$680 gaming build

Approximate Purchase Date: Preferably this week

Budget Range: $680

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Youtube

Are you buying a monitor: No

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Microcenter,

Location: Canada

Parts Preferences: Intel cpu, AMD gpu

Overclocking: Yes, later though.

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I don't need the case, optical drive, monitor or OS. I live in Canada, but microceter is about 15 minutes away from the border, so I can just go there to get most of the parts. Most of them are cheaper than Newegg. My other concern is the motherboard because I might crossfire another 7770, or buy a 7870 at Christmas. What I have so far:

I5 3570k- - $189.99

ASUS P8Z77-V LK- - $144.99, $94.99 when bundled with the cpu.

Sapphire HD 7770 - - $149.99

Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB DDR3-1600- - $42.99

Corsair CX600- - $71.89

Seagate Barracuda 1TB - - $89.99

Total: $672.33 (including tax)

I really appreciate feedback :)
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  1. Best answer
    Looks good. That motherboard will support dual Crossfire/SLI properly with its 8x/8x slots.

    Also, a 1TB Hard Drive for a bit less cant be bad can it?
    Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM. $80
    If you can find the 64MB cache version, get that one instead.

    Then immediatly lose that $5 saving by getting a Sapphire HD7770. Nothing wrong with HIS, bu Sapphire has a better name in the industry.
    Sapphire Radeon HD7770. $145
  2. Alright, thanks. Also, that psu should be enough for two 7770's/ 1 7870, right? How would those two 7770's preform on 1920x1200?
  3. Should be enough for dual 7770's or a single 7870. Though I would hesitate to Crossfire dual mid/high end cards on that PSU.
  4. Best answer selected by theotherguy1.
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