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November 10, 2012 7:17:06 PM

I will be ordering this build Monday and would like to know if everything will be okay. It will be used for gaming.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/mwTr
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/mwTr/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/mwTr/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($127.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($42.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($42.37 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($89.99 @ CompUSA)
Total: $636.16
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-10 16:14 EST-0500)

I will be buying a 7870 around Christmas and possibly overclocking the CPU after I buy a better heatsink. I would like to know if everything is compatible. Also, leave your opinions on this custom build. Thanks.

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November 10, 2012 7:47:14 PM

All generally good. I would, however, much prefer a PSU like Antec HCG-620M, or PC Power&Cooling Silencer Mklll 600w. Something like Rosewill Hive550w would be adequate. All those are modular. XFX 550w would be adequate, and cheaper, though not modular.
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