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Help a noob with HAF xb build

Last response: in Systems
March 18, 2013 4:39:18 PM

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CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($62.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($305.66 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF XB (Black) ATX Desktop Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Cooler Master SickleFlow 69.7 CFM 120mm Fan ($7.98 @ Outlet PC)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.96 @ Amazon)
Total: $977.53
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-18 19:35 EDT-0400)

Any suggestions? I'm really trying to stick to a $1,000 limit

I'm not really sure about the motherboard or powersupply

And I'm not sure about the graphics card since it is a pretty small case I'm worried about heat. I will mainly use it for games like Battlefield 3, Crysis, Bioshock which is the reason I picked the 7950 over a 660ti since it came with Crysis and Bioshock for free. This is my first post so I'm open to suggestions. kthx

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March 18, 2013 6:50:40 PM

With the 7950 its simply a better option it's more than powerful enough to run every game on max setting 1080p 60fps, plus you get more than just bioshock and crysis, you also get tomb raider (everyone forgets about that one for some reason D:) .

Also in the end your pc is perfect you really do not need anything better than that.