First ever build please review thanks

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Part List Is Compatible: No issues/incompatibilities found.Estimated Wattage: 510W
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Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $329.99 -$20.00 FREE $309.99 Newegg Buy
$20 promotional gift card w/ purchase, ends 2/3
CPU Cooler

Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $33.16 FREE $33.16 Amazon Buy

Asus Maximus V Formula EATX LGA1155 Motherboard $269.99 FREE $269.99 Newegg Buy

Crucial Ballistix sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $83.72 FREE $83.72 Amazon Buy

Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $73.49 $73.49 Outlet PC Buy

Samsung 830 Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk $204.99 FREE $204.99 Newegg Buy
Video Card Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card $439.99 -$20.00 $4.99 $424.98 Newegg Buy
$20.00 mail-in rebate
Sound Card

Asus Xonar DGX 24-bit 96 KHz Sound Card $39.98 $39.98 Outlet PC Buy

Cooler Master HAF X ATX Full Tower Case $189.99 -$20.00 FREE $169.99 Newegg Buy
$20.00 mail-in rebate
Power Supply

EVGA SuperNOVA 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply $139.99 -$10.00 $129.99 Microcenter Buy
$10.00 mail-in rebate
Optical Drive

Pioneer BDR-207MBK Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer $79.99 FREE $79.99 Newegg Buy
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $89.98 $89.98 Outlet PC Buy
Base Total: $1975.26
Promo Discounts: -$20.00
Mail-in Rebates: -$50.00
Shipping: $4.99
Total: $1910.25
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  1. you could trim hundreds of dollars and have the exact same performance
  2. Where could save money and see same results
  3. Let me ask you a few questions if I may?

    What kind of games do you play?
    You are buying a sound card are you doing so for software surround or just a overall stronger sound experience?
    Do you do any rendering?
    Do you plan on overclocking?
    I see you have a blu ray drive do you intend on watching blu rays? Do you have playback software for it?
  4. I play graphical games bf3 crysis2 the new tomb raider far cry3 black ops etc
    I dont do rendering will oc later on
    Want better sound for surround sound gaming
    I only watch blu rays as i have a huge collection
  5. slim976 said:
    Where could save money and see same results

    If you are gaming use the 3570K .. Save $110

    no game can use even 2 x4 gig of RAM . Save $36

    The motherboard is an e-ATX model that you definitely dont need for one graphics card . Save $130 and have the same performance

    The mb has a sound system thats better than that sound card . Save $40

    The case is huge and expensive . Good competent cases are available for .... SAVE $100 +

    You need a good quality 500 watt psu . Save $90

    Total save $506 , and you lose ZERO performance
  6. Okay thank you for answering my questions. Based on what you have answered I have composed a possible build for you. I changed your processor down to a i5 because the i7 as it may be good for gaming is more catered to those who do editing and rendering. Also, I went with a cheaper motherboard as you really do not need a ROG board with what you are doing. I went with a stronger cooler which should present really cool temperatures as well as headroom with your ivy bridge chip. I also changed your SSD to the 840 pro as the 830 is a previous gen ssd and was around the same price as the one you had listed above. Also, I have changed your ram to 8 gigabytes you can always expand later but 8 gigabytes is more then sufficient for what you are doing. I included a sound card I have one as well I feel I get richer sound from it if you insist on having one ASUS does a great job with there sound cards. Also I went ahead and changed your power supply as well as you do not need a 750 watt power supply a 650 watt power supply should be sufficient enough for what you are doing. Overall I feel you will be happier with a build like this.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($80.73 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Microcenter)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($73.49 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($226.99 @ Mac Mall)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($379.99 @ Newegg)
    Sound Card: Asus Xonar DX 24-bit 192 KHz Sound Card ($80.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF X ATX Full Tower Case ($169.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($85.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Optical Drive: Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1528.11
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-02 23:14 EST-0500)
  7. Also, for blu ray content I would suggest picking up powerdvd as it seems to be the best blu ray playback software out there I use it and absolutely love it! Also you should have no problem playing the games you listed above.
  8. looks good except getting an i5 will save u money. getting the muskin chronos deluxe instead would be a better ssd,

    xfx 850watt silver 80+ modular ps would be better for that price range.

    getting a xtreme 4 from asrock would be just as good and half price.
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