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April 16, 2011 6:13:27 PM

Hello I am building a new system and would like some advice on what to get. I don't know when I will purchase it but probably sometime next month. My budget is $1,200 or less. I will be using this system for gaming. I would prefer it if the parts were from Newegg.com but it does not matter very much. I am looking for a good 120mm fan, a surge protector (link please) , and a good power supply for what i'm building. Also I am wondering if the parts I picked below are all compatible with each other. Please notify me if I'm forgetting something a computer needs. I'm not going to crossfire/sli. Oh and my monitor is 1400x900 and I am not going to overclock.

Case:COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

CPU:Intel® Core™ i5-2500K 3.30 GHz 6M Intel Smart Cache LGA1155

CD:24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR)

MEMORY:G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL

MOTHERBOARD:[CrossFireX] Asus P8P67 Intel P67 Chipset DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ UEFI, DIGI+VRM, 7.1 HD Audio, BT GO!, GbLAN, USB 3.0, 2x SATA-III RAID, 2 Gen2 PCIe, 2 PCIe X1 & 3 PCI [B3 Stepping]

SOUND:HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO

VIDEO:HIS H687F1G2M Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

NETWORK: on board Gigabit LAN Network

Hard drive:SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Surge protector: Undecided (Do I need one?)

POWERSUPPLY: Undecided

Fan: Undecided 120 mm fan.

Heat Sink Fan (Is this the same as a fan?): COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7

Note to self: (Don't read unless you wanna waste time.) Get links to everything. Also get Anti Static Wrist Band.

Motherboard : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] -_-Product

Memory: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] -_-Product
April 16, 2011 7:58:27 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $79.99 FREE SHIPPING
COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $69.99
XFX Core Edition PRO550W (P1-550S-XXB9) 550W ATX12V 2.2 & ESP12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $79.99 FREE SHIPPING
ASRock H61M/U3S3 LGA 1155 Intel H61 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $189.99 FREE SHIPPING
Intel Core i5-2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.4GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $82.99 FREE SHIPPING
Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model 996770

http://www.amazon.com/MSI-PCI-Express-N560GTX-TWIN-FROZ... $249.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
MSI GeForce GTX560 1 GB DDR5 2DVI/Mini HDMI PCI-Express Video Card N560GTX TI TWIN FROZR II OC

http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Spinpoint-Cache-Desktop-H... $59.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Samsung 1 TB Spinpoint 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.5 inch Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive HD103SJ

http://www.amazon.com/Lite--LightScribe-Layer-Drive-IHA... $24.99 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25
Lite-On LightScribe 24X SATA DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive IHAS424-98 - Retail (Black)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $99.99 FREE SHIPPING
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM

Total: $937.91 + shipping

http://www.asrock.com/news/events/201102ex/warranty.htm... <----- ASRock two year warranty

http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=H61M/U3S3 <----- more info, specs, and pics of that mother board
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April 16, 2011 8:19:13 PM

Uh that stuffs nice and all, but i'm just really looking more for a power supply and if i need these, a fan or surge protector. So if you could post a power supply for my system I have built or just tell me how many watts I need that would help, and also if I need a fan or surge protector because I have a heat sink fan and I don't know if theres a diff, and if I really need a surge protector or not.
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