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Is my first build good?

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September 17, 2012 1:45:11 PM

Following are the parts i have on my list:

1. Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor
Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
$229

2. COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced RC-932-KKN5-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0,Black
Interior and Four Fans-1x 230mm front RED LED fan, 1x 140mm rear fan, 1x 230mm top fan, and 1x 230mm side fan
$160

3. ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
$135

4. SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready
CrossFireX Support Video Card
$259

5. COOLER MASTER Silent Pro Gold Series RS800-80GAD3-US 800W ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.92 SLI Ready
CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
$149

6. G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR
$66

7. 1tb Samsung Spinpoint F3 Sata2 3 5 Hard Drive 3
$119

Opinion? Trying to restrict myself to $750

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September 17, 2012 1:48:16 PM

Im quite hesitant on that CM PSU. I know the Silent Pro is their top of the line, but Id go with Corsair, XFX, Seasonic and PC&P to be on the safe side. M12II 750W for Seasonic, TX750W for Corsair, 750W XXX for XFX. Dont know about PC&P and their PSUs lol.

You also want an aftermarket heatsink/fan. A CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO is a good choice for $30.
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September 17, 2012 1:52:23 PM

Pretty good, only small changes.

Different PSU. Cooelrmaster isnt the best brand in Power Supply's, and on a tight budget Gold rating isnt needed.
Corsair 750M, 80+ bronze semi modular. $115 ($15 rebate)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Different RAM. Sniper is G.Skill's higher end kit, even though there is no difference to a cheaper kit.
G.Skill Ares 8GB (2x4GB) 1600Mhz CL9 1.5v. $40
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Different HDD. This drive is faster and cheaper.
Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM. $90
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Rest of the build is good, have you remembered to include an OS?

EDIT:
Aftermarket cooling will be needed if you want to OC that CPU.
Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO. $37
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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September 18, 2012 6:39:31 AM

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September 18, 2012 6:39:58 AM

yeah thanks manofchalk and nw333. Yes, i have included an os: Windows 7 Ultimate
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