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Compatibility check

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January 12, 2013 6:06:32 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: NOW


Budget Range:1000$

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming
Are you buying a monitor: No


Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

Location: City, State/Region, Country - IL


Overclocking: Yes


SLI or Crossfire: Maybe


Your Monitor Resolution: 1080p

Additional Comments: I already got some good advice on this forum and tweaked my build accordingly. Now I really just want to be 100% sure everything is compatible, all the parts will fit in the case (mobo, psu, gpu...), and if there are any minor changes that will decrease price/increase performance.
P.S.(I already have a mouse and monitor)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($127.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Low Voltage Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($48.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($279.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Keyboard: Lite-On SK-1788/BS Wired Standard Keyboard ($13.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1010.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-12 14:19 EST-0500)

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Have a crappy laptop.
Thanks,
Jake

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January 12, 2013 6:11:29 PM

You will need an aftermarket cooler(if you don't have one) if you want to do some oc, the stock will do, but it's recommended some thing cheap like the usual recommended air cooler hyper 212 evo.
There's cheaper cases out there, but if you like that case, why not...
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