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N's First Gaming Build

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May 1, 2012 12:45:36 AM

This is my first build that I have been looking at doing. I have done a lot of research but of course doing building something like this and investing that much time and money into it I figured that it would be really smart to ask the people that really know what they are doing. I listed the parts and the links below.
Case: Rosewill Thor V2 http://www.rosewill.com/products/1798/ProductDetail_Ove...
mobo: MSI Z68A-GD55 (G3) LGA 1155
http://www.msi.com/product/mb/Z68A-GD55--G3-.html#/?div...
cpu: Intel® Core™ i5-2500K Processor
http://ark.intel.com/products/52210/Intel-Core-i5-2500K...(6M-Cache-up-to-3_70-GHz)
Graphics Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 (100314-3L) 1024MB PCIe x16 Gen 2.1
http://shop.amd.com/us/All/Detail/GraphicCard/100314-3L...
Hard Drive: Western Digital 1 TB Caviar Blue SATA III 7200 RPM 32 MB Cache
I don't have a link for this, really looking for some input with this. I really want to go cheaper than a hundred dollars on a good hard drive. Don't really need a ton of space, at least 500GB up to 1TB. Just wasn't sure how well this one would work.
Power supply: I am totally lost on this too. I used a power supply calculator from asus but didn't trust it too much. I figure that I need 1000W minimum to run everything, but not sure how much really and even what brand was good.
I have not decided for sure on the specific RAM yet but it looks like I would be going to at least 8GB DDRM 1333Hz ram from Corsair to start with because that was the highest amount commonly supported by all the components.
And eventually I also plan on getting another matching graphics card because the mobo supports AMD Crossfire, so I could get improved graphics.

Any help with this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
-N

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May 1, 2012 11:50:14 AM

Also, I failed to say so before, but I would like to be able to overclock the machine. Supposed to be able to with these parts, but just double checking. Thanks
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