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December 30, 2012 3:04:44 AM

The parts are on the way so to late to change anything now, but i would love some feedback on my build (good or dad).

I know the i7 is overkill but i got it for $224.00 new! so i though what the hell.

I know i could have payed less for a CPU cooler that would have worked just as well but aesthetics (red LED) factored into my choice. As it did in my choice of the case.

I do plan to Crossfire the 7970 down the road. That being the case i would like to have gone with a little higher wattage PCU but could not fined one in my price range that i liked. Though at a power requirement of, give or take, 700W with Crossfire, i think 850w should give me enough head room.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/uVzW

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($224.00)

CPU Cooler: Zalman CNPS9900MAX-R CPU Cooler ($39.90 @ Newegg)

Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme6 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($144.99 @ Amazon)

Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($40.76 @ Amazon)

Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)

Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($91.78 @ eCost)

Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Amazon)

Case: Zalman Z11 Plus HF1 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)

Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($119.99 @ NCIX US)

Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB/RSBS DVD/CD Writer ($20.99 @ Amazon)

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)

Keyboard: Thermaltake eSPORTS Challenger Pro Wired Gaming Keyboard ($63.99 @ SuperBiiz)

Mouse: Thermaltake MO-BLK002DT Wired Laser Mouse ($34.99 @ Amazon)

Total: $1387.32
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)


Thank you all for the feedback!

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December 30, 2012 4:57:34 AM

Should be killer, man, enjoy!

I don't see anything I'd change other than if it were my money, some parts might be a bit overkill. but all high quality stuff that should make you happy.
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December 30, 2012 5:08:17 AM

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