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First build for gaming help with parts needed

Approximate Purchase Date: N/A

Budget Range: 1000-1400

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, surfing the internet

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: N/A

Overclocking: In the future

SLI or Crossfire: In the future

Additional Comments: Casual gamer would like to be able to play diablo 3, etc. and future proof for the next 4 years minimum. Should be a silent as most gaming will be done at night. Would like to keep noise to a minimum.

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Processor: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072

Mobo: ASUS P8Z68-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z68
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131730

GPU: ASUS ENGTX570 DCII/2DIS/1280MD5 GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121432

Heatsink: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065

Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428

PSU: OCZ ZX Series 850W Fully-Modular 80PLUS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341044

Optical: ASUS 24X DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135221

Hard drive and case is still undecided.

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Here is my problem. I definitely would like to get the asus gtx 570 as the gpu in my build but because of the size of it, I have some questions on how to complete my build.

1. I already bought the mobo but was wondering if i should switch to ASUS P8P67 WS REVOLUTION?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131714

I do plan to sli two asus gtx 570 and saw one build where they were able to with this mobo. I am wondering if the asus p8z68 is capable as well or should I switch it?

2. I am still trying to find a case that would fit the dual asus gtx 570 without modding it. Was looking at the coolmaster haf 922 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197 and the coolmaster haf 932 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119213.

I am only buying one asus gtx 570 for now but do plan to sli in the future so this build is to ensure I have enough power and room for upgrades.

3. The optical drive is an OEM. Could any one link me to the cables that I need to connect with mobo?

4. Is the psu compatible with the gpu and mobo? and is it enough for sli gtx 570s without major overclocking?

Comments, thoughts, and recommendations appreciated.
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  1. Get a Corsair PSU. YOu might want to get an i7-2600K if your budget will stretch.
  2. SEASONICS r just better
  3. Definitely get 2x 6870's. Trust me on this one ;) It's the same price!
  4. @gooseta: I don't think I need i7-2600k. I read that its more suited to video-editing, etc. and if just used for gaming it doesn't use all its core.

    @mistakwa: too late for that, I bought the PSU already, but I choose an 850w because I intend to SLI in the future.

    @sod16: Gtx for the driver support? suppose to be better than radeons.
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  6. zrknight87 said:
    @gooseta: I don't think I need i7-2600k. I read that its more suited to video-editing, etc. and if just used for gaming it doesn't use all its core.

    @mistakwa: too late for that, I bought the PSU already, but I choose an 850w because I intend to SLI in the future.

    @sod16: Gtx for the driver support? suppose to be better than radeons.



    But the 6850/70s out-perform their Nvidia counterparts by 5-15% :D

    EDIT: If you want it to be quiet, get a quieter CPU cooler
  7. @farsuka: Thanks for the link to the cable. Would these work http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001O4EPHA/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&m=A1RRRDQYA2CBG ? much cheaper too if they do work.

    @gooseta: The hyper 212 plus got some good reviews. I'll change it out if I find that it makes too much noise? Any recommendations on an alternative cooler?

    Thanks for the replies so far.
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