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My (new/improved) first-time build

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January 19, 2012 4:08:27 PM

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=N82E168...

Processor: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU Cooler: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Memory: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Graphics: MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 2GB 256-bit GDDR5
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SSHD: Crucial M4 64GB SATA III MLC Internal SSD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Optical: LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk 24X
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 922 Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power: KINGWIN Lazer LZ-850 850W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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January 19, 2012 4:19:08 PM

Done.

Thanks! Anything else?
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January 19, 2012 5:27:00 PM

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.
January 20, 2012 4:34:11 PM

Do you think the case will fit a possible 2nd video card in the future?
a c 78 B Homebuilt system
January 20, 2012 6:03:11 PM

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.
January 20, 2012 6:53:39 PM

Thanks a lot for your help!
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