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    Need some help first time going all out with a build.

    Budget: 1500 is my limit (if you guys can swap my list out for something cheaper that's cool too)
    Resolution 1920 x 1080
    Games / Settings Desired: I play quite a few games most notably Battlefield 3 (in the best way possible)
    Any other intensive software or special things you do (Frequent video encoding, 3D modeling, etc): Strictly for gaming
    Country: Canada
    Parts that can be reused: I already have an i7 3770k which I plan to use in this
    Do you need an OS? No
    Do you need peripherals (e.g. monitor, mouse, keyboard, speakers, etc)? Not at all

    COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black Steel/ Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case
    ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    SAMSUNG 840 Series MZ-7TD120BW 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
    EVGA 02G-P4-2678-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
    CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9
    Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler
    Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I73770K
    CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX850M 850W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Semi Modular High Performance Power Supply

    I know I have chosen a large full tower, I wanted the room to grow and not have much difficulty, I want to be able to overclock going into the future on both the GPU and CPU. As well be able to SLI the Graphics card somewhere down the line. That being said I went with an 850 power supply but I am not sure if that's too much or if a 750 would be ok. Finally the SSD is solely because I don't know where I can find the 830 version in Canada. Thank you for the help in advance.

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    Elemental Lord Notarget's Avatar
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    Since you can't find a 830 I'd change it to this:

    Storage: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($102.79 @ DirectCanada)
    Total: $102.79
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-24 15:17 EST-0500)

    I would change the case to a Corsair 650DW or Corsair 500R Black || Corsair 500R White

    I'd suggest one of these modular Power Supplies, they all have enough power for SLI (all SeaSonic OEM):

    Antec HCG-620M
    Corsair HX650
    SeaSonic M12II 620

    If you're sticking with 16GB RAM get 2 x 8 and something low profile:

    G.SKILL Sniper Gaming Series 16GB (2 x 8GB)
    CPU: Intel i7-4790k 4.7GHz MB: ASUS Z97 Pro Gamer
    GPU: Gigabyte GTX 970 G1-Gaming 1519MHz Boost RAM: Corsair Pro 16GB 1866MHz
    SSD: Samsung 850-EVO 500GB PSU: Corsair RM550 CASE: Phanteks Enthoo Pro Monitor: 1440p Dell U2515H 1080p LG 237L-BN IPS
    Current build! (not updated) ||Old Build || Antivirus + Security 10 || AV-TEST 2016

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