Gaming Build 1k

This is kind of a final check before i buy the parts, do they all work together, and is there anything i can do to push any more performance, and are there any suggestions.

Full PC Final
Case: NZXT Guardian 921 (red)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146069&name=Computer-Cases

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504

Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157293

Video Card:Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202006(there are several vesions of this is this the best onefor performance or should i spend an extra 20 bucks on another? or go for a GTX)

PSU:Rosewill Capstone 750W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182073

SSD:OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5"
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227791&Tpk=OCZ%20Vertex%204%20128GB%202.5%22

HDD:Western Digital WD Green
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136891

Memory:G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231544(would spending a few extra $$ be worth 16GB?)

Cooling:COOLER MASTER RR-T812-24PK-R1 120mm Sleeve TPC 812 CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103176&Tpk=tpc%20812

Opotical Drive:LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136247&Tpk=LG%20GH24NS90

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I want this build to be able to OC, and would like the ability to expand over time. Build needs to be able to play games on moderate to high settings with mods running. Trying to keep it in the low 1k. Also this is my first computer, what do i physically need to build the ccomputer. And with this being the first time, ive ever looked at computer stuff, what is the best time to buy the parts? are there usually better deals before or after Christmas?
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  1. there is no really good time to buy parts unless you are not picky. on the cpu cooler i would just go with a cooler master hyper 212 + or evo its really the same just cheaper. On the power supply i would go with a better brand like corsair has a really nice one for $35 more & the power supply is a very important thing that often is overlooked. For tools i would say a small and big phillips and read the manuals carefully. this is my preference but i would get the HIS 7950 the cooler is very effective and exhausts air out of your case.
    psu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139010&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=
  2. Looks real solid. Would change the 750 Capstone to the 750 Hive:
    http://www.amazon.com/Rosewill-HIVE-750-Bronze-ATX12V-Certified/dp/B005ILWYT6%3FSubscriptionId%3D19BAZMZQFZJ6G2QYGCG2%26tag%3Dsquid1240995-20%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%3DB005ILWYT6
    Modular, efficient, and still great for the price.

    The SSD you picked sold out already, so... IDK haha,
  3. emperor piehead said:
    there is no really good time to buy parts unless you are not picky. on the cpu cooler i would just go with a cooler master hyper 212 + or evo its really the same just cheaper. On the power supply i would go with a better brand like corsair has a really nice one for $35 more & the power supply is a very important thing that often is overlooked. For tools i would say a small and big phillips and read the manuals carefully. this is my preference but i would get the HIS 7950 the cooler is very effective and exhausts air out of your case.
    psu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139010&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=


    Lol that's completely BS, Rosewill is a solid company and I would say that the Hive 750 is completely solid especially the Capstones.
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=266
    http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Rosewill-HIVE-650-W-Power-Supply-Review/1460
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