First Build, need advice

Greetings All,

I have been using this site to help threw the very long and tedious process of picking my parts for my first attempt at a build. So i would like to thank everyone for all the info they posted and/or question they asked. After all the research i have my components in my cart ready for the buy button. So i thought i would run it by you guys who have helped me so much. This build will be used for moderate to heavy gaming.

I have already bought a few parts from my local dealer. I will list those first, then the rest from So please give me any advice you can give since this is all new to me. Again thanks for all the help you have given me already

Items i picked up from my dealer

Case- IN WIN Fanqua $70

PSU- Silent Pro Gold 800W $110

MOBO- Asus P8H67-V (don't plan on overclocking) $105

CPU Cooler- Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO $25.00

CD/DVD burner- Lite On DVD burner $15.00

Items from

CPU- Intel i7-2600 $299.99

GPU- PowerColor AX7850 2GBD5-2DH Radeon HD 7850 $259.99

SSD- Intel 520 Series Cherryville SSDSC2CW060A3K5 2.5" 60GB SATA III MLC $119.00

HDD- Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" $139.99

Memory(RAM)- CORSAIR XMS3 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 $89.99

I already have a monitor, keyboard, mouse, Ect.. Now first question i know thats going to be asked is why i have a hyper 212 if i dont plan on over clocking. Well simple answers is, I have heard the stock cooler is junk and it just looks neat. I have already checked and the RAM will fit with this cooler. So please let me know if i need to change anything or swap parts.

Thanks again guys
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  1. Wow you guys act quick. Thanks for that quick advice. Yes the build will be mainly gaming. OK the 2600 is more CPU, drop down to 2500. With the money i take out of the CPU i can get a bigger SSD. I got tons of info in 5min flat you guys are great Thanks gary1 for the info.
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