alright, first attempt at a gaming build, i don't want to spend too much blah blah

can anybody just have a quick look over and tell me if i'm spending too much money in one area and not enough in another?

CPU Intel Core i5 3570K $229
CPU COOLER CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler $31
MEMORY Corsair Vengeance Red 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 2133 MHz $65
GRAPHICS VTX3D Radeon HD7950 X-Edition Boost 3GB $300
CASE CoolerMaster Centurion 5 II Black $65
PSU CoolerMaster GX 650W PSU $95
STORAGE Samsung 840 250GB $200
OS Windows 7 Premium, Service Pack 1, 64-bit $99


any help will be much appreciated
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  1. nice title mate, but caps dont attract attention anymore :P Your mobo is a bit overpriced, but
    Nice build, but i think you can do better for nearly 1500 bucks, and there is no need for that bloody 2133 RAM!!!
    Dual 7870s, 3570k, nice Crucial m4 256GB, 750W XFX PSU, Win7 HP,
  2. You should save some money on that motherboard.. that one is overpriced compared for the rest of your build.. You could also save some money on the RAM... 2133Mhz isn't worth it.. You won't notice a thing

    With that money you could upgrade your CPU to perhaps an i7 ivy-bridge, or you could upgrade your GPU to 7970?
  3. plus save money on the RAM get DDR3 1600 and make sure its 1.5V

    Get a 550W PSU if you dont plan to CF/SLI, if you do take it up to 750W.

    Get an ASrock Extreme4 MoBo

    used the extra money you get from reducing the other crap and get a better GPU
  4. You should check the length of that video card. Some of the longer cards will not fit in that case.
  5. get the 7970 and for gods sake lose the wayy overpriced mobo and get an Asus Z77-V for $170, and drop the 2133 RAM!
  6. get any good case you like

    PCPartPicker part list:
    Price breakdown by merchant:

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ B&H)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($449.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master CM 690 II (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($67.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($98.39 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($24.98 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $1295.25
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-29 17:08 EST-0500)

    edit: i just made a few changes to angaddev's build with what everyone said.
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