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Hello everybody this is my first attempt at a build and was wondering if I could get some feedback on my build plan. Any suggestions would be amazing.


CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($26.82 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($127.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($284.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($284.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Blue ATX Full Tower Case ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Gaming 800W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($129.99 @ Best Buy)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Full (32/64-bit) ($158.99 @ Adorama)
Keyboard: Razer Blackwidow Ultimate 2013 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Razer Naga Wired Laser Mouse ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1733.57
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    if you aren't going to be installing Windows in multiple machines, you can get the OEM version cheaper.

    Get a low profile RAM kit like the G.Skill Ares or Corsair Vengeance LP. That way it wont conflict with any heatsinks.

    Dont bother with Crossfire/SLI unless you have a 120hz monitor or an Eyefinity/Surround setup. Just get a single 7970 Ghz.

    You are aware that the Naga is an MMO optimized mouse? If your not going to be playing something like that, you can get a Deathadder for less.

    Other than those it looks all good. No objections to any particular parts.
  2. Thanks for the help I've went ahead and made some revisions like you suggested.

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($26.82 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($127.86 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($387.86 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Blue ATX Full Tower Case ($139.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Gaming 800W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($129.99 @ Best Buy)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($91.99 @ Amazon)
    Keyboard: Razer Blackwidow Ultimate 2013 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($129.99 @ Newegg)
    Mouse: Razer Naga Wired Laser Mouse ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $1494.45

    Im thinking maybe I should get a smaller PSU? Any suggestions?
  3. You could downgrade to 650W for the rig as it stands, but keep that one if Crossfire/SLI is a possibility later on.
  4. Thanks for all the help manofchalk, I'm leaning towards this being my final build.


    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($26.82 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($127.86 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($387.86 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Blue ATX Full Tower Case ($139.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Professional 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($91.99 @ Amazon)
    Keyboard: Razer Blackwidow Ultimate 2013 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($129.99 @ Newegg)
    Mouse: Razer Naga Wired Laser Mouse ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $1454.45
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