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First time builder...Is everything okay?

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October 19, 2011 12:49:30 PM

This is going to be my new build and I was hoping someone could check to see if I've made any errors in my selections. This will be my gaming rig mostly for SWTOR but also to play skyrim and battlefied 3.

MOBO:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004ZBHMN8/ref=ox_sc_a...

CPU:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004EBUXHQ/ref=ox_sc_a...

RAM:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004QBUL1C/ref=ox_sc_a...

HD:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002MQC0P8/ref=ox_sc_a...

CASE:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003ZM7YTA/ref=ox_sc_a...

DVD:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003MRHOQG/ref=ox_sc_a...

VIDEO CARD:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004SMUT52/ref=ox_sc_a...

PSU:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005E98I0G/ref=ox_sc_a...

Also a copy of windows 7 64 bit.

Total price = $1058

Does this build look good? I appreciate any input I could get.

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October 19, 2011 12:53:30 PM

Absolutely amazing build! Very good job. If you ever plan on upgrading your video card or adding a bunch of HDDs, i would recommend a Corsair HX750. It will give you more head room, and is priced around $135 with their promo code right now.
October 19, 2011 12:54:02 PM

also, crosscheck some prices on newegg.com. you may find some better deals.
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October 19, 2011 1:04:23 PM

At what resolution will you be playing? GTX 570 and AMD HD 6970 have the same performance.
October 19, 2011 1:04:58 PM

keep in mind you are getting a micro-ATX board.. its gonna be tiny in that big case ;)  Also, Micro-ATX boards tend to be a tad bit more expensive sometimes for what they have. Your case has plenty of room for a full ATX board if you'd like. You could prolly even get SLI on the full ATX board so you can add another geforce 570 into the mix for an upgrade in the future :) 
October 19, 2011 2:26:29 PM

Forgot to change the MOBO on my list. I realized it was a micro. Hows this one?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I'm not sure i'm going to overclock that 2500k just yet. Since its my first build, i want to take baby steps.

I'll be playing at 1920x1080. I'm partial to Nvidia cards though.
October 19, 2011 3:17:46 PM

This Gigabyte board is a good board, i think either that or the Asrock board will be a good buy. Don't be afraid of OC'ing, just be mindful. I didn't mean to scare you away from it. Its a great way to capitalize on a little more for your money performance.
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