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Changed the ram to the Ripjaws as they are a better option and changed the original post to reflect that. Still looking over modular power supplies that might have a cleaner looking cable setup. The multi colored cables can be a real eye sore.

A question that I really do not wish to make an entire new thread about but still am pondering is the difference between the GTX 670 FTW vs GTX 770. I know the price difference of the two cards might be too steep for the owner but would the 770 really offer that much of a performance boost. I have seen that the 670 can be overclocked to be quite the performer.
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Originally Posted by xioticin View Post

I am currently helping a friend build his first rig. He is coming from console gaming and is really interested in diving into PC gaming on a higher end system. I was given a budget and have managed to put together a rig that I believe meets his needs while also having decent price/performance. I am just wanting some second opinions on this and any suggestions on changing out certain parts for others for better performance.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

To maximize price to performance ratios I fixed a lot of your build (and used other vendors for better prices):

Case: Fractal Design Define R4 Windowed
Mobo: ASRock Z77 Extreme6
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K Quad-Core Processor
HSF: Thermalright CoGage True Spirit
Ram: G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133
SSD: SanDisk Extreme SSD 120 GB
PSU: SeaSonic G Series 550-Watt 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Power Supply
GPU: Sapphire Radeon Vapor-X HD 7950 OC with Boost or Gigabyte GTX 760 OC WINDFORCE 3X

Total: $1023.92 or $983.92

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Edited by BiG StroOnZ - 7/11/13 at 2:28am
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Parts have already been ordered as of last night. He went ahead with the order for his birthday. I appreciate everyone's help and suggestions! Now we wait!
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KeyboardCaseMouseAudio
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Polk Audio Monitor 40's 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M4 128 gb External MSI Dvd Drive usb 2.0 COOLER MASTER Hyper N 520 Windows 7 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
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