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First attempt at a build

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February 20, 2012 3:03:16 AM

Hey all,

Looking for some guidance as far as building a gaming machine. I'm brand new to the building scene. My budget is about $1,000. But I'm trying to stay as far under that as possible while keeping keeping the performance high. So here's what I came up with:

CPU:
Intel Core i5-2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM:
CORSAIR XMS3 16GB

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Videocard:
GeForce GTX 560 Ti

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard:
BIOSTAR TH67+ LGA 1155 Intel H67

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case:
COOLER MASTER Storm Scout

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

To keep costs low I was gonna salvage anything I'd need from my current comp (e.g. audio card and hdd). So Just wondering if this is a good build? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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February 20, 2012 4:35:10 AM

Find a hard drive that you like to go with this build and your good to go. :)  btw that "chief value" site where that case is located...it's owned and ran by Newegg.

http://www.chiefvalue.com/product/productdetails.aspx?s... $39.99 FREE SHIPPING
Xigmatek ASGARD II B/O CPC-T45UE-U01 Black / Orange 0.8 mm SECC / Aluminum and Aluminum Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Case - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $59.99
Antec NEO ECO 520C 520W Continuous Power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $64.99 FREE SHIPPING
ASRock H61M/U3S3 LGA 1155 Intel H61 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $189.99 FREE SHIPPING
Intel Core i5-2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.4GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I52400

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $38.99 FREE SHIPPING
Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model 996770

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $17.99 FREE SHIPPING
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

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $209.99
GIGABYTE GV-N560UD-1G GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $99.99 FREE SHIPPING
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM

http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=H61M/U3S3 <---- don't forget to download and install the latest bios for that motherboard.
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