1st Gaming PC! Please help!!

Hi, Im new and i just thought of building a new gaming PC, hope i can get some advise on it thanks!

Approximate Purchase Date: 2 weeks time

Budget Range: around $1000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, surf internet, movies

Parts Not Required: mouse and speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: www.newegg.com

Country: US

Parts Preferences:Intel

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments:

i have the following parts in mind:


Intel Core i5-2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.4GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I52400


ASUS P8Z68-M Pro LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS


SeaSonic M12II 620 Bronze 620W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply


ASUS ENGTX560 TI DCII TOP/2DI/1GD5 GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card


SAMSUNG S23A300B High Glossy Black 23" 5ms Full HD LED BackLight LCD Monitor 250 cd/m2 DCR 1,000,000:1 (1,000:1)


HITACHI Deskstar 7K1000.C 0F10383 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive


CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9R


Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Keyboard


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  1. good build but i suggest going for the haf 922 for the case
  2. for the motherboard since you aren't going to use the built-in graphic(i assume) that you won't even need the features that z68 offer... for the same price you can get this one... slightly better vrm heatsink... with no sli/crossfire support... since you said you won't need it anyway... better go with aftermarket cpu cooler... even you're not overclocking.... i won't recommend the stock cooler... the cpu can get pretty hot during intense games.... by the way... it won't cost you a fortune.... lower temps means prolong lifespan....

    cpu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115074
    Intel Core i5-2400 - $190

    mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157253
    ASRock Fatal1ty P67 Performance - $130

    ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314
    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL - $47

    hsf: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181011
    CORSAIR CAFA70 - $30 after rebate

    hdd: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148840
    Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB - $115

    odd: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136236
    LG DVD Burner 24X GH24NS70 - $19

    psu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341051
    OCZ ZT Series 650W Fully-Modular - $70 after rebate

    gpu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127578
    MSI N560GTX-Ti Hawk 1GB - $220 after rebate

    case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147107
    Rosewill BLACKHAWK - $90

    monitor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824262012
    Hannspree By HannsG SL231DPB Glossy Black 23" - $150

    keyboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823109191
    Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 - $48

    total: $1109 after rebate excluding shipping

    since you're not going to overclock your gpu... let the vendor do it for you... at $10 cheaper than the asus model... this msi comes with factory overclock set at 950mhz... also... by $20 cheaper... you can get the ocz zt 650 watt power supply that comes with fully modular cable and single +12v rail at 54A.... what's not to like? this case is the best i can find that comes with almost all the fans pre-installed at $90 price tag plus removable hdd cage for longer vga cards plus usb 3.0 front.... bargain... okay i know this is already exceed $1000... but trust me... it is worth every penny you pay for....
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