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First chance at building a gaming computer for about $1000

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December 26, 2012 12:53:29 PM

Here's my first attempt at building a new computer to hopefully last me a few years with games but at least be able to play the games currently at decent settings. (Far Cry 3, Skyrim)

I was hoping to be around $1000, but my current build is a little higher.

If you guys could let me know if the prices are okay, everything will fit together, and any changes to make things a little cheaper or improve things please let me know! Any help would be appreciated!

PSU: Corsair TX750 V2 750W ATX 12V Single Rail 60A 24PIN ATX Power Supply Active PFC 80PLUS Bronze $90

GPU: Galaxy GeForce GTX 670 GC 1006MHZ 2GB 3004MHZ GDDR5 SLI 2xDVI HDMI DisplayPort PCI-E DX11 Video Card $330

RAM: Corsair XMS3 CMX16GX3M2A1600C11 16GB 2X8GB DDR3-1600 CL11-11-11-30 1.5V Dual Channel Memory Kit $60

Motherboard/CPU combo: NCIX Bundle Deal AMD Bulldozer FX-8150 8 Core Processor & ASRock 970 EXTREME3 ATX Motherboard $220

Cooling: Antec Kuhler H2O 920 Liquid CPU Cooling System LGA1155/1156/1366 AM2/AM3/AM3/FM1+ 2400RPM $75

HDD: Seagate Constellation CS 2TB 7200RPM SATA 6GB/S 64MB Cache 3.5in Internal Hard Drive $110

Case: Corsair Carbide Series 500R Mid-Tower Gaming Case ATX 4X5.25 6X3.5INT USB 1394 No PS White $100

SSD: Corsair Force 3 Series 180GB 2.5in SATA3 6GB/S SandForce SF-2200 Solid State Disk Flash Drive SSD $145

Thanks for any help you can give to a newb of computer building!

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December 26, 2012 8:47:50 PM

I would get rid of the 8120, and get a 3570k or an 8320. Then only get 8gb ram. Only get a 600w psu. Then get a cheaper air cooler. Also, get a 7970.