I will be using it for gaming, movies, music, and web surfing. I'm looking to play games such as Total War: Shogun 2, Total War: Rome 2, Fallout 4, Far Cry 3, Day Z, Skyrim, and Battlefield 3. My budget is 700-850 Dollars. Any suggestions or tips would be greatly appreciated. Could I overclock this? Is this a good GPU/CPU combination? Thanks.
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zSSu
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zSSu/by_merchant/
CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.50 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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I also already have a Dell Ultrasharp 23 inch (1920 x 10800), a mouse, a keyboard, and M-Audio BX5 D2s.