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What do you think? First time build

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January 7, 2013 11:20:27 PM

Looking at buying these parts over the next month. I've already got a CPU Cooler, OS as well as a power source. My monitor is 1680x1080 but I would like to upgrade to 1980x1050 shortly after building this pc. I would like to have the option to overclock as well as run SLI/Crossfire in the future even though I will not be doing so initially. My budget is under $800.

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CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($127.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.79 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($51.52 @ NCIX US) (Really stuck on this case for some reason)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $740.26
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-07 20:15 EST-0500)

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January 7, 2013 11:36:52 PM

1. Do you live near a Microcenter because that 3570k is in-store pickup only? Expect to pay at least $219 ($204.99 @ Newegg with mail-in rebate)

2. What exact PSU do you have (you would be putting your PC at risk if its an unreliable PSU)?
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January 8, 2013 12:03:48 AM

Microcenter is about 60 miles away, I doubt I'll do the pickup only. I actually just found out that it was 169.99 there when I pasted it to this thread haha. I have an ABS Tagan BZ Series BZ700 700W ATX12V
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