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Building New Gaming Computer - Need Input

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August 26, 2011 4:30:08 PM

I am planning to buy components and build a great gaming computer tomorrow for around $2,000. After some research (some from this site) I have tentatively decided on the following components. I would really appreciate your assessment and input so I can tweak things a bit before purchasing. Thanks in advance.

GPU 2-EVGA 012-P3-1573-KR NVIDIA GEForce GTX 570 HD Superclocked 1280 MB GDDR5 $660
CPU Intel Core i5 2500k LGA 1155 180
MOB Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 LGA 1155 160
RAM Corsair Dominator GT 8 GB DDR3-2000 150
HDD Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 2 TB HDS723020BLA642 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache Sata 6.0 Gb 120
PS Antec High Current Games Series 900W ATX 130
Case Antec Nine Hundred Two V3 Mid Tower ATX Gaming Case 135
DVD Pioneer 12X Blu-ray Writer 110

Total Before Rebates and Tax $1,645


Other Potential Items
Monitor Samsung LS24A350HS/ZA 24" LED Monitor $250
Acc Razer Mouse & Keyboard? 150
Software Op Sys Software 110

Total Before Rebates and Tax $510


Grand Total Before Rebates and Tax $2,155
August 26, 2011 4:51:11 PM

You have a problem between the case and MB. I tried that same MB in that case, and the placement of the SATA ports conflicted with the placement of the hard drive cage. There was no way to get the SATA cables into the SATA sockets that are on the front of the board. I ended up selling the case and getting a CoolerMaster Storm Enforcer instead. Much easier to work in.
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August 26, 2011 9:47:11 PM

For the same MB price, I'd get the GA-Z68X-UD4-B3 MB. It has more ports and a heatpipe setup.
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August 27, 2011 7:05:42 AM

thats a great build exept for the contradiction abkl stated . if you want it to be even more future proof get a board with pci express 3.0 becuase the next gen gpu's will be using it. and i would recommend a ssd like the Crucial RealSSD C300 its around a $125
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