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My first Gaming Build, Need advice

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January 25, 2013 9:08:56 AM

Looking to build a rig that can play just about any game on high settings with ease. I'm trying to keep the build in the $800-$900 range (will be buying parts as they go on sale to do so)

Here is my build, any recommendations are greatly appreciated! Also is everything I have compatible?

Case-COOLER MASTER Storm Scout ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

MOBO-MSI Z77A-GD55 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS (is this overkill? Was thinking of possibly goind down to the MSI Z77A-G43 to save $$$, What do you think?)

CPU-Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2500

Graphics Card- SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card OverClocked Version

SSD- SAMSUNG 840 Series 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (for operating system and some games)

Hard Drive- Western Digital WD Blue 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal

The Case comes with a front, rear, and top fan and the CPU comes with Heatsink and a fan... Will it be necessary to run anymore??

Also what would be a good power Supply for this build?

All help appreciated

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January 25, 2013 9:16:44 AM

A little over budget but for that you get a decent aftermarket cooler to oc with, a better SSD and much better GPU.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G41 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($79.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.50 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($112.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($294.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($67.41 @ Mac Connection)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $974.78
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-25 06:15 EST-0500)