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Final draft of my first build, thoughts?

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December 21, 2011 12:57:45 AM

Hi guys,
I want a gaming build at 720p res (currently) and a future upgrade to better monitor(s) with a gen 3 graphics card
the games i want to play currently and sc2, bf3 and skyrim
shopping on tiger as they have free over seas shipping

these are my links

kb and mouse combo
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

gpu 560 ti games included
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

ssd crucial m4 (only needs ~4 games and os)
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

cpu cooler noctua
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

80 plus bronze psu ocz (looking to overclock and buy aftermarket case fans in future)
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

HAF-x
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

i5-2500k
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

MSI z68 gen3
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

corsair 8gb
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

total amount$
1279.91

budget possibly up to $1500 but would like to keep as cheap as possible especially gfx card which will be upgraded with monitors (eg don't need a gtx 580 because by the time i need upgrade pcie 3.0 cards will be out)

apologies if links don't work. won't be able to fix for 4 hours if they don't
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December 21, 2011 8:29:31 AM

The Noctua is a very quiet cooler. It's overkill because your GPU fans will drown it out.

Better to save yourself some money and get a Cooler Master Hyper212+ or such.

Your list lacks an OS, DVD drive, and HDD
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December 21, 2011 8:37:09 AM

HAF-X is a great case I love the blue version and all your other parts look good as well

To save a couple dollars you could lower the case down and change the CPU cooler to a Hyper 212+ or Hyper 212 EVO which will do the job perfectly fine as well

If you dont have these parts laying around go for:
Any $20 DVD drive will do unless you want blu-ray
For HDD go with a Seagate Barracuda or Samsung Spinpoint F3

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