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February 1, 2012 9:40:52 PM

Hello, I'm building my first computer. This computer is going to be meant for gaming. I need help to see if my parts are compatible with each other. Also how do i figure out how/where to plug everything together when i buy all my parts? Would my wattage be enough if i were to overclock my processors/GPU in the future if i decide to? Should i stick with the AMD processor that i have chosen or should i switch to Intel if I should which processor would you recommend? Suggestions or advice would be greatly appreciated :D . I'm a beginner to all this computer building stuff so yea..

$700-$800 BUDGET

My build so far

Hard Drive:
Western Digital 2TB Caviar Green SATA3 Intelli Power 64MB Cache 3.5IN Internal Hard Disk Drive HDD http://ncix.com/products/?sku=62047&vpn=WD20EARX&manufa...

Processor/CPU:
Intel Core i5 2310 Quad Core Processor LGA1155 2.9GHZ Sandy Bridge 6MB http://ncix.com/products/?sku=61140&vpn=BX80623I52310&m...

Graphics Card/GPU:
Gigabyte Radeon HD 6850 Windforce 820MHZ 1GB 4.2GHZ GDDR5 2xDVI HDMI Display Port PCI-E Video Card http://ncix.com/products/?sku=58225&vpn=GV-R685OC-1GD&m...

Power Supply:
OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W ATX 20/24PIN SLI Ready Modular Cables 135mm Fan Active PFC Power Supply http://ncix.com/products/?sku=33041&vpn=OCZ600MXSP&manu...

RAM:
Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 Vengeance 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Dual Channel Memory Kit http://ncix.com/products/?sku=57078&vpn=CMZ8GX3M2A1600C...

Case:
Coolermaster Haf 912 Black Mid Tower ATX Case 4X5.25 1X3.5 6X3.5INT No PS Front USB Sound
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=55583&vpn=RC-912-KKN1&man...

Motherboard:
Gigabyte Z68MA-D2H-B3 mATX LGA1155 Z68 DDR3 3PCI-E16 1PCI-E1 HDMI DVI SLI SATA3 USB3.0 Motherboard
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=61004&vpn=GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3...





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February 1, 2012 9:52:59 PM

Microcenter.com has i5 2500k for 180.00 and you get 50 bucks off of the mother board that you buy with it(doesnt show until checkout.. I called them lol). From what I understand 2500k beats all the AMD cpus for gaming in your price range.
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February 2, 2012 9:04:40 AM

I like the Green drives for storage, but they are normally terrible boot drives.

Because this is your first build, look at the following threads while you are waiting for your parts.
Build it yourself:
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/274745-13-step-step...

And although this primarily a troubleshooting thread, the first part contains a checklist that will catch most noob mistakes:
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261145-31-read-postin...

And I recommend breadboarding a new build:
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/262730-31-breadboardi...

It doesn't take long, and it lets you test your parts before you install them in the case.
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February 2, 2012 8:13:05 PM

I edited my build cause i decided to change my CPU to Intel instead of AMD so see if my parts are compatible
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February 6, 2012 12:51:22 AM

Sophisticated said:
I edited my build cause i decided to change my CPU to Intel instead of AMD so see if my parts are compatible



They will be. :) 
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