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December 19, 2011 4:55:20 AM

hello everybody :) 
I'm putting together a list for a new rig I will be using for gaming, video editing, and live streaming on twitch.tv. I was hoping somebody could take a look at my list I have so far and make sure everything will work okay together. I'm 90% sure everything will be fine, I'd just rather be safe than sorry. Never hurts to get a 2nd, 3rd, or even 4th opinion! Thanks :D 

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December 20, 2011 8:30:43 AM

It all looks compatible. I have a couple of thoughts, though.

Why Windows 7 Ultimate? Your average in-home user will notice no difference between Ultimate and Home Premium.

The motherboard you picked is a good choice, but if you want to save some money there are two x8/x8 capable motherboards around $125
ASRock Extreme3 Gen3: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Gigabyte GA-Z68A-D3H-B3: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
The performance will be the same but the $125 options lack some features.

The Antec High Current series PSU's aren't really the highest quality units. If you can afford it, the Seasonic M12II 750W is an excellent PSU for only $30 more.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Cases are all about personal preference and you should value yours more than mine, so if you've got your heart set on the Lanboy Air then go with it. However, I don't know of one person that owns a Lanboy Air that likes it (and I heard several that say they don't like them). They're loud, kinda flimsy, and the positive air pressure thing doesn't really work as well as it's supposed to.

The Noctua is pretty big. I've heard complaints that 120mm coolers interfere with the fans that go on the wall of the Lanboy Air. That makes me think that a 140mm cooler will get in the way even without fans on the side panel.
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