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I'm trying to build my first PC and I believe that I have all compatible parts. If anyone could give it a quick one over I'd appreciate the help.
Parts:
CPU: Intel Core i5-760 Processor 2.8 GHz 8 MB Cache Socket LGA1156
Motherboard: Intel DP55KG Extreme Series Desktop Motherboard (P55 ATX Core i7 Core i5 LGA1156)
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8 GB ( 2 x 4 GB ) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) 240-Pin DDR3 Memory Kit
GPU: EVGA GeForce® GTX 550 Ti FPB 1024 MB GDDR5 PCI-Express 2.0 Video Card
HD: Western Digital WD Caviar Black 1 TB SATA 6 GB/S 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache Internal Bulk/OEM 3.5-Inch Desktop Hard Drive
PSU: 700W Gaming Series GS700 Atx High Performance Power Supply by Corsair
DVD: Lite-On LightScribe 24X SATA DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive
Case: NZXT Guardian Black SECC Steel Chassis ATX Mid Tower Case 921RB-BL

My aim was to build an above average gaming rig. Any Comments are welcome.
-Thanks
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  1. It works but I'm thinking it can be improved upon.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advice <---- If you could please do a copy and paste of that on here so we know things like country, budget, screen resolution, what's needed... o/s (windows), etc... :)
  2. Approximate Purchase Date: Second week in August to September

    Budget Range: $800-$1200

    System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, movies,

    Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers

    Preferred Website(s) for Parts: amazon.com, newegg.com, etc

    Country of Origin: USA

    Parts Preferences: Preferably Intel processor, Nvidia GPU

    Overclocking: Maybe

    SLI or Crossfire: Maybe, probably not at first but possible upgrade

    Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200

    Additional Comments: Not too flashy tower but not plain either, I'll probably install Ubuntu on another partition but mainly use Windows 7.
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    This build allows you to add another one of those cards later on, and it also allows to over clock. Everything here is free shipping.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197 $89.98 - $79.98 after mail-in rebate FREE SHIPPING
    COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371049 $94.99 - $69.99 after mail-in rebate FREE SHIPPING
    Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-750 750W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128502 $128.99 FREE SHIPPING
    GIGABYTE GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.694805 $271.98 save: $13.00 FREE SHIPPING
    Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
    CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9

    http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-Sleeve-RR-B10-212P-G1/dp/B002G1YPH0/ref=pd_cp_e_2 $29.49 Free Standard Shipping (3-5 days)
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler, RR-B10-212P-G1

    http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Spinpoint-3-5-Inch-Internal-HD103SJ/dp/B002MQC0P8/ref=sr_1_1?m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1312081809&sr=1-1 $59.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Samsung Desktop Class Spinpoint F3 1 TB SATA 3.0 Gb-s 32 MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare-OEM Drives, HD103SJ

    http://www.amazon.com/Sony-SATA-Internal-Drive-AD-7260S-0B/dp/B003MRHOQG/ref=dp_cp_ob_pc_title_2 $19.99 Free Standard Shipping (3-5 days)
    Sony 24X SATA Internal DVD+/-RW Drive AD-7260S-0B - Bulk (Black)

    http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-DL-DVI-I-SL-DVI-D-PCI-Express-100312-3SR/dp/B0055Y66A4 $264.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Sapphire DIRT 3 EDITION Radeon HD 6950 2 GB DDR5 DL-DVI-I/SL-DVI-D/HDMI/DP PCI-Express Graphics Card 100312-3SR

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986 $94.99 FREE SHIPPING
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM

    Total: $1,055.39 *not including mail in rebates

    Switch that vid card and psu for this down below for an Nvidia set up.

    http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-PCI-Express-Graphics-Lifetime-012-P3-1570-AR/dp/B004EHZD5W $329.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    EVGA GeForce GTX 570 1280MB GDDR5 PCI-Express 2.0 Graphics Card with Lifetime Warranty 012-P3-1570-AR

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207011 $119.99 - $89.99 after mail-in rebate
    XFX Core Edition PRO850W (P1-850S-NLB9) 850W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

    http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/product.php?category_id=19&product_id=2919 <----- More specs, pics, and professional reviews of that case
  4. Wow! looks great! Thanks a lot
  5. I was also looking into a monitor.
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003U4IROY/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_6?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER
    How does this look?
    Also, will I need thermal paste because the LGA1155 is not listed as compatible with the clips. Will it work at all with that CPU?
  6. rprgrim said:
    I was also looking into a monitor.
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003U4IROY/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_6?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER
    How does this look?
    Also, will I need thermal paste because the LGA1155 is not listed as compatible with the clips. Will it work at all with that CPU?

    That monitor looks like a bargain at that price. :)
  7. Why_Me said:
    That monitor looks like a bargain at that price. :)


    Awesome! What about that cooler?
  8. rprgrim said:
    Awesome! What about that cooler?

    That CM 212+ cooler comes with a small tube of good thermal paste, so your good to go there.
  9. Best answer selected by rprgrim.
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