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January 18, 2012 5:51:48 AM

This is my first new gaming build. I have chosen some parts that i think are compatible with each other.

GPU: ASUS Radeon HD 6850 DirectCU V2 $169
CPU: Intel core i5 2500k $235
Case: Coolermaster HAF 922 $119
Motherboard: ASRock z68 Extreme4 Gen 3 $175
RAM: Cosair Vengeance cmz8gx3m2a 1600c9r 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 $55
PSU: CoolerMaster GX 750W PSU $109

Planning on running newer games like Skyrim and Star wars the old republic.
Any suggestions on alternative parts for roughly the same cost would be much appreciated. Also if there are any blindingly obvious errors feel free to point them out :) 

Cheers

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January 18, 2012 6:11:11 AM

Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model BLS2KIT4G3D1609DS1S00 $44.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This RAM is a bit cheaper and comes from a company with very low failure rate RAM.

For overclocking, an aftermarket heatsink will probably work better.

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 1366/1155 and AMD FM1/AM3+ $44.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Everything else looks awesome.
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January 18, 2012 6:17:29 AM

Looks solid to me you should be good to go, if you do ever plan on overclocking hpdeskjet is right you should get an aftermarket cooler.
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January 18, 2012 6:46:24 AM

You can skip the Evo and go for the Hyper 212+
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
save a few bucks at the cost of a few degrees(if any).


Have you thought about the 912 instead of the 922?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$60 less but has only 1 fan, tho you can add them pretty cheaply.

Corsair seems a more trustworthy psu brand
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

6870 for $5 less
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
has a 1 fan design instead of 2 tho

Alternative motherboard from Asus
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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January 18, 2012 7:41:00 AM

I forgot to mention that i live in Australia so it's more annoying to get the same variety of parts/prices as you guys.
Using http://www.pccasegear.com to get most of mine i think.

Will keep your recommendations in mind though and thanks for the quick replies :) 
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January 18, 2012 8:34:57 AM

Go to staticice.com.au and see if a shop near you is cheaper than PCCG. Also you can get a lower PSU for your current config.
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January 18, 2012 8:43:50 AM

Get a cheaper case, motherboard and PSU. A good case for around $80, Extreme 3 Gen 3 and a CX600. Upgrade the graphics to a GTX560Ti or HD6950 and get a Hyper 212 Evo to Overclock the CPU.

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Get these
Motherboard: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
PSU: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
GPU: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
Cooler: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
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