Is this Build good?

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CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3V Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.48 @ Amazon)
Storage: Hitachi 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: OCZ Agility 3 60GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($496.48 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Lian-Li PC-A05FNB ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS72 DVD/CD Writer ($18.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Acer B233HL Jbmdh 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($166.89 @ Amazon)
Total: $1196.76
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-14 06:48 EST-0500)
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  1. Anyone?
  2. Yeah, really good gaming build, i don't know about your budget but for me, i'll take the 3570k and a z77 mobo to overclock it and cheap out the GPU for a 7950 to get about the same final price (however if you can afford a 150$ more keep the 7970)
  3. Thanks for the reply! Actually the 3570K costs about 20-30Dollars more!
  4. Hello?
  5. yes. That is a good build, if you want to spend a bit extra and go for the 3570K that would also be worth it. The power supply is sufficient for what you have there as well, it wouldn't be enough if you plan to use a crossfire setup later however. The mobo won't really support a crossfire setup anyways though...

    The 7970 card you have selected, seems a bit expensive though.. http://ncix.com/products/?sku=67172&vpn=FX797ATDFC&manufacture=XFX&promoid=1139
    or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125413
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