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First Build - Opinions Please?

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September 3, 2012 9:55:37 PM

I was on a pretty strict budget... and was torn between the 7850 and 7870.
Here is a list of my parts and prices (some after rebates):

Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 Mid Tower Computer Case (RC-912-KKN1) @ $54.99

Processor: Intel Core i5 3570K Unlocked Quad Core Processor LGA1155 3.4GHZ Ivy Bridge 6MB @ $209.99

Mobo: Gigabyte Intel Z77 LGA 1155 AMD CrossFireX/NVIDIA SLI W/ HDMI,DVI,DispayPort Dual UEFI BIOS ATX Motherboard GA-Z77X-UD3H @ $105.36 (used from amazon... hope this doesn't bite me in the ass)

Memory: Corsair XMS3 8 GB (2 x 4GB) 1333 MHz PC3-10666 240-Pin DDR3 Memory Kit CMX8GX3M2A1333C9 @ 39.99

PSU: OCZ ModXStream Pro 700w ATX 20/24PIN SLI Ready Modular Cables 135mm Fan 80PLUS Power Supply @ 48.88

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB 3.5IN 16MB Cache SATA3 Internal Hard Disk Drive HDD @ 59.99

GPU: MSI R7850 Twin Frozr OC AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB GDDR5 DVI/HDMI/2xMiniDisplayPort PCI-Express Video Card R7850 TWIN FROZR 2GD5/OC @ 204.99

Total: $724.19

I already have an optical drive and os.

Think this will satisfy my thirst for some BF3 action and keep me up to date with gaming for a bit?
Thank you!

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September 3, 2012 10:07:07 PM

Looks Great but I would look at getting a CPU cooler and you wont need even close to a 700w PSU.
September 3, 2012 10:14:36 PM

Thank you for the input. I am sure the 700w is a bit overkill, will it work in the build though? And as far as the CPU cooler - is that something i should get right away or can I hold off on that purchase for a bit?
September 3, 2012 10:27:34 PM

if youre going to be overclocking extensively, then the sooner the better. the psu is only going to use what needed if its a good psu. if you want to get a better idea of how much juice you really need, check here...just remember possible future upgrades.!psu-calculator/c1ig3