Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
Item #: N82E16819116504
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COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible with Intel ...
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OCZ Vertex 3 Series - MAX IOPS Edition VTX3MI-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
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1. IMO the liquid cooling is overpriced when the 212 does just fine.
2. The gpu is really a 7950 LE...it can hang with the big boys of cards but cost much less. It comes with 2 games and you can sell em if you like to get the h2o cooler you want later.
3. The hard drive and case get scaled back to make room for the SSD.
4. The ram is overkill but does not cost extra with this build as u get an 8 gig stick free but pay for the other one...so might as well go 16 gigs.
If you could live without the SSD and a aftermarket cooler for now you could get in range of a gtx 670 but it may not feel all that balanced. You could also shave of some from the motherboard and not feel too much of a compromise.
If you live my a microcenter then yes this build is not bad at all. But most times the cpus they well at that low price are in store only.
I do like the SSD and cut down on the mobo and hard drive to get there. Again the price jump from the gpu I listed and the one you have may not be worth the cost: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/tahiti-le-7870-7930...