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April 22, 2012 12:47:21 AM

Corsair CC600TWM-WHT Special Edition Graphite Series 600T Mid Tower Gaming Computer Case - White

ASUS Intel LGA 1155 - Z68 PCIe 3.0 - SLI/CrossFireX Support Intel Z68 Micro ATX DDR3 2200 Motherboards Maximus IV Gene-Z/GEN3

Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 OC 2 GB DDR5 HDMI/DVI-I/Dual Mini DP PCI-Express Graphics Card 11200-01-20G

Corsair Vengeance Blue 8 GB (2X4 GB) PC3-12800 1600mHz DDR3 240-Pin SDRAM Dual Channel Memory Kit CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B x2 16bg total

OCZ Fatal1ty 750W Modular Gaming Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandy Bridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom

Western Digital Caviar Green 2 TB Desktop Hard Drive WD20EARX

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler, RR-B10-212P-G1

Intel Core i5-2500K Processor

$1161.79 is final price. I am amazon prime member so if I order it there I get all the parts in 2 days.

I have never built a computer and just learned what a video card, ram, motherboard, and processor was in the last 48 hours. My main goal is to play diablo 3. I plan to play other games as well, but for now diablo is what drove me to research and pick these parts. I know building is cheaper than buying it premade, and since my retarded brother told me he built a PC I am sure I can handle it.

I read something about a better i5 coming out in a few days, so I will wait for that I am thinking, and see if it isnt too expensive or whatnot.

Please look over my parts I chose, I am just worried I missed something like, maybe the processor isnt compatible with something, I dunno. Please, any suggestions or advice is welcome.

Also, I don't know why I chose that case it just looks cool and seemed to have good reviews. If someone knows of a better or cheaper one let me know, also I am super clueless on motherboards so I have no idea if this motherboard is good.

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Anonymous
April 22, 2012 12:54:32 AM

personally i like full sized boards, NON microATX, because there is more room to work.

how about:
ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3 $179.99
http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-LGA-1155-Motherboards-P8Z68-...

EDIT:
also i do not know about those corsair heatsinks fitting under your cpu fan. btw, you do ot need 16Gigs of RAM!
try:
Corsair Vengeance Low Profile 8 GB PC3-12800 1600mhz $54.03
http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance-Profile-PC3-128...

EDITII:
unless your going to crossfire out the shoot that 750 is too much. even then a 600 would handle your card c/f
Rosewill RG630-S12 630-Watt Green Series 80 PLUS
http://www.amazon.com/Rosewill-RG630-S12-630-Watt-Certi...


ok done being picky :)  overall your good except the heatsink on the RAM fitting under the fan for the cpu heatsink . . . .please make that change. especially if you decide to stay with the microATX board. no room and you may be screwed.
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April 22, 2012 1:04:35 AM

Or a $120 Z68 Extreme3, which'll be almost equally good.
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April 22, 2012 1:12:50 AM

drop the psu to 550-650W and go with Silverstone or Sea Sonic. 750W is way more than you need for this rig. Go for quality psu instead of quantity....
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April 22, 2012 1:50:21 AM

Ok if i changed to the ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3 would the ram be ok to fit in the case? Or do i need to choose a different case so the ram would not hit the fan? Or do you mean it might hit the fan on top of the cpu?
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Anonymous
April 22, 2012 2:00:30 AM

the fan on the cooler master cpu heat sink is usually above the first DIMM slot for the RAM. too tall of RAM heatsinks will not fit under it. it has nothing to do with the size of the case but how tall the ram is.

watch this and you will see that RAM slot #0 (the first one) is blocked by the fan. so they used slots #1 and#3.(the second and fourth slot)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w83KY2dcrGI
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April 22, 2012 3:27:32 AM

Check my sig.
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