New build need help! :)

Hey was wondering if could get some help on a build here is what i have so far :)


Intel Core i7-3770K Box, LGA1155 http://lb.hardwareversand.de/articledetail.jsp?aid=56294&agid=1617
EVGA GeForce GTX 670 Superclocked+, 4GB GDDR5, PCI-Express http://lb.hardwareversand.de/articledetail.jsp?aid=63479&agid=1947
LG GH24NS bare schwarz http://lb.hardwareversand.de/articledetail.jsp?aid=46257&agid=699
MSI Z77 Mpower, Intel Z77, ATX, DDR3 http://lb.hardwareversand.de/articledetail.jsp?aid=65916&agid=1601
BitFenix Shinobi Midi-Tower USB 3.0 black http://lb.hardwareversand.de/articledetail.jsp?aid=48895&agid=631
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.D 1TB SATA 6GB's http://lb.hardwareversand.de/articledetail.jsp?aid=52081&agid=1342
8GB-Kit G.Skill TridentX PC3-19200U CL10 x2 http://lb.hardwareversand.de/articledetail.jsp?aid=66740&agid=1914

Advice would be greatly appreciated :)
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  1. Seems fine to me. What will you do exactly with this PC?
  2. What exactly would the system be used for? I see a high-end GPU and only 8gb of RAM that suggests gaming, but I also see a multi-threaded purpose CPU that suggests heavy workloads like video rendering.

    Please fill up the form on this sticky.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/353572-31-build-upgrade-advice
  3. What is this computer going to be used for?
  4. Do not get the 4GB 670 card. The extra memory will not help unless you have a triple display 1920X1080X3. And if you did, the single 670 won't have enough power to move that much memory fast. In short, for a single 1920X1200 display or less, 2GB is plenty.
  5. 1) If this will be for gaming, a 3570K will be just as good as a 3770K
    Games will not use the hyperthreads.

    2) No need for fast 2400 ram. 1600 is only perhaps 1% slower.
    Read this: http://www.anandtech.com/show/4503/sandy-bridge-memory-scaling-choosing-the-best-ddr3

    3) The motherboard seems unduly expensive. Most any Z77 based motherboard will do as well.

    4) You will need a psu of about 500w to run a GTX670. I would look at a 600-650w unit.
    Buy only a quality brand. Here is a list, buy only tier 1 or 2:
    http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx

    5) I would add an inexpensive aftermarket cpu cooler like the cm hyper212.
    It will be quieter and cool better than the stock intel cooler.

    6) For this budget, you should include a SSD for the os and some apps/games. 120gb at least.
    Intel and samsung are good.

    7) 4gb buys you little on the graphics card.
    Read this:
    http://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/Video-Card-Performance-2GB-vs-4GB-Memory-154
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