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My first gaming rig, what do you think?

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December 3, 2012 9:21:28 AM


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CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($32.45 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($152.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($379.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master CM 690 II (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($78.19 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Cooler Master Silent Pro M 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1104.44
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-03 06:20 EST-0500)

Any ideas?

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December 3, 2012 9:40:56 AM

I agree with everything manofchalk said. I have the extreme 4 and it works well. If you live by Microcenter they give you $50 off a z77 mobo with a 3570k.
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December 4, 2012 3:11:11 AM

Oops, linked to the Corsair twice. I guess you found it well enough if you know its out of stock.
Other good options are the ASUS P8Z77-V LK, Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H. Though all these boards seem to have risen a bit since Black Friday, above pre-sale prices.