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First time build need advice

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August 18, 2011 11:56:08 PM

this is my first build from scratch. i've done a lot of research and i've come up with the following setup. i would like to get opinions on whether this setting will be stable and if its overkill or not enough. pc will be used for gaming/general computing/minor video editing as well as some overclocking.

ASUS P8Z68-V PRO Intel Z68 Motherboard - ATX, Socket H2 (LGA1155), Intel Z68 Express, DDR3 2200MHz (O.C.), SATA 6.0 Gb/s, RAID, 8-CH Audio, Gigabit LAN, USB 3.0, Bluetooth, CrossFireX/SLI Ready

Intel Core i5-2500K BX80623I52500 Unlocked Processor - Quad Core, 6MB L3 Cache, 1MB L2 Cache, 3.30 GHz (3.70 GHz Max Turbo), Socket H2 (LGA1155), 95W, Fan, Retail

Cooler Master Hyper N520 CPU Cooler - Socket LGA 775, AM2, AM2+, 1156, AM3, 1366

Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 Vengeance 8GB PC12800 DDR3 RAM - 1600MHz, 2x4096MB, Non-ECC, Unbuffered

EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti Free Performance Boost Video Card - 1GB, GDDR5, PCI-Express 2.0 (x16), Dual DVI, HDMI, DirectX 11, SLI Ready

Western Digital WD2002FYPS RE4-GP Hard Drive - 2TB, 64MB, Intellipower, SATA-3G

OCZ SLD3-25SAT3-120G Solid 3 Series Solid State Drive - 120GB, 2.5", SATA III, 6Gbps

Lite-On iHBS212-08 12X Internal Blu-Ray Writer - BD-R SL 12X, BD-R DL 8X, BD-RE SL/DL 2X, DVD±R 16X, DVD-RAM 12X, DVD+RW 8X, DVD-RW 6X, CD-R/RW 48X, LightScribe, Black

Cooler Master RC-932-KKN5-GP HAF 932 Advance Full Tower Case - ATX, Black, SuperSpeed USB 3.0

Ultra U12-40841 X4 Gold Edition Modular Power Supply - 1000W, ATX, 80 Plus Gold, 135mm Fan, SLI Ready, CrossFire Technology, Active PFC, Vibration Dampener Included, Lifetime Warranty w/ Registration

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August 19, 2011 12:54:33 AM

what is your total budget?
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August 19, 2011 12:59:27 AM

i don't really have one per say. but i would like to keep it under $1500 if possible.
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August 19, 2011 1:36:35 AM

i5 2500k & Scythe Mugen 3- http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... 257$

Gigabyte Z68 UD4- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 160$

Corsair 8gb 1600mhz- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 60$

Silverstone 1000w PSU- http://www.amazon.com/SilverStone-ATX12V-EPS12V-Modular... 184$

Silverstone Raven RV03- http://www.amazon.com/Silverstone-Extended-90-Degree-Mo... 140$

Corsair Force GT 120gb- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 225$

Samsung F3 1tb- http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Spinpoint-3-5-Inch-Intern... 60$

Asus DVD Burner- http://www.amazon.com/Asus-DVD%C2%B1RW-DVD-RAM-Internal... 20$ a blu ray burner should be an upgrade in the future when their prices go way down it is just not smart to buy one right now

Gigabyte GTX 580- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 460$

Total=1566$
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