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Help with $800 Gaming computer build

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November 25, 2011 7:21:46 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Within the next 2-3 days

Budget Range: up to $800

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, internet use, watching videos, editing movies/music, don't really have preference for anything after that

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, USB wifi connector

Preferred Websites for Parts: newegg.com, amazon.com

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: no preference

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I think this is pretty good, but I've never built a computer before so what do you think/what am I missing?

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Parts I have already

MSI N560GTX Twin Frozr II/OC GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

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

SAMSUNG CD/DVD Burner 22X DVD R 8X DVD RW 16X DVD R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model SH-222AB - OEM

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


ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER RC-692-KKN2 CM690 II Advanced Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

Intel Core i5-2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.4GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I52400
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBNQ

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
November 25, 2011 8:04:01 PM

If you are not going to OC or to go SLI/Crossfire route the mobo is total overkill. Look for one with H67 chipset (you can save some buck)
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November 26, 2011 2:33:54 AM

the 600W combo is good. Corsair CX are good 80+ units.

wi-fi adapters are close to commoditized, anything from a decent brand will work (DLink, Netgear are top brands, but Zonet, Zyxel, Belkin, and even rosewill make decent models as well.
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November 26, 2011 2:56:48 AM

change your gpu with a hd6870, it is near to equal to a gtx 560 at a low cost
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November 26, 2011 4:44:32 AM

I didnt see a hard drive listed in your parts, have you got one in mind? I like the samsung f3 spinpoint @7200 rpm and 32mb cache it is purty qwik :D  , Also consider a small ssd drive to load windows on for faster boots and quicker program launching. In either or both cases go with the newer sata III 6gb,assuming your choice of mobo supports SataIII.

Quote:If you dont have time to do it right the first time ..How will you ever find time to go back and fix it?!?!
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