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October 3, 2012 11:29:58 PM

Looking for any mistakes/better suggestions to my new build. Technically its just an upgrade of my old system, but I'm pretty much replacing everything except for the GPU and HDD's.

Heres the PCPartPicker List of the parts of the parts I'm planning to buy. I already have one of the graphics cards on the page, the second one is obviously for SLI.

The whole theme of the build is Black/Blue. Which is the reason behind a lot of the part choices.

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October 3, 2012 11:54:04 PM

Never build a build around a color scheme, I've found that never works and it really limits what you can buy. It's incredibly pointless to build around color schemes or gimmicks. The extra fans won't serve you until your build is up and running. For gaming you won't use the 3770K to it's full extent. And that Intel plastic liquid block is junk - you can get a better cooler for less money.

I would go for something like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($30.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($142.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Corsair Neutron Series GTX 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($249.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($379.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($379.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Arc Midi Tower ATX Mid Tower Case ($94.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic X Series 1050W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($170.00 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1820.75
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)