I am currently interested in trying my own build. I am very new to all this and have learned what little I know from articles, reviews, and forum posts on multiple sites, Tom's Hardware being the most helpful. I'm aiming to also design an xbox 360 game from home as a hobby, which is what got me into this. I need a great gaming build with compatibility with directX 11, hardware 3D acceleration, XNA framework, graphic and 3D design software, etc. I have decided to go with a:
MoBo: ASRock Z68 Extreme7 Gen3
CPU: Core i5-2500K
Recently I read an article stating that the first thing anyone should consider for their build is a working cooling system and a chasis to fit it on. So my question is:
What are some good options that work great with the ASRock Z68 Extreme7 Gen3 and Core i5-2500K?
(I would like to keep my budget reasonable but options less and more expensive are both appreciated).
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