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    Final build, anything I should know?

    So, this is the final build i came up with.

    pcpartpicker.com/p/oMco

    (sorry, can't post links)

    Basically I am wondering if I am going to have everything I need to put it together or should I be looking into buying some cables or specialized screwdrivers/tools. Also, if there is anything I should know before I open packages? Is there anything I can switch out that will give me a sizable performance increase in a similar price range? Basically, this is the first computer I am building myself, any advice would be wonderful. Thanks again to anybody who helps me with this, and a BIG thanks to the couple people who gave me input in my first build thread. I tried to take some of your advice into account with my build.

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    cpu cooler : switch to noctua dh-14 (double radiator small price extra)
    gpu :Asus GTX670-DC2-2GD5 (better clocked and better cooled for the price atm)
    OS: get W8 64bit OEM (saves you $20)
    optionally you could change the HDD to a WD caviar green if just for storage purpose.

    overall pretty solid build already just few tweaks would get the most out of it.

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    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Thermalright Silver Arrow CPU Cooler ($69.70 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($104.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($42.28 @ CompUSA)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($93.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($158.39 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($119.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts Platinum 550W 80 PLUS Platinum Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($115.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Keyboard: Corsair Vengeance K90 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Mouse: Razer Naga 2012 Wired Laser Mouse ($59.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $1526.25
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-24 18:28 EST-0500)

    1. i5-3570k performs the same as i7-3770k in games
    2. The motherboard doesn't OC very well, Extreme4 does it better and is more performance=/=money
    3. You don't need 16GB of RAM, 8GB is more than enough for gaming
    4. Samsung 840 series 250GB is cheaper
    5. You don't want a stock cooler on the 670, it's worth going for an aftermarket cooler when it comes to GPU's because it reduces noise level by a large amount
    6. Chose a better constructed case
    7. The build only draws 441w, chose a 550w 80+ platinum PSU
    8. Corsair's got some issues with their keyboards & mice, Razer's got some BIG issues with their peripherals regarding durability, but it's your call.
    i5-4670k 4.2GHz | AMD R9 280x | 16GB Kingston HyperX | 256GB 840 EVO | Corsair H100i | Noctua IndustialPPC
    ASUS PB298Q 4K | 2x QNIX QH2710 | CM Storm Rapid w/ Reds | Steelseries Rival | Schiit Stack w/ BeyerDynamic DT 990

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    What kind of audio system you got?Throwing in a sound card would not hurt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alda View Post
    Basically I am wondering if I am going to have everything I need to put it together or should I be looking into buying some cables or specialized screwdrivers/tools.
    The only tool you need to assemble a computer is a screwdriver.

    Unless you want i7, I'd swap your CPU to a 3570K.

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    Quote Originally Posted by apepi View Post
    What kind of audio system you got?Throwing in a sound card would not hurt.
    It doesn't benefit you either, since the onboard is more than enough for gaming.
    i5-4670k 4.2GHz | AMD R9 280x | 16GB Kingston HyperX | 256GB 840 EVO | Corsair H100i | Noctua IndustialPPC
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