Help choosing a few components for 1st build

I currently have the 2600k that I got on sale for $200 at micro center a few weeks ago and a Radeon HD 6850 and may end up getting a second down the road if I need it. I am pretty sure I am going to go with the ASUS P8Z77-V for my motherboard unless anyone has equal or better suggestions.

1. Memory - Need some good ideas of specific memory that is good. I think I can use up to 1333 with my processor but know only some basics about memory so no idea what to choose.

2. Power Supply - Not sure what size I would need but after some research it looks like a 750 watt at least. Any particular features I should look for or price point that I should try to stay under to get a good deal?

3. Case - Haven't research these yet since I hadn't picked a mono but I am pretty sure it will be ATX.


I do game some on PC but the only game as of now I play is Starcraft. I am an electrical engineering student so I do get into a lot of different programs for that. So far I will occasionally use Autocad electrical, Matlab, NX, and maybe some solid works.


Any advice would be great!
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  1. Starcraft 2? I would get an aftermarket CPU cooler for overclocking. Will create a big performance dfference. And for a single 6850, you could use a good 400. For CFX, a decent 600w. Probably best price/performance PSU is http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182200&Tpk=rg630
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