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Good Gaming Build?

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March 9, 2013 3:17:11 PM

I am looking to buy a new build, is this build good/compatible?

Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz LGA 1155 Processor
ASRock Z77 Pro4 LGA 1155 ATX Intel Motherboard
Toshiba 1TB 7,200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal H
Diablotek EVO Mid Tower ATX Computer Case
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model F3-17000CL11D-8GBXL
HIS IceQ H787Q2G2M Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

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March 9, 2013 3:50:40 PM

The quick answer: Yes everything is compatible and you should be able to max just about every game without to much of a hassle.

If you're looking to save some money i would recommend:
March 9, 2013 4:08:55 PM

That PSU is junk. Get one from Antec, XFX, Corsair, Seasonic.
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March 9, 2013 4:17:02 PM

Would be nice if you could give us a budget to see if we could make something better
March 9, 2013 4:43:17 PM

Sorry, My Budget is $800, and Theres a microcenter 20 mins away from me, so I can get stuff from there aswell.
March 9, 2013 4:52:46 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($72.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($279.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Tempest 210 ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Other: i5-3570k + ASRock Z77 Extreme4 at Microcenter ($284.98)
Total: $809.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-09 13:52 EST-0500)

You could get an aftermarket cooler later on for overclocking.