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    First time building, would appreciate any feedback!

    As title says, I'd like any feedback or criticism and am open to suggestions in changes and modifications. Not totally confident in my knowledge of parts.

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/uqF6

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G43 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($94.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: G.Skill Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($38.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Intel 520 Series Cherryville 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($194.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $711.92

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    There are some things I can recommend.
    1) Get faster memory. You can get 8 GB of 1600 for the same price, or maybe even less, depending on what brand you go with.
    2) The power supply you have only has 1 6+2 PCI-E connector, and the 7870 requires 2 6 PCI-E connectors. You can get a molex adapter (can't remember if it comes with it because I have that same exact PSU), but you'll get better performance if you don't have to use an adapter. You can either get a better PSU with 2 6 pin or 2 6+2 pin connectors with better wattage (especially if you want to overclock) or go down to the 7850, which only requires one connector. I'd still recommend getting more wattage either way.
    3) Don't forget an OS. You may already have one, but some people completely forget it, and then that adds $70+ to the price.

    Also note the price went up $30 since you made it.
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    Thanks for all your recommendations. I went ahead and upgraded my RAM to this: http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=442...ture=G%2ESkill

    But I'm still a bit confused about the PSU. Would this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...D=3938566&SID= work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Venndiagram View Post
    Thanks for all your recommendations. I went ahead and upgraded my RAM to this: http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=442...ture=G%2ESkill

    But I'm still a bit confused about the PSU. Would this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...D=3938566&SID= work?
    Yep, it has 1 6 pin connector and 1 6+2 pin connector, so it'll work with your GPU.

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    Although I believe that We never killed osama and OBAMA just used it as propaganda to win a election cause Osama's was probably dead for years I Usually am not gullible.

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    I think newegg has the corsair cx500 for 29.99 after MIR, which would probably be a better choice.

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