First Time Build Advice

First time builder here. I would like some advice on my $800 PC Build. Here is what I have so far. I am buying all parts from Amazon.
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  1. it looks good to me, but you should check those parts on newegg as well, because there are some better deals. If you get that 7950 from newegg for example. You will get 3 games for free with it.
  2. Newegg charges me $90 tax. Not sure if it's worth it.
  3. what do you mean? What tax could you be talking about. Even with sales tax it wouldn't be more than $21. Where do you live? Also even if they did charge tax, it would still technically be worth it.
  4. It ends up being way over the Amazon cost of $829.08. I guess it could be worth it, if I actually wanted the three free games, but I don't.
  5. Well, I was saying some parts are cheaper on newegg. I go to multiple places to buy products. Like, why not just get the gpu from newegg, unless you have some weird buy in bulk special, but If not I don't see why you wouldn't.
  6. May do that, anyone else want to put an input on my build?
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  8. Will do. Does anyone else care to give me their input on how well I did on picking out the parts? I just want to be sure that they are compatible and will work well together before i purchase.
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  10. Do you plan on overclocking?

    Your case is sad though.
  11. No, this is my first build. I don't think I'm going to attempt to overclock right away.

    Can you explain what is wrong with the case and make a recommendation?
  12. It's a cheap case which doesn't even have 3.0. Normally, I would recommend it but only on budget builds. You can get a NZXT Elite 210 or NZXT 220 which are more expensive but better in most aspects.

    You won't be able to overclock it with an H77 board. You need is z75 or z77.
  13. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($79.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($36.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($55.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($299.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24LS70 DVD/CD Writer ($28.12 @ Amazon)
    Total: $836.05
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-14 23:13 EST-0500)

    It should more or less be like this! NEVER GET COOLERMASTER PSU especially the one you chose. It's the worst PSU ever, it is prone to fail and take other parts with it.

    The Op drive, PCpartpicker is having problems and the $28 drive is the cheapest.
  14. I would get the 7950 from newegg, because it comes with 3 free games.
  15. lt_dan_zsu said:
    I would get the 7950 from newegg, because it comes with 3 free games.

    Amazon doesn't have this promo ?? I thought it was an initiative of AMD so that all retailers would have it. Weird.
  16. Updated. Opinions now?
  17. Yes, it's pretty nice now. Although does it have the 3 games free promo lke in newegg?
  18. I, though it would, but I have seen no promos on amazon. They don't have it listed last time I checked
  19. I may just buy the graphics card from Newegg, and everything else from Amazon. It doesn't appear that Amazon has the deal.
  20. Yes! Nice. Good luck bro!
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