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Newbie builder, looking for advice

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December 29, 2012 6:03:42 AM

So I am looking into building myself a gaming computer. I have been out of the game for a long time and do not have a ton of experience with this I have gone through a lot of information and this is what I am planing as of right now. Please let me know if this all seems legit:

Motherboard:
ASRock Z77 OC Formula LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case:
COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black Steel/ Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Processor:
Intel Core i7-3770 Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I73770
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power Supply:
OCZ ZX Series 850W Fully-Modular 80PLUS Gold High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
(From what I am gathering there is no real reason to worry about the power supply being rated for eatx and there being no difference between the sandybridge and ivybridge correct?)

Fan
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/FM2/AM3+
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Graphics Cards:
MSI R7770-2PMD1GD5/OC Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
(I am cheaping out a bit in this department it seems like but from what I have heard these cards will run major titled games smoothly and thats all I ask for)

Hard Drive x2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
(Would it make more sense just to go with one 1tb hard drive, my only thought was to have availability to back up files on each in the event of one dying on me?)

Memory:
G.SKILL Sniper Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9Q-16GBSR1
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Please provide any and all feedback, like I said kind of the first time I have built one from beginning to end so I want to make sure I am covering all basis here!



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December 29, 2012 6:30:01 AM

G.SKILL RIPJAWS X. (Better Performance)
Maybe a 7850 instead of the 7770
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