Build Ready - Please look over and offer advice, thanks!

CPU: Intel Core i7-3820 Quad-Core 3.6

Motherboard: MSI X79A-GD45(8D) Intel X79 Chipset Quad Channel DDR3 ATX Mainboard

Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4GBx4) DDR3/1600MHz Quad Channel

Storage: Hitachi 2TB (2TBx1) SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD

Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 2GB Superclocked

Case: Azza Genesis 9000 Full Tower Gaming Case w/ 2 x 230mm fans

Power Supply: Thermaltake Smart Series 850W Plus Bronze Modular Power Supply

Other: Asetek 510LC Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan

*ok i realize the power supply is a little much at 850W and the cpu is overkill, any advice is more than welcome
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  1. Whats the purpose of the build and budget?
  2. gaming at high settings, and homework - this currently is putting me around $1250 which is ok with me
  3. Also, do you plan to overclock the cpu? (the liquid cooling kit would suggest that you do, yet a non-K cpu has very limited overclocking potential). Also, what OS are you planning to install, and how? I notice you didn't include an optical drive.
  4. wasn't going to do much overclocking, i can drop the asetek and just go with the case fans. getting windows 8, and it's just a SAMSUNG 24X DVDRW
  5. I think will be a much better build for you.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: OCZ Vector Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF XM (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($118.96 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($87.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $1182.44
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-16 23:01 EST-0500)
  6. That optical drive should work fine, unless it uses an IDE interface - the motherboard you chose has no IDE connectors.
  7. @manofchalk - that is a sexy build. is the i7 only useful when doubling video cards? for some reason i have a hard-on for the GTX680, but from what i read the 7970 is faster.

    @mauvecloud - good advice, motherboards are the most confusing part for me still
  8. The i7 is only useful when you need the extra threads, which in gaming you don't.
    If you want to stick with Nvidia, get a 670. Its 95% the performance of a 680 for $100 less, can even overclock it past 680 performance. Though yes, the 7970 will outperform the 680.
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