I need to know as I am buying it very soon!!!

Ok hey guys, I am about to build my first gaming rig and need to know if all these parts will work together and run smoothly all on a 1900x1080p monitor
(Also will it run pretty much all games at maxed out [besides metro 2033] and if there are any minor changes that would effect the build in the same price range to make the build better maybe 20-30 dollars max)

Here's the list:

PSU: Corsair GS-700 V2

Motherboard: ASRock H77-PRO4-MVP

GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD7950 3GB Boost

Monitor: Samsung S24B300H 24in Widescreen LED

Optical drive: Pioneer DVR-220LBKS Black 24xDVDRW

RAM: Kingston HyperX KHX1600C9D3K2/8GX (2x4GB) DDR3

HDD: Western Digital WD Blue 500GB

System cooling: Xigmatek XLF-F1256 120mm LED Fan

Case: CoolerMaster Elite 430 Black with window

CPU: Intel Core i5 3470

SSD: Samsung 830 Series 128GB SSD Retail Box
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  1. Looks good possibly may need a 100W greater supply not saying the one you looking at isn't enough, but my 7970 requires at least 750W as a bit of a rule of thumb always go with more power than less.
  2. tone down your PSU to a 600-650W, which is more than sufficient unless you plan to run the card in CF.

    grabbing a PSU with more power than you need is NOT a good rule of thumb. higher power = higher required load to run at 80+ efficiency. without said efficiency, you're paying out more for your electricity bills in the long run
  3. do you have AC5 ? Arctic Silver 5? Good/essential foryour build kit. Otherwise sounds great.

    edit: while I couldn't care less about power (ironic looking at PSU's from 5 years ago) I think you are fine as is. Enough to run it all, enough to expand, enough to reuse on a future build.
  4. Swap the RAM away from Kingston, the majority of their kits run at 1.65v which is bad for Intel systems. Get a good quality 1.5v 1600Mhz CL9 kit from Corsair or G.Skill, I advise the G.Skill Ares.

    Other than that, the build looks good. Could even downgrade to 550W and still be fine, you aren't going to be Crossfir'ing on that board anyway.
  5. Ok cool thanks guys, but can you suggest a good mobo for CF?

  6. If you want to Crossfire/SLI, you will need to move to the Z77 platform, as I dont know of any H77 boards that can do it properly.

    These are all pretty good mobo's that support Crossfire/SLI.
    AsRock Z77 Extreme4
    Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H
    ASUS P8Z77-V LK
  7. If you are going for cross fire you'll require a bigger psu.
    meanwhile someone suggest to grab it bigger and someone smaller... keep your 700, you'll probably install extra disks or fans and it will be in his 84%efficiency
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