Building a comp (Help needed)

This will be my first time building a computer, and need a little advice. I have already picked out the parts but need to know if I am getting the right parts for what I need. This will mainly be a gaming pc and something I watch movies on, thats it! I am trying to stay under 1500$! All items and prices are from and

From the U.S / Prefer to use - Tigerdirect as I am first time buyer, unless you can suggest other well known sites / Dont have a clue how to overclock / dont know what SLI or crossfire is / and not sure what I would need for resolution!! (This is stay in line of format for posting)

I r noob when it comes to this hehe!!

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I52500

Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD3P LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Video Card: EVGA 01G-P3-1460-KR GeForce GTX 560 Video Card - 1GB, GDDR5, PCI-Express 2.0 (x16), 2x Dual-Link DVI-I, Mini-HDMI, DirectX 11, Dual-Slot, SLI Ready

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model F3-17000CL11Q-16GBZL

Power supply: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Case: AZZA Solano 1000R Black / Red Japanese SECC Steel/Metal mesh in front ATX Full Tower Computer Case

DVD Drive: LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM

Monitor: ASUS VH232H Glossy Black 23" 5ms Widescreen Full HD 1080p LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 ASCR 20000:1 w/Speakers & HDMI


Asus VE228H 21.5" Full HD HDMI LED BackLight LCD Monitor w/Speakers ASCR 10,000,000:1
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  1. If you are not overclocking and never plan to in the future, I would get the i5-2400 instead and a H67 chipset motherboard. However, since overclocking is very simple nowadays, I recommend the i5-2500k and a p67/z68 motherboard.
  2. You should upgrade to the i5 2500k, if you plan to overclock in the future. Seems like a good investment to me.

    You also dont need 16gb of ram. 8 should do. If you really want 16 you should go for 2x 8gb sticks.
  3. Less ram? I spend about 8-10 hrs a day on the computer playing games. I want to be able to stream them as well. Probably will have several web browsers open while this going on as well. So still less ram? Or is that a cpu thing? Sorry im not good with this kinda stuff at all :S
  4. So you will be doing video recording and editing too?
  5. no editing, just streaming the games I am in using and their streaming service.
  6. Getting ready to purchase these items in a few hrs. Wanting to know if should get the suggested parts or change them out. Any advice would be appreciated!
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