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February 10, 2012 1:22:27 AM

ok so this is my first post on this site and my first attempt to build my own computer. i think these parts will work but i want to make sure.. also if any1 has any ideas as to how i could make it better let me know, please and thank you. also i have a general idea on how to install a water cooling system but can't find anywhere to get the system for a decent price. i'm looking to cool my cpu and gpu but everything i find only is a cpu cooler. am i just dumb or is it really that hard to find a video card block?

Approximate Purchase Date: this week or as soon as I figure out my whole build

Budget Range: $1,200

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, surfing the internet, watching hulu/youtube

Parts Not Required: mouse, monitor (Resolution:1600 x 900), speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com (doesn't really matter)

Country: USA (Hawaii)

Overclocking: yes, but not until I get a water cooling system which will be later

SLI or Crossfire: No



Parts I'm looking at so far:

NZXT Phantom 410 CA-PH410-B1 White Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support FPB Video ...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Turtle Beach Audio Advantage Micro II Virtual 5.1 Surround Channels USB Interface Analog & Digital Audio Adapter
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

APEVIA ATX-AQ700W-BK 700W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

(changed as a result of comment) CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power ...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GIGABYTE GA-Z68AP-D3(R2.0) LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 ...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

LG DVD Burner Black SATA Model GH24NS70 - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


total: $1,116.90

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February 10, 2012 1:54:24 AM

Don't cut corners on your power supply - a bad one will cause you untold and difficult-to-diagnose problems. Newegg has some good ones, here's a sample.
February 10, 2012 3:17:23 AM

Unless your a hardcore audiophile the odds of you needing a sound card are slim to none. Like the other poster pointed out, ditch that psu and. Also try to get as much as you can from Amazon so you don't get hosed on neweggs shipping cost to Hawaii...and get a Gen 3 board so yu have the option to upgrade to Ivy Bridge and PCI-E 3.0 later on. Seeing how you live in Hawaii where it gets warm, you might want to look at some Corsair and Cooler Master cases that have better airflow.

http://www.amazon.com/OCZ-80PLUS-Bronze-Performance-com... $99.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
OCZ ZS Series 750W 80PLUS Bronze High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandy Bridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $121.99
ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.amazon.com/Intel-BOX80623I52500K-Core-i5-250... $219.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Intel Core i5-2500K Processor

http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-Sleeve-RR-B10... $24.39 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler, RR-B10-212P-G1

http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance-PC3-12800-1600m... $49.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Corsair Vengeance Blu 8 GB (2X4 GB) PC3-12800 1600mHz DDR3 240-Pin SDRAM Dual Channel Memory Kit CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B

http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-GeForce-Mini-HDMI-Graphi... $224.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1 GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 DVI-I x 2 / Mini-HDMI SLI Ready Graphics Card, GV-N560OC-1GI

http://www.amazon.com/Asus-24xDVD%C2%B1RW-Serial-Intern... $22.88 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25
Asus 24xDVD±RW Serial ATA Internal OEM Drive DRW-24B1ST (Black)
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