best answer selected by mrdanger.