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[New Build] Thoughts on this build?

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November 22, 2012 5:58:54 AM

So I have been shopping around and figured this will be my setup.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/oI6G
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/oI6G/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/oI6G/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Biostar TZ77B ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($209.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 520W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($77.64 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $643.58

(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-21 20:55 EST-0500)

The price for what I'm getting here has sold me... I've been out of the computer game for awhile though so I want to know what your thoughts are on the above. Any comments or suggestions while keeping it in a similar price range?

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November 22, 2012 6:06:39 AM

looks pretty good.

do you have a computer case to put this stuff in?

did you want a SSD?

are you overclocking?
YES - maybe get a fan for your cpu
NO - maybe get a non 'k' CPU, and a h77 mobo to save a little money.
November 22, 2012 7:09:46 AM

Looks good. You kinda need a case.

And everything the guy above me said.
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November 22, 2012 1:11:59 PM

I do already have a case laying around here. I am looking into some overclocking, thats why I went with the K. Thanks for the input guys!
November 22, 2012 7:05:18 PM

Well, if you want to overclock, then you need a CPU cooler.

The CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO is a good choice.