Possible gaming pc build

Hello,
I'm looking to build a gaming PC and need some advice on the products I'm looking at. This build is by no means a high end build!!! I'm just looking for something that will play any game I want and not break the bank. Any help and tips would be much appreciated
specs:

Intel Core i5-3350P Ivy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.3GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 69W Quad-Core Desktop Processor

MSI Z77A-G45 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power Plus RS700-PCAAE3-US 700W ATX 12V v2.3 Active PFC Power Supply

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600

Western Digital WD Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

CORSAIR Hydro Series H80 (CWCH80) High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler

SAPPHIRE 100355-1GOCL Radeon HD 7850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16

COUGAR Solution Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

*I'm not sure what optical drive to get but I know I want one.

things I already have: monitor, mouse, keyboard, and OS
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  1. budget?
  2. You can drop the water cooler, the CPU isn't overclockable and the stock intel coolers are fine for chips at default speeds.

    If you want to add a second 7850 down the road, the PSU is fine. If you want to stick with one card, 700w is overkill. 500w is more than you'll ever need for a single GPU system, especially with a 7850.

    at stock speeds, your system as built will draw ~275w under *max* load.

    good luck!
  3. thanks, I wasn't sure about the stock cooler, I'm probably going to drop the h-80 and add another 7850 after what you told me :D
  4. blake1243 said:
    budget?

    under 1000$
  5. quilciri said:
    You can drop the water cooler, the CPU isn't overclockable and the stock intel coolers are fine for chips at default speeds.

    If you want to add a second 7850 down the road, the PSU is fine. If you want to stick with one card, 700w is overkill. 500w is more than you'll ever need for a single GPU system, especially with a 7850.

    at stock speeds, your system as built will draw ~275w under *max* load.

    good luck!


    It can be OCed
    http://www.pcper.com/reviews/Processors/Intel-Core-i5-3350P-Ivy-Bridge-Processor-Review-No-Integrated-Graphics/Overclocki

    (just found this out I was wondering what the 'P' meant lol)
  6. Emelth said:

    I know the k series are easy to overclock, is this p series any different?
  7. Wish I could answer that for you but like i said in my other post I was wondering what the 'P' meant so did some research. I've never used so i wont be able to tell you but should be easy if look up how to properly do it
  8. Fits nicely for under $1000 and you could CrossFire later on down the road (hence the 750W PSU)

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($144.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($94.99 @ Microcenter)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($74.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($18.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $942.89
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-31 23:33 EST-0500)
  9. holy crap $169 for 3570k good find but thats for only in store pickup

    edited: hopefully he has one close to him
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