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Ordering parts for new gaming PC, how does this look?

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December 19, 2011 11:58:38 PM

CASE: NZXT GAMMA Classic Series GAMA-001BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811146061
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$10.00 Instant
$49.99
$39.99


Memory:Kingston HyperX 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model KHX1600C9D3K2/8GX
Item #: N82E16820104173
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
-$8.00 Instant
$44.99
$36.99

HARD DRIVE: HITACHI HDS721050CLA362 (0F10381) 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822145299
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
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$79.99


MOTHERBOARD: Intel BOXDH67CLB3 LGA 1155 Intel H67 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813121508
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
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-$10.00 Instant
$109.99
$99.99


CPU: Intel Core i5-2500 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 ...
Item #: N82E16819115073
Return Policy: Iron Egg Replacement-Only Return Policy
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$209.99


Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
Item #: N82E16832116986
Return Policy: Software Standard Return Policy
$99.99



I already have a power supply and GPU.

PSU: COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power Plus RS500-PCARD3-US 500W ATX12V v2.3 Power Supply

GPU: VGA EVGA|01G-P3-1461-KR GTX560 1G R


Total this comes out to around 600 bucks. 500-600 is my price range.

EDIT** I Switched out the hard drive and ram. How does this look? Is it all compatible?

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December 20, 2011 12:41:44 AM

looks excellent, should run everything and all games fine depending on your CPU
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December 20, 2011 1:01:32 AM

I edited my first post including my GPU and PSU.

Any compatibility issues with?
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December 20, 2011 1:25:18 AM

Balance wise, looks pretty sweet.

I'd suggest a few changes though. Nothing major, just brand wise.

1. Get an ASUS, Gigabyte or ASRock motherboard. All have much better features than Intel motherboards for around the same price. Or for just $10 more you could get a Z68 board for better future proofing (faster RAM, multi GPU, OCing etc).

2. Get a better case with USB 3.0 etc and better cooling. Check out the NZXT Elite 210 for just $49.99
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December 20, 2011 1:32:59 AM

Zero_ said:
Balance wise, looks pretty sweet.

I'd suggest a few changes though. Nothing major, just brand wise.

1. Get an ASUS, Gigabyte or ASRock motherboard. All have much better features than Intel motherboards for around the same price. Or for just $10 more you could get a Z68 board for better future proofing (faster RAM, multi GPU, OCing etc).

2. Get a better case with USB 3.0 etc and better cooling. Check out the NZXT Elite 210 for just $49.99



Thank you for the reply! :) 

How about this Motherboard?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Also this case?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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December 20, 2011 2:21:15 AM

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