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October 30, 2012 2:01:07 AM

I have been researching gaming computers lately and after looking at various premade ones that lack my needs I have decided to build my own computer. I have never built a computer before but I have some basic knowledge of computers and what I need in it. I would like to know if the following pieces are compatible with each other and if any one recommends a different piece and then what I have and why? I am trying to stay under $2,000.

I am buying from new egg and the specs are...

Motherboard: ASUS Maximus V EXTREME LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard ($379)

Video Card: EVGA 04G-P4-3687-KR GeForce GTX 680 FTW+ w/Backplate 4GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card ($549.99

Power Supply: COOLER MASTER Silent Pro Gold Series RSC00-80GAD3-US 1200W ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.92 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply ($239.99)

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I73770K ($319.99)

SSD: SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC256N/AM 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) Notebook Upgrade ($219)

RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ16GX3M2A1600C10 ($79.99)

Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive ($89.99)

Optical Drive: LITE-ON Black SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model iHDS118-04 - OEM ($19.99)

A couple extra things to note about the build. I know I don’t have a case yet; this is because if I decide to change the motherboard I want to make sure its compatible. I am also aware the Asus Maximum is for Dual or Tri SLI and I am getting that one because I want to leave room for getting another graphics card when I have enough money. I know the 680 is a lot of money for my first build but I am getting this one because I have read that it can handle almost any game right now. I am getting a HDD and an SSD because I am going to store my operating system on my SSD and games I would play on it to have them boot faster. The 16 GB of ram is a lot I realize but I will be doing some video editing and 3 modeling with AUTODESK Inventor. I'm not sure how good my power supply is but I chose that based on reviews and I know I am missing some stuff. I do not intend on over clocking in any way shape or form. I also would like to be able to record without lagging if this is possible. The games I will be playing on it are probably important and my wants for how to run them. I am planning on playing many steam games on maximum settings, Battle field 3 on maxed settings, world of warcraft on max settings, and Diablo 3 on maxed settings. I would like to have them run very smooth at around 100 fps if possible. My notes are based on my current knowledge so feel free to correct me. The parts I am missing are fans etc. so for those like I stated earlier please feel free to recommend a type and I would like to stay away from having to liquid cool if possible. Thanks in advance.

Joe

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