My new custom pc

I was wondering if this all formed together well.

Proccessor: i7 3770k
Graphics: msi gtx 680 Lightning
MOBO: Msi z77A-gd65
ram: G.skill sniper 8 gb
Case: NZXT phantom full tower atx
128gb SSD Samsung 830
CPU cooler: ZALMAN CNPS9500A-LED 92mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler
corsair 750W PSU
and some random thermal paste
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  1. looks good to me. Dont use random thermal paste though. Get something like Artic cooling mx-2. Only $6 for 2 tubes w/ fs

    it will lower temps by a few degrees.

    However if you are only using this for gaming, get the i5 3570k. Almost the same performance for a lot less.
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  3. if this is for gaming (im assuming it is, seeing a gtx680), you can swap the i7 for an i5-3570k. the i7 doesn't perform any better in gaming, and the i5 will OC well. with the difference in price, you could get a larger SSD, if needed.
  4. I'd get a 7970 with free games instead of a 680. If you plan to do a lot of BF3, it apparently does do well with a 3770K (but it's a minority - if there's a desire to save a little money agree with 3570K).
  5. Thank you all for the replies.
    I'm just a typical hardcore gamer, running a 2 ms 1080p 24" monitor.
    I read a lot into the i5, but the reason i wanted a i7 is because in the future, I could imagine myself making videos running streams on dual monitors, and I just wanted an i7 to basically "future proof" my first custom built pc.

    Maybe in a couple of months i could imagine myself running dual gpu's and maybe even dual monitors.

    Other info i forgot to put in. Windows 7 Pro
    I might be overclocking once i learn how to, (my last pc was a cheap laptop running all my favorite games (Farcry 3, starcraft 2, dota 2, etc on extreme low).
  6. bump
  7. There's no such thing as future proofing, and even if you're doing all that, the i5 will be MORE than enough.

    I recommend going with a 670. The 680 is $100 more and only 5% better - dual 670s will max out basically any game on THREE monitors. A single one will be more than plenty for your monitor.
  8. Fine... Ill get the i5 I just don't understand going for a lower end cpu when 100$ doesn't make a difference in my budget.
  9. Best answer
    If you have the $100 with no other use for it (and you don't want to send it to me) then go ahead with the 3770K :) If it makes you happy then it's worth it.
  10. Best answer selected by elephat.
  11. ok (: thank you all.
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