Gaming Rig Update

Alright so I got some advice on my build earlier on the forums and this is my updated build. Let me know what you guys think :) And I was also wondering if 8gig of ram is enough for running a few programs in the background while gaming. Such as camtasia (for recording), skype, and youtube. Possibly on a couple of monitors.


Disk Drive:
LG 24X DVD Burner - Bare Drive Black SATA Model GH24NS95 - OEM

HDD:
Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Wireless Adapter:
TP-LINK TL-WDN4800 Dual Band Wireless N900 PCI Express Adapter, 2.4GHz 450Mbps/5GHz 450Mbps, IEEE 802.1a/b/g/n, WEP/WPA/WPA2

Video Card:
XFX Double D FX-785A-CDFC Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

Power Supply:
CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

RAM:
Team 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model TED38192M1600HC11DC

Motherboard:
ASRock B75 PRO3 LGA 1155 Intel B75 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard


CPU:
Intel Core i5-3470 Ivy Bridge 3.2GHz (3.6GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2500

Case:
ZALMAN Z9 Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
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  1. Change the board for a h77 one : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157303
    If possible get the 7870 tahiti le : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131484&Tpk=7870%20le

    It's a bit more, but it's worth the extra that you'll pay for it.
  2. Pretty nice. No problems.

    I would just change your Seagate to a WD drive blue because if it hasn't changed WD has a longer warranty period than seagate. Of course, it's still a great drive.

    XFX is one of those companies that has a very hard time to RMA to. I would suggest getting the MSI Twin Frozr Series of the 7850.
  3. What about this video card? Its a little bit more, but it could be worth it?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130844
  4. No, that's a 660 non ti, the 7870 tahiti le comes with better games and it outperforms it by a significant margin, and it's cheaper.
  5. Okay. Will that 500 watt power supply work with that?
  6. Yes, it will do.
  7. Great. This all comes out to around 800 bucks. :)
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