Would this be a good gaming build?

Hello,
- AMD FX 8350 4.0ghz Stock Heatsink
- ASUS Crosshair V Formula - Z
- Corsair Vengeance 8gb 2133Mhz
- ASUS HD 7870 DirectCu ii 2gb GDDR5
- OCZ 750w Fatal1ty Series Power Supply
- Western Digital 500gb Caviar Green
- Lite-On 24x Internal Drive DVD /-RW
All in a Saturn Midi ATX Gaming Case....
Would this be a good setup or is there anything you would change?
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  1. That will game really well

    if you will only use one graphics card then you could use a lower wattage psu . 550 watts would be plenty
    I like the Gigabyte windforce 7870 more . It runs cooler than the ASUS and is quieter , but the ASUS is also a quality unit

    Dont listen to the intel fanboys who will be telling you you buy an i5
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eu8Sekdb-IE&list=UUNovoA9w0KnxyDP5bGrOYzg&index=19
  2. You have to understand that the i5-3570k is the best gaming CPU right now.

    Still the 8350 ain't no slouch.
  3. cutebeans said:
    You have to understand that the i5-3570k is the best gaming CPU right now.

    Still the 8350 ain't no slouch.

    What he said. Just get whichever you can afford.
  4. Something like this would be cheaper and AFAIK better or similar perf unless you were planing to go tri xfire/sli
    Using faster ram though dunno why you want it, 1600mhz is pretty good already
    Add the 212 EVO if OC
    Don't use a green drive
    550W PSU is enough

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($194.15 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($132.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($50.98 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.14 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($244.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($65.99 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $766.22
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-18 21:37 EST-0500)

    Cheaper AMD cpu you can OC to similar levels

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($173.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($132.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($50.98 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.14 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($244.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($65.99 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $746.05
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-18 21:41 EST-0500)

    Intel i5 3470 version that is about same price as the AMD version (can oc only to 4ghz)

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($183.79 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($127.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($50.98 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.14 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($244.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($65.99 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $750.86
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-18 21:40 EST-0500)
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