Is this a good gaming build?

thebattalion

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So yeah I want to play games on the pc at like max graphics (ultra settings) with a steady 50-60 fps. Here is my current build so far and also feel free to change some things. My budget is $1500 since im not that rich :p. I also think i'll be buying everything from Micro Center since there in my neighborhood.

Intel Core i5-3570K Processor: http://www.microcenter.com/product/388577/Core_i5_3570K_34GHz_LGA_1155_Processor

Corsair H80 Liquid CPU Cooler: http://www.microcenter.com/product/391503/Hydro_Series_H80_High_Performance_Liquid_CPU_Cooler_Kit

EVGA GTX 680 Superclocked Graphics Card: http://www.microcenter.com/product/388494/GeForce_GTX_680_Superclocked_2048MB_GDDR5_PCIe_30_x16_Video_Card

Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H Motherboard:
http://www.microcenter.com/product/387556/GA-Z77X-UD3H_LGA_1155_Z77_ATX_Intel_Motherboard

8GB Corsair Vengeance RAM:
http://www.microcenter.com/product/354611/Vengeance_Series_8GB_DDR3-1600_(PC3-12800)_CL9_Dual_Channel_Desktop_Memory_Kit_(Two_4GB_Memory_Modules)

128GB Samsung 830 Series SSD:
http://www.microcenter.com/product/378087/830_Series_MZ-7PC128D-AM_128GB_SATA_60Gb-s_25_Internal_Solid_State_Drive_(SSD)_Desktop_Kit_with_3-core_MCX_Controller

2TB Western Digital Caviar Black Hard Drive: http://www.microcenter.com/product/364501/Caviar_Black_2TB_7,200_RPM_SATA_60Gb-s_35_Internal_Hard_Drive_WD2002FAEX_-_OEM

750W Corsair TX750 V2 ATX Power Supply: http://www.microcenter.com/product/356526/Enthusiast_Series_TX750_V2_750_Watt_ATX_Power_Supply

CM Storm Enforcer Mid Tower ATX Gaming Computer Case:
http://www.microcenter.com/product/357897/CM_Storm_Enforcer_Mid_Tower_ATX_Gaming_Computer_Case

TOTAL: $1460
 
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In a word, yes.

If you want to save cash, drop the H80 for a Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO. The closed loop coolers are fairly pointless against air cooling unless you go all out and get a H100, even then its debatle. The 212 EVO will hold a good overclock on the 3570k.

Dont bother with the 680, its a 5% performance increase for $100 over the 670. Also dont get EVGA, reference design cooling runs louder and hotter.
Gigabyte GTX670. $400
http://www.microcenter.com/product/391175/GV-N670C-2GD_NVIDIA_GeForce_GTX_670_2048MB_GDDR5_PCIe_30_x16_Video_Card
In a word, yes.

If you want to save cash, drop the H80 for a Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO. The closed loop coolers are fairly pointless against air cooling unless you go all out and get a H100, even then its debatle. The 212 EVO will hold a good overclock on the 3570k.

Dont bother with the 680, its a 5% performance increase for $100 over the 670. Also dont get EVGA, reference design cooling runs louder and hotter.
Gigabyte GTX670. $400
http://www.microcenter.com/product/391175/GV-N670C-2GD_NVIDIA_GeForce_GTX_670_2048MB_GDDR5_PCIe_30_x16_Video_Card
 
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