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Does this build work?

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/A6ay
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CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 975 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($82.18 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Kingston Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($36.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Gamma Classic (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($31.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $572.09
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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I have a few questions about this build

Am I spending any unnecessary money? This is a bit over budget so I don't want to make a stupid purchase.
Will this be able to overclock and/or crossfire fine?
Will this be able to handle extremely graphic intensive games at the very least on medium?
Are there any changes I should make to better the computer?

Thanks for replies in advance, you all on this forum are so helpful. :)
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  1. Best answer
    your build looks good ur parts are balanced
    yes you can overclock just make sure the cpu is black series as those have unlocked multiplayers for overclocking
    you will be able to play allg ames on high or mid-high settings depending on the resolution
    i would not change anything...ur just missing windows oem copy for $100 lol
  2. Best answer selected by LoudAndProud.
  3. I believe it is not the black series. Would it be beneficial to me to drop the cpu cooler and get the amd phenom II x4 965 black series which would come stock with a cooler?
  4. Looks good. cheap and balance.
  5. Loudandproud said:
    I believe it is not the black series. Would it be beneficial to me to drop the cpu cooler and get the amd phenom II x4 965 black series which would come stock with a cooler?


    I would go for it. You can always update it later in the future.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103727&Tpk=amd%20phenom%20II%20x4%20965%20black%20series
  6. The 975 is unlocked.
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