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I just wanted to see if this looks like it would be a good build, thanks for the input!

CPU Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $223.79 FREE $223.79 Amazon

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CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $32.98 FREE $32.98 Amazon

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Motherboard ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard $124.99 FREE $124.99 Amazon

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Memory A-Data Premier Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1333 Memory $74.99 FREE $74.99 Amazon

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Storage Western Digital RE4 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $106.90 FREE $106.90 Amazon

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Crucial M4 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk $77.99 $2.52 $80.51 SuperBiiz

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Video Card Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card $299.99 -$20.00 FREE $279.99 Newegg

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Sound Card Asus Xonar DG 24-bit 96 KHz Sound Card $29.24 FREE $29.24 Amazon

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Wired Network Adapter TRENDnet TEG-PCITXR 10/100/1000 Mbps PCI Network Adapter $12.98 $12.98 Outlet PC

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Case Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case $74.99 -$10.00 $64.99 Microcenter

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Power Supply SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply $78.99 $7.99 $86.98 SuperBiiz

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Optical Drive Lite-On IHAS324-98 DVD/CD Writer $24.98 $24.98 Outlet PC

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Operating System Microsoft Windows 8 Professional Full (64-bit) $139.99 FREE $139.99 Newegg

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Monitor HP LV2311 60Hz 23.0" Monitor $119.99 FREE $119.99 Newegg

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  1. What will this be for? Some odd choices.

    I'll assume this is for gaming, you don't need 16 GB worth of RAM and it is recommended you get 1600 RAM. The jump is significant from 1333 but anything higher is not worth it.

    PERSONALLY, I'd say 64GB SSD is too restrictive, again, opinion.

    I don't see the purpose of a sound card unless you are an audiophile with decent audio hardware.

    Unless you plan to utilize features on Windows 8 Pro, I'd recommend its home edition.

    With all these savings, I'd probably get a larger SSD or upgrade that GPU to a 7970 GE.
  2. what's you're intended usage? because as a PC solely for gaming, assuming that it is, not a lot of good choices;

    2x4gb DDR-1600 is enough for gaming alone. if you're doing anything more demanding than that (Photoshop, video editing, etc.), then feel free to go on with it.

    stick with a seagate barracuda. WDs RE series are for NAS if i recall correctly.

    no need to buy a wired network adapter. ditto to the sound card as well. onboard does the job just as well for most people.

    you should've save up a bit there to afford a 120GB SSD now. 64gb is kinda pushing it as a boot drive alone. 120GB should allow you to install a game or two.

    stick with an OEM of regular W8.

    if you got cash left, allocate that to a 7970 Ghz, or a 670 if there's enough. you can also go for a 7870XT if you're looking to save up instead; performs close to a 7950 for a good deal less. OC it, and it beats the 7950 at stock.
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