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Building first computer

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August 19, 2012 3:48:55 PM

Hi everyone, I'm building my first computer after growing discomfort with apple, but I'm not sure about some parts.

Approximate Purchase Date: Within 1 or 2 months

Budget Range: 700€ - 900€

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Photoshop, Gaming, movies, browsing

Are you buying a monitor: No, I've got a 24" 1080p monitor.

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Dutch sites, prices are comparable to newegg.

Location: Haarlem, Netherlands

Parts Preferences: No preference

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Crossfire for future upgrading.

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Right now I've settled on these parts:

cpu: i5 3570K
mobo: MSI Z77A-GD65
memory: Corsair Vengeance 2x4GB DDR3-1600
storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB
gpu: Radeon HD7870 x-edition
case: Antec Three Hundred Two mid-tower

I will be overclocking this, and I'm thinking of getting a second 7870 for crossfire further down the line. I'm not sure about the mobo though, is there a cheaper one to suit my needs? Also, what's a good cpu cooler that will fit the case, and a good psu for eventual crossfire?

Thanks for even reading this.

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August 20, 2012 11:00:27 AM

I think I've settled on these parts:

gpu: Radeon 7870 x-edition
cpu: i5 3570K
mobo: ASRock Z77 Extreme4
ram: 2x 4gb Black Dragon
drive: Seagate Barracuda 500GB
case: Antec Three Hund Two
spu: Corsair GS700
cooler: Thermax Eclipse II
burner: Lite on IHAS124-19

Which brings me to about 845€. Overclockable and I can crossfire a second 7870 in the future. Any glaring mistakes?
August 20, 2012 11:48:11 AM

Just an update about some parts. I'm just kinda insecure about this because I'm hardly an expert and it takes hours to get any sort of grip on the jargon. Thanks anyway :) 
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