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My first gaming build $800 budget

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March 21, 2012 5:52:02 PM

Ok so I've decided to build my own desktop I've looked around at parts and have selected a few but I have no idea if there compatible or quality parts.
It would be awesome if someone who knew what they were doing could guide me into choosing the right parts.

I have an $800 budget I don't need a monitor keyboard or mouse just parts and an os.

I might plan on overclocking later on but not right now so no aftermarket fans will be needed. I also might want to add a second gpu later on.

Ill mostly be using this for diablo 3 and some web crossing etc but will probably end up playing some high end games.

I was planning on using an i5 2500k and maybe a 6850 or 6870(I think those are the right names)

So any help would be awesome!
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March 22, 2012 9:09:06 AM

MOBO : ASRock Z68 PRO3 GEN3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU : I5 2500K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM : G.SKILL Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HDD : Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GPU : SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU : Antec BP550 Plus 550W Continuous Power 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
DVD-RW : SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CASE : NZXT Source 210
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
OS : Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
TOTAL : $804.91 and 790$ after rebates.
For 30$ i recommend you to buy a 6870 video card SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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March 22, 2012 10:05:48 AM

+1 ^sosofm's build.

my only suggestion would be to sub a Crucial M4 64GB SSD for the HDD at about the same price point if the OP has an old SATA HDD from another system to use a secondary storage device. Also agree on the HD 6870 as a good upgrade.
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March 22, 2012 4:30:03 PM

Great.
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