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New Build - Few Last Minute Questions

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August 10, 2012 4:58:34 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: This week

Budget Range: $1,100 Before Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

Location: Phoenix

Parts Preferences: None

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: Want to get 1900 x 1080 or 1900 x 1200

This is my first gaming desktop (tried to run swtor on my macbook pro) and can't take it anymore. Looking for a very high-quality, dependable build. This is also the first time I will be building myself so any tips would be appreciated!

HDD - Seagate SV35.5 ST1000VX000 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

DVD - SONY Black SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model DDU1681S-0B - OEM

CASE - Corsair Graphite Series 600T CC600TM Mid-Tower Gaming Case

RAM - CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory

GPU - XFX FX-785A-CNFC Radeon HD 7850 Core Edition 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready

PSU - COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power Plus RS700-PCAAE3-US 700W ATX 12V v2.3 Active PFC Power Supply

CPU - Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel

MoBo - ASUS P8Z77-V LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Monitor - I'm looking for any suggestions of a 24" or 27" LCD that is ~$250 or less with good quality (preferably a monitor that one of you have had good experience with!)

Thanks in advance guys! :) 

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August 10, 2012 5:04:37 AM

you don't need the 700W. get a Seasonic M12 II 520W, which has enough juice to crossfire 7850s

I'll suggest one of the Acer 23" 1920x1080 monitors (usually $139-$169)
August 10, 2012 5:12:33 AM

I figured I wouldn't need a 700w, I'm just getting it in the combo and I'm basically getting the psu for free in the combo :) 

Also, will I need any extra fans or thermal paste for the build?