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First Solo build, need compatability/idiot check!

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December 10, 2011 10:07:56 PM

Hello, looking to build a new computer, but reuse case from a previous 'assisted' build. This time is a solo effort so I could really use someone idiot checking my parts selection and reasoning.

Approximate Purchase Date: As soon as I get a review!
Budget Range: ~1,000
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Games, Internet

Parts Not Required: KB,Mouse,Monitor (might use 46" HDTV or old Samsung monitor), 2x ODD's (CD/DVD), Hopefully reusing Thermaltake Armor Series V8000BWS mine is similar - doesn't have side fan but is a full tower. It's using ATX format backplate.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com/tigerdirect etc, wherever is cheapest!

Country: USA (Sacto)

Overclocking: Yes, but only in so far as 'auto OC' features..

SLI: Yes, to upgrade to, as needed

Monitor Resolution: Prefer 1920x1200 since my laptop is that, and i like the scaling...
Parts I'm looking at:
PSU: CORSAIR Professional Series HX750 $139.00

Mobo: MSI Z68A-GD65 ($184) To me it sounds like this is a decent board to build on because of future upgradeability options - to the new chipset, and the 3.0

Processor: Intel Core I5-2500K ($219) Most obvious chip choice that I could see, solid performance, but not top tier so not over-priced for my budget

cooler: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 ($29.99) Never used a cooler, but I figure, why not keep it cool.

GPU: EVGA DS SuperClocked 01G-P3-1567-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 (($239) -OR- ASUS ENGTX560 TI ($249) Or a would a baseline 570 be a better option at this point? They are within 100 dollars of each other, the main thing is it needs to be something I could get a 2nd one for down the road if I 'need' to SLI, or, that I could pull and replace without feeling guilty

Memory: GSKILL Sniper 2x4GB ($42.99)I'm really uncertain on the memory bit.. Ripjaw's seem popular, previously I had gotten Crucial Ballistix... I would like stable, effective memory that responds well to an 'auto OC' feature.

HDD:Reformat and reuse Seagate barracude 7200RPM 250GB for storage/unimportant stuff

SSD: Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F120GBGT-BK 2.5" 120GB SATA III ($189)

Total cost: 1050ish, excl shipping/rebates/blahblahblah
December 14, 2011 12:36:50 AM

Selfish, impatient bump, because I posted on a Sunday.
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December 14, 2011 2:12:32 AM

make sure that cooler will fit ur case
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December 15, 2011 1:24:19 AM

C, thanks - my current board provides 7"+ of clearance so depending on chipset placement, it should. 750W sufficient for SLI'ing a year down the road, or should I go on and up it now to 850W?
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December 15, 2011 2:46:21 AM

Good point on the memory, I can't say that I'm good at overclocking, I would probably be limiting myself to pushing an easybutton unless I had step by step directions and a pretty GUI.

Besides.. I'm building this for my Fiancee, I use my laptop that has seen me through 2 deserts.
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