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I am building a computer primarily for gaming and general use. This computer would not be overclocked so I am thinking of going with stock cooling. This computer will also not have SSDs. I am sticking with a basic but high capacity hard drive.

Would this build seem okay?

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Performance 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 680 4GB Video Card
Case: Cooler Master Storm Scout ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: Cooler Master GX 650W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS72 DVD/CD Writer
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)

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Drop the CPU to a i5 3570k, the 3770k only gives around another 1-3 fps in games.

Do you really need that much RAM? drop it down to 8GBs or 16GBs.

The optical drive is your choice though I'd prefer getting an external Blu-Ray DVD Drive (they are quite expensive though) since you can use it on other systems.

If you want I would change the 680 to a 7970, cheaper and can perform better than the 680. If you want to spend more money than go for the 680.

I would also if you want... change the HDD to a Seagate Barracuda: (Seagate Barracuda's are very good high quality HDD's and definitely would recommend them)

1TB: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148840

2TB: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148910

Therefore nice build, good motherboard choice
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