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1st time building a computer. Can anyone give advice on my build?

Processor: Intel i5 3570K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504
($214.99)

Motherboard: MSI Z77A-GD65
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130643&Tpk=MSI%20Z77A-GD65
($169.99)

CPU Fan: Intel BXRTS2011LC Liquid-cooled Thermal Solution
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835203006
($77.99)

CPU Fan Choice 2: CORSAIR Hydro Series H80 High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=35-181-016&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&Pagesize=10&PurchaseMark=&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&VendorMark=&IsFeedbackTab=true&Page=2#scrollFullInfo
($98.99)

RAM (Memory): G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231568
($84.99)

Graphics/Video Card:
NOTE: I am having trouble on deciding which I should get. I'm kind of leaning towards the Radeon HD 7870 from XFX.

Graphics card CHOICE 1: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130809&nm_mc=KNC-GoogleAdwords&cm_mmc=KNC-GoogleAdwords-_-pla-_-NA-_-NA
($299.99)

Graphics card CHOICE 2: XFX Radeon HD 7870 GHZ Edition 2GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150605
($249.99)

Graphics card CHOICE 3: HIS Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161411
($214.99)

Hard Drive Disk: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200 RPM HDD SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148840
($69.99)

Or, should I get a Hybrid SSD/HDD?

Hard Drive Disk CHOICE 2: Seagate Momentus 750GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s Solid State Hybrid Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148940
($139.99)

Hard Drive Disk CHOICE 3: Western Digital WD Blue SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136767
($81.99)
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Now I'm not sure what Power Supply I should get yet, (600 or 750W is sufficient imo) but I'd like your recommendations.
Can you guys recommend me a good Desktop CASE and a good POWER SUPPLY for this?
Which Graphics Card should I get? I am sticking with the Processor, Ram, and CPU Fan for sure.
Which HDD should I get?

I also need a CD/DVD-ROM Drive, can anyone recommend me one?

I will probably build this in 1-3 years, and this will be used for gaming (games like Battlefield 3, Counter Strike Source, etc), programming, and testing in VMWare.
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  1. Gpu: xfx 7870 psu: corsair tx 650 hdd: western dogital 1tb 7200rpm blue or black
  2. hbeduryan818 said:
    Gpu: xfx 7870 psu: corsair tx 650 hdd: western dogital 1tb 7200rpm blue or black


    do you mean Seagate 1TB 7200 RPM?
  3. Nah, he means Western Digital 1TB Blue or Black. Not green, green = bad.
  4. Seagate is horrible based on personal experience
  5. hbeduryan818 said:
    Seagate is horrible based on personal experience


    alright, I picked a WD drive (1TB Blue)

    Can you recommend me a DVD/CD-ROM Disk Drive?
  6. iCanC++ said:
    alright, I picked a WD drive (1TB Blue)

    Can you recommend me a DVD/CD-ROM Disk Drive?


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151256
  7. ARE YOU KIDDING?

    Build in 1-3 years?

    In one year things will be different. In 3 years, the above components won't even be for sale. You are wasting your time. Computers change rapidly over time. Come back when you are ready to buy.
  8. babernet_1 said:
    ARE YOU KIDDING?

    Build in 1-3 years?

    In one year things will be different. In 3 years, the above components won't even be for sale. You are wasting your time. Computers change rapidly over time. Come back when you are ready to buy.


    Thank you for the rude and useless response, but Newegg isn't the only site that sells these parts. I can find these parts in the future.
  9. iCanC++ said:
    I can find these parts in the future.


    Correcting your error is not rude.

    The best CPU for the money two years ago (Sept 2010) was the i5-750. Why would anyone buy one today?

    The best GPU for the money in Nov 2010 was either the 6870 or the GTX 470. Neither card would be a good buy today.

    No HDD you can buy today will be relevant in 2 years.

    Waste your time all you like, but don't waste the time of others by asking for advice on some mythical computer. Dozens of new people come here daily looking for help on real builds and advisers are at a premium.
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