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October 13, 2012 5:12:16 AM

I am looking for help/suggestions/critiques on a gaming build.

Approximate Purchase Date: December
Max budget: $1300 not including shipping and tax
System Usage: Gaming and surfing the web/movies
Parts Not Required: Keyboard, monitor, mouse and speakers
Current Monitor: Dell 2408 with 1920x1200 pixels resolution
Overclocking: Yes
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe
Country: USA
Vendor: Newegg, Amazon, and Fry's

What I want:
Gaming on max settings (BF3, Skyrim, CIV 5, etc)
Overclocking (4.5)
1 HDD for everything
1 SSD (Will get that in the future for OS and games)

Build:
MOBO Options:
P8Z77-V Pro $190
ASRock z77 Extreme4 $135

CPU: i5-3570K $230

RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB 1600Mhz Low Profile $40

PSU: Corsair TX750 V2 80+ $90 w/rebate

HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB $85

CASE Options:
HAF 912 $50 w/rebate
CM 690 II Advanced $90
Corsair 400r $100

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium Full Version $180

CPU COOLING Options:
Corsair H100 $110
CM Hyper 212 EVO $30

GPU: MSI R7950 Twin Frozr $305 w/rebate

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October 13, 2012 5:28:27 AM

This is a good build to go with and you can change some things on it but the cooler is defiantly one of the best out there.
The Build
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October 13, 2012 6:11:01 AM

Took some of your advice and changed the build up. But do you think I need a better cpu cooler than the CM Hyper 212+ to OC Ivy Bridge to 4.5Ghz?

The Build: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/kaUs
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October 13, 2012 6:15:22 AM

I have a question for you, is there a reason that you are going to get win7 full instead of just 64-bit?
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October 13, 2012 2:10:51 PM

Thanks for noticing that before I made a mistake lol I meant to put the Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. Updated the build. Put the right version of windows 7 SP1, 750watt psu for future SLI. All for well under my budget $1160.53 :D 

The New Build:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/kc8X
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