My (new/improved) first-time build

Ok this is a gaming rig, I'm shooting for a $1,000-$1,200 budget.
Notes: I'm using my old HD.
I'm planning on getting one GFX card now, and another later once it drops in price.


Motherboard: GIGABYTE Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128502

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

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

Memory: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233186

Graphics: MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 2GB 256-bit GDDR5
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127608

SSHD: Crucial M4 64GB SATA III MLC Internal SSD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148441

Optical: LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk 24X
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289

Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 922 Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197

Power: KINGWIN Lazer LZ-850 850W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817121067
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  1. I would avoid the Kingwin PSU.

    Get an XFX 850w instead.

    - Edit - Here is the link, it even saves like $30 after rebate

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207011
  2. Done.

    Thanks! Anything else?
  3. I am not a fan of the Corsair RAM, but if you have to get Corsair in able to get low profile RAM so it works with the processor cooler then that is what you have to do.

    I don't have a Hyper 212 nor have I ever so I can't really advise about how it would affect the RAM. Lots of people with coolers end up getting low profile RAM, though, maybe to be on the safe side or maybe because it is required.
  4. Do you think the case will fit a possible 2nd video card in the future?
  5. I don't see any good reason why it won't.

    If the case will fit the board and one card then it should have no problems fitting a second card.

    If you get the regular gigabyte atx motherboard and the xfx 850w that I chose, you should have no problems fitting and powering 2x 560TIs and you should have no problems fitting the whole thing in the HAF 922.

    If you change any of those parts, I would have to evaluate again.
  6. Thanks a lot for your help!
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