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April 30, 2012 6:18:12 PM

I'm thinking of building my first computer and was wondering if I have all the right components. Here is a list of them all.


Intel Core i5-2400 3.10 GHz 6 MB Cache Socket LGA1155 Processor
Gigabyte Intel Z68 Micro ATX LGA 1155 Motherboard (GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3)
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1 GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 DVI-I x 2 / Mini-HDMI SLI Ready Graphics Card, GV-N560OC-1GI
Corsair Vengeance Blue 8 GB (2X4 GB) PC3-12800 1600mHz DDR3 240-Pin SDRAM Dual Channel Memory Kit CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B
Patriot Memory Torqx 2 Series 64 GB SATA II 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive (SSD) PT264GS25SSDR
Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 GB SATA III 7200 RPM 16 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive - WD5000AAKX
Corsair Enthusiast Series 650-Watt 80 Plus Bronze Certified Power Supply Compatible with Intel Core i3, i5, i7 and AMD platforms - CMPSU-650TXV2
Asus 24xDVD-RW Serial ATA Internal OEM Drive DRW-24B1ST (Black)
windows 7 operating system
Acer ET.CV3WP.E05 19-Inch Widescreen LCD Monitor (Black)

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April 30, 2012 6:32:19 PM

Looks good to me. I would shoot for a larger screen if gaming.
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April 30, 2012 6:35:13 PM

Looks good minus the case, I upgraded my system recently and recommend the Corsair 300R. A few things I would change if you can, larger SSD is definitely nice depending on how many games/programs you will be installing. Also with the video card power available, a larger monitor (~23") would be worth it.
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April 30, 2012 6:49:32 PM

What about this case: NZXT Guardian Black SECC Steel Chassis ATX Mid Tower Case 921RB-BL
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April 30, 2012 7:52:07 PM

I looked at a few NZXT cases but didn't see this one originally. 3 fans is a good deal and it has some cable management, the design isn't for me but if you like it, seems like a good case. It has a good amount of drive bays, but this may interfere with the video card. I would check into the length of your video card and amount of room inside the case. I didn't see any posted size specs on newegg but there are some comments about video card length, seems to be with higher end cards though. Cable management was important to me due to a non-modular power supply with lots of cables, so it may not be an issue for you.
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April 30, 2012 11:43:50 PM

http://www.overclock.net/t/1229631/will-these-graphics-...

This case will be fine since it holds video cards up to 10.5"
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May 1, 2012 12:13:29 AM

Best answer selected by JudgeWest.
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May 1, 2012 12:13:33 AM

thanks for the help. I think that should make things work out.
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