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November 1, 2011 10:18:04 PM

This is my first build, I am lost in a sea of choices so please help me. I am also wondering if I should wait till Cyber Monday.

Approximate Purchase Date: Sometime in the next month need for SWTOR and BF3

Budget Range: $1,000-1,300

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming,surfing.

Parts Not Required: Monitor, Speakers, Mouse, Keyboard,DVD/CD, 500GB HD.

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Country of Origin: U.S.A.

Parts Preferences: I want to stick with Intel and Nvidia for processor and graphics, but for everything else I really don’t care, as long as it’s quality.

Overclocking: Moderate

Upgrading: I would like to have the option to upgrade the system in future.

SLI or Crossfire: No I just usually buy the lower end every couple of years.

Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080

Parts I have already picked out:

Case: Corsair Carbide Series 500R Black Steel

MOBO:ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z LGA 1155 Intel Z68

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost)

RAM:CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9

Graphics Card:GIGABYTE GV-N560UD-1G GeForce GTX 560 Ti

Hard Drive:Corsair Force Series 3 CSSD-F90GB3-BK 2.5" 90GB

PSU: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX850M 850W

CPU Cooler: Antec KUHLER H2O 920 Liquid Cooling System

Thanks for looking I am open to anything you can reccomend or improve upon. Thanks for reading

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November 1, 2011 11:00:45 PM

Your motherboard is m-ATX , which is not a problem , but you have a mid tower case. Id either buy an ATX motherboard , or a m-ATX case like the silverstone TJ 08e

The power supply is overkill for one graphics card . 650 watt would do

and the 2500k is a cool running processor that really doesnt need the complexity of water cooling whan the stock cooler is good for a major over clock and a $30 air cooler gives sensational overclock
November 1, 2011 11:38:05 PM

Thanks, I was picking the MB because it has the features I like at a pretty good price, The Asus non pro board is 10 dollars more expensive, I wanted an ATX case for future proofing, which is why I chose the PSU but I will then look at the P8Z68-V
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November 1, 2011 11:44:06 PM

Its definitely fine to use an m-atx board in an atx case .
November 8, 2011 10:59:15 PM

Best answer selected by snowrs.