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First custom build, how'd I do?

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November 24, 2012 1:33:23 AM

Hi, I'm building my first PC from scratch and I've been ordering the parts over the last few days. Nothing but the SSD has arrived yet, but I'm curious how good my build looks on paper. This will be for general home use and lots of gaming. Basically, I'm looking for as much power and quality that I can get for around $1000. I will be overclocking as well.

Down the road, I plan on buying a 120hz monitor at 1920x1080, but I have two older 60hz Dells at 1680x1050 in the meantime. I will be taking the WD Black 1TB HDD out of my current PC and I already have a nice mouse/keyboard. Everything else is new.

All prices are after mail in rebate (MiR), but I noted which ones had them:

Case: Corsair Graphite 600T: $129.99
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004X63JWS/ref=oh_deta...

Mobo: MSI Z77-GD55: $106.99 ($10 MiR, $13 off with processor)+ free ram
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Ram: GSKill 8gb DDR3 1600: Free with mobo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU: Intel i5-3570k: $199.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU Cooler: Hyper 212 Evo: $24.99 ($5 MiR)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: XFX Radeon HD7970: $319.99 ($30 MiR)
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006VX52Q2/ref=oh_deta...

SSD: Intel 330 180gb: $89.99 ($30 MiR)
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

PSU: Seasonic X750: $99.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total: $998.92 (after $95.00 in MiR)

Let me know if you see any obvious weaknesses, or if you saw some better deals this week that I missed out on. I really tried to get as much for my money as I could, but I've been agonizing over this for months and I couldn't wait any longer :D 

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November 24, 2012 2:31:32 AM

This looks to be an awesome rig, great cooling, ridiculous performance, and possibly one of the best rigs under $1000 I may have seen. You did an awesome job, and you are future proofed for a decent amount of time. :D 
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November 24, 2012 4:32:45 AM

Wow thanks, it was a labor of love :love: 

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November 24, 2012 12:50:15 PM

No problem, just remember that you must treat your computer like you would a lady. Occasionally taking her out to enjoy a late night lan session with some buddies. Or even out to a Chophouse or Applebee's. Warning about the last one, people stared the last time I took out a micro-atx build to Applebee's. Have fun. :D 
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November 24, 2012 1:09:09 PM

Awesome! I have something pretty similar. Seasonic power supplies are amazing, you're gonna love it.
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