How will this setup do?

Hey guys, I've built a few computers before and I've decided to put another rig together for less than $1000. Are there any flaws with what I have so far, or do you have different recommendations?

CPU:
Intel i5-3570K

I plan to overclock that pretty severely to about 4.4 GHz, so...

CPU Fan:
Scythe Mugen-3

GPU:
AMD Radeon HD 7870

PSU:
Cooler Master eXtreme 600W

Motherboard:
Gigabyte GA-H61M-DS2

It's all inside a mid tower with 5 case fans, by the way. What do you guys think? Is everything compatable? Will I be able to get ultra-high settings? Should I go with the Mugen-3 for cooling, and do I need a CPU cooler? Are there any other changes I should make?
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  1. Not with that PSU. Get a better PSU like Corsair, Antec, Seasonic, OCZ, XFX, Silverstone, PC Power and Cooling, etc.
  2. Also, bad mobo choice if you are planning to OC. H61 boards do not allow OC'ing. Get a Z77.
  3. Can you recommend a specific PSU? I can never select one well, honestly I don't know the difference between a good unit and a bad one.

    And good catch on the mobo, thanks
  4. Also, noob question: can a p67a-gd55 OC?
  5. Here, I'll try something.
  6. PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/gaOG
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/gaOG/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/gaOG/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H100 92.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($99.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($102.55 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($35.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($305.98 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.49 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: Rosewill 530W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $958.95
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-31 15:16 EDT-0400)

    Any suggestions?
  7. H100 isn't that great of a LC. Get the Noctua D14 or Hyper 212 EVO. Spend the cash on an Extreme 4 and a better PSU.
  8. obsama1 said:
    H100 isn't that great of a LC. Get the Noctua D14 or Hyper 212 EVO. Spend the cash on an Extreme 4 and a better PSU.


    Thanks for the feedback. Lemme change it now.
  9. PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/gceI
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/gceI/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/gceI/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($75.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($305.98 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.49 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: Corsair 600W ATX12V Power Supply ($51.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $953.37
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-31 20:42 EDT-0400)

    I went with a Noctua cooler, only because I know IVB is a little hard to OC so I wanted to get the best possible cooling option for the price-range. I also upgraded to a Corsair 600W PSU Silver -- easily able to SLI a 660ti if needed. And I got the Extreme4.
    And I changed the RAM to Samsung's 30nm 1600Mhz RAM.

    I still have about 50$~ leeway.. I ask the OP to submit and requests if he wants to fill the void.

    I'd say this build looks pretty good
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