Need Build Advice

Approximate Purchase Date: Between now and black friday

Budget Range: 400-500 Before / After Shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: CPU / MOBO / RAM / CPU COOLER

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg and Micro Center

Location: Garland, Texas, US

Parts Preferences: No preference

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: Metro 2033, BF3, Starcraft 2, Skyrim, MoP, and etc.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I want to upgrade from my LGA 775 chipset.

So far this is what I have come up with. Tell me what you think.

CPU: i5 3570k $170 @Micro Center
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo $30 @Micro Center
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 $125 @Micro Center
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB 1600 $39 @Newegg
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB $70 @Newegg
Case: NZXT Tempest 410 $55 @Newegg
Power Supply: Corsair TX750 V2 $95 @Newegg
Operating System: Windows 7 SP1 64bit $100 @Newegg
Total: $464

Notes: I have the PSU / CASE / PSU already that's why it's crossed out.
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  1. Looks great. I'm guessing you have a GPU already.
  2. Deemo13 said:
    Looks great. I'm guessing you have a GPU already.


    Yeah a GTX 550Ti, I plan on getting a Gigabyte 7950 when income tax comes around :D
  3. Cool. Looks pretty good.
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