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[New Build] Need input on build idea.

Hi, could someone please tell me if this will all work together and what type of fan should I be getting (also, should I go anything cheaper?(and should I get anything better for a similar value)
I plan on playing current games (BF3 and so on) on High or Maximum

Intel CPU Core i5 3570K - LGA 1155

Gigabyte G1.SNIPER M3 Intel Mainboard - LGA 1155

Seagate Barracuda 1TB

Pioneer DVD/CD Burner (DVR-220LBKS)

Corsair 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz CL8 Vengeance (CMZ8GX3M2A1600C8R)

Gigabyte nVidia GTX 670 WF2

Bitfenix Colossus - Venom Edition

Thermaltake TR2 Bronze 800W


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Wolfear
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    Couple of suggestions: Get a cheaper, full ATX mobo eg http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128546&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=
    Get low profile RAM eg http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231544
    If you really want CL8 (it won't make a large difference) get http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226295
    I'd suggest an SSD eg Samsung 830 or OCZ Vertex 4.
    A 7970 will perform better than a GTX670.
    ThermalTake PSUs are fairly hopeless. I recommend maybe a http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=64382&vpn=OCZ-ZT750W&manufacture=OCZ%20Technology
  2. With the Lp RAM, would a Crosair DDR3 - 1600 of some sort do? I'm not 100% on which products are Lp and which ones aren't. Aswell as this, If I was to overclock, what kind of cooling would be suggested? Also, is the GHz edition of the 7970 in any way superior to a normal 7970 (Not by miniscule amounts)?
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  4. Easy way to tell is simply by looking at the photos. The model numbers are also different. Corsair LP RAM generally has an L in place of a Z for the third letter (XMS3 is X, Value is V) eg:
    CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B Normal Vengeance
    CML4GX3M2A1600C9B Vengeance LP
    GSkill's Ares series are LP.

    For cooling I would suggest either a CM Hyper 212 EVO or, if you plan to push it hard, a Noctua NH-D14 is considered pretty good.
    EDIT: The GHz edition is a bit more powerful, but the standard 7970 is already very fast. I would also suggest getting an SSD.
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