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New to PCs help appreciated!

Last response: in Systems
September 1, 2012 2:39:56 PM

I am new to this pc building and am trying my hardest to understand it all. I took a leap of faith and went straight into building one on cyberpowerpc. I was wondering what a good computer savvy community might think about my setup and everything I should change. Feedback would be very much appreciated :D 

Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 Mid-Tower Gaming Case w/ Adjustable HDD Cage (Black Color)
Internal USB Extension Module: None
Neon Light Upgrade: None
Extra Case Fan Upgrade: Default case fans
Noise Reduction Technology: None
CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-3770K 3.50 GHz 8MB Intel Smart Cache LGA1155 (All Venom OC Certified) [+120]
Performance Tuning Protection Plan by Intel: None
Venom Boost Fast And Efficient Factory Overclocking: Extreme OC (Extreme Overclock 20% or more) [+49]
Cooling Fan: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo Gaming Cooling Fan [+4]
Coolant for Cyberpower Xtreme Hydro Water Cooling Kits: Standard Coolant
Motherboard: [CrossFireX] MSI Z77A-G41 Intel Z77 Chipset DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ IRST, Winki 3, 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, USB3.0, SATA-III RAID, 2x PCIe X16 (1 Gen3, 1 Gen2), 2 PCIe X1 & 2 PCI [-15]
Intel Smart Response Technology for Z77: None
Memory: 8GB (4GBx2) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory (Corsair Vengeance)
Video Card: AMD Radeon HD 7970 3GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card [+256] (Major Brand Powered by AMD)
Freebies: FREE Sleeping Dogs Game Coupon
Video Card 2: None
Video Card 3: None
Power Supply Upgrade: 650 Watts - Corsair CMPSU-650TXV2 80 Plus Power Supply - Quad SLI Ready [+47]
Hard Drive: 1TB Western Digital Caviar Blue SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 7200 RPM HDD [+5] (Single Drive)
Data Hard Drive: None
Hard Drive Cooling Fan: None
External Hard Drive (USB3.0/2.0/eSATA): None
USB Flash Drive: None
Optical Drive: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR)
Optical Drive 2: None
Sound: Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-Fi Go! Pro External Sound Card w/ THX TruStudio & EAX 5.0 [+31]
3D Vision Glasses: None
LCD Monitor: 24" Widescreen 1920x1080 ASUS VS247H-P LCD [+157]
2nd Monitor: None
3rd Monitor: None
Speakers: 600Watts PMPO Subwoofer Stereo Speakers [+15]
Network: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
Keyboard: Razer Blackwidow Expert Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
Mouse: None
Mouse Pad: Razer Sphex Gaming Grade Desktop Skins Mouse Pad [+13]
Gaming Gear: None
Extra Thermal Display: None
Wireless 802.11B/G Network Card: None
External Wireless Network Card: None
Wireless 802.11 B/G/N Access Point: None
Bluetooth: None
Flash Media Reader/Writer: INTERNAL 12in1 Flash Media Reader/Writer (BLACK COLOR)
Video Camera: None
Headset: Razer Banshee Starcraft II Gaming Headset + Razer Spectre Starcraft II Gaming Mouse [+89]
Cable: None
Power Protection: None
IEEE1394 Card: None
Internal USB Port: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
USB Port: None
Operating System: Microsoft® Windows 7 Home Premium [+104] (64-bit Edition)
Media Center Remote Control & TV Tuner: None
Office Suite: None
Games: None
Ultra Care Option: Professional Wiring for All WIRING Inside The System Chassis - Minimize Cable Exposure, Maximize Airflow in Your System [+19]

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September 1, 2012 3:17:00 PM

Check out my signature builds :D 
September 1, 2012 3:24:36 PM

first of all what's your budget, how much is this build, what are you planning to do with this desktop?
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September 3, 2012 5:01:18 PM

Change to GTX 670, its cheaper and about the same performance/ a little better.
September 3, 2012 6:21:55 PM

Also with that CPU/Cooler remove the OC you will not get much past 4.2GHz, if you want more OC get a 2600k.
September 3, 2012 6:42:54 PM

dansgas1000 said:
Change to GTX 670, its cheaper and about the same performance/ a little better.


September 3, 2012 6:44:44 PM

dansgas1000 said:
Also with that CPU/Cooler remove the OC you will not get much past 4.2GHz, if you want more OC get a 2600k.

what the hell are you talking about? with a nice decent cooler (not the crappy 212 evo) you can easily OC ivy to 4.4-4.5 which will perform equal to a i7 2600k @4.8Ghz