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Thoughts on final build?

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August 30, 2012 1:48:26 AM

Primarily used for gaming, what do you guys think? Will it last me for a couple years?

Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, option Fans-2x Side 120mm Fan

Asus VE228H 21.5" Full HD HDMI LED BackLight LCD Monitor w/Speakers ASCR 10,000,000:1

LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM

Seagate ST310005N1A1AS-RK 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

GIGABYTE GV-R787OC-2GD Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

SeaSonic S12II 620 Bronze 620W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL

ASRock H77 Pro4-M LGA 1155 Intel H77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

Intel Core i5-2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.4GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I52400

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM

Total cost- $1,094.87
After rebates- $1,064.87 plus it comes with Sleeping Dogs :D 

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August 30, 2012 2:00:58 AM

Not bad, but spring for the i5-3470/3570/3450.
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August 30, 2012 2:10:31 AM

+1 to obsama's recommendation of an i5 3450.

Swap your PSU for this - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$10 cheaper than the Seasonic unit PLUS it has a $20 rebate. (not sure where you're from so these prices are just assumptions)

Other than that, you're good to go.

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August 30, 2012 2:20:42 AM

mocchan said:
+1 to obsama's recommendation of an i5 3450.

Swap your PSU for this - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$10 cheaper than the Seasonic unit PLUS it has a $20 rebate. (not sure where you're from so these prices are just assumptions)

Other than that, you're good to go.

So ivy bridge beats sandy bridge?
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August 30, 2012 2:27:15 AM

Yes, by about 5%-7% clock for clock. When you're not OCing, you want as much performance as you can get ;) 
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August 30, 2012 2:31:20 AM

Alright I'll get the 3450. What's the reliability of that corsair PSU? Should it last me a while?
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August 30, 2012 2:36:41 AM

matthew_92 said:
Alright I'll get the 3450. What's the reliability of that corsair PSU? Should it last me a while?

I forgot who the OEM of the Corsair CX line was, but regardless, they are very reliable and it will definitely last you a long while :) 
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August 30, 2012 2:39:09 AM

Ok thanks for the help. :) 
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August 30, 2012 2:42:23 AM

You're very welcome.
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