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Build for gaming, first build.

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April 24, 2012 2:02:31 AM

I have posted once before about a gaming build and since then i have revised my build a little bit. The reason i am building this is for gaming, and also to get myself familiar with the hardware of PC's. The games i will be playing are as follows, Diablo 3, Torchlight 2, Guildwars 2, and Borderlands 2, i would like to run these at high with 60+fps I also want a build that will last me a while.
I do not plan to SLI/Crossfire since this is my first build.
I do not plan to overclock mostly because i don't feel the need for it on the games i listed above and i have absolutely no idea how to overclock. If someone could tell me when i would need to overclock or if i would need to overclock my pcu and gpu at all(when is it necessary).
Case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Pretty much set on this case, like everything about it and the red LED's just make it that much better. I'm hoping everything will fit in this case.
HDD http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... I'm set on a 1TB+ HDD, but i'm also considering an SSD for a boot drive for windows.
CPU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Here's where i had a question or two. Does it really matter if i'm not going to overclock or should i take a step down to the i5-2500, or should i stick with the 2500k even if i don't plan on OCing.
GPU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168.... Recommendations are welcome.
PSU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Red LED's, modular. I'm hoping this PSU will be more then enough for what i picked out :) .
RAM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Red version.
MOBO http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Is all of this compatible?
Recommendations Welcome(try to keep it ~1000) U.S, N.C
Edit: MOBO Link

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April 24, 2012 6:42:59 PM

That power supply is WAY OVERPOWERED for a single card setup. Get a 650 Watt corsair, or a 550 Watt Seasonic and save $30. This combined with the $20 savings from the non-K processor should be enough to bump you up to a 570 GTX. Which will definetly help playing borderlands 2.

If you have money to spare, I would further upgrade your video card to a 680GTX.

I couldnt see your link to the motherboard, its broken. So I cant tell you if your mobo is compatible. But with your needs (especially the need to save money so as to spend more on the graphics card) I would get a p67 or z68 micro-ATX board for under $100. Make sure it has pcie 3.0, usb 3.0 and Sata III.
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April 24, 2012 7:01:28 PM

less money is always a plus, and the fact that i can put it to a better GPU is even better. Thank you for both of your suggestions, definitely will be taken into account.
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