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August 2, 2012 3:45:20 AM

I'm making a gaming build hopefully some time before the end of August and after doing some research this is what I came up with. I don't want to spend over $1,000 and this is just scraping the surface so I don't want to change anything unless its a serious problem with one of the parts. I want to be able to play games on max settings with some mods. Tell me if you think this will be able to handle that and give it a 1-10 rating. Thanks for reading and helping out a first time builder.

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a b 4 Gaming
August 2, 2012 5:11:31 AM

Scythe Mugen 3 will cool better and is cheaper. Everything else looks good.
a b 4 Gaming
August 2, 2012 11:36:55 AM

costs like 20 dollars more but you do get a 7950 and a i5 3570k

if you dont want to crossfire in the future, you could get a pc power and cooling mk3 500w or 600w psu instead
a c 418 4 Gaming
August 2, 2012 4:36:26 PM

No reason not to go Ivy at this point, and the H60 doesn't make a whole lot of sense when a strong air fan will give you the same results.

Try this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($132.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($284.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1036.78
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-02 12:36 EDT-0400)