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First gaming build, need advice.

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May 6, 2012 5:20:20 PM

Hello. This is my first time that I'm going to be building a gaming PC, so I was just wondering if I will have any problems with this. I also wanted a little advice on motherboards and a graphics card that I am getting. The main thing that I am worried about is if I will have enough cooling and that all of my parts are compatible. And if there is a cheaper case, I would definately appreciate it. The only reason I was looking at this was because I like thermaltake, and it has good cooling from the looks of it.
All help is appreciated!

Budget: Up to $1000
Country: U.S.
Preffered part sites: newegg
Overclock: No
SLI or Crossfire: No

CPU-intel i5 2500k
Ram- 8 Gigs (4 GB x 2) corsair dominator DDR3 1600
PSU- Thermaltake TR2 RX 750w Bronze
GPU- MSI R6850 Cyclone Radeon HD 1 GB Single Card
Case- Thermaltake Level 10 Snow Edition ATX Mid-Tower Case

Links for parts.
Case - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GPU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Parts not needed: OS (Windows 7), Keyboard, Mouse, Hard Drives(just going normal hard drives, no ssd, and plan on using western digital), monitor, speakers.

So yup, there it is. All I plan on using it for is a few graphic and video editing programs, and gaming. The games
that I will most likely be playing are TF2, CoD, Battlefield (maybe), and possibly diablo III. If thats any help.

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a b 4 Gaming
May 6, 2012 5:42:21 PM

You don't want that old school 1.65v RAM for an 1155 board. You want 1.5v RAM. Also seeing how you don't plan on over clocking and no second card in the future you don't need an unlocked cpu like that 2500K and that psu is not only over kill, but it's not one you would see recommended on here.

And what is your monitors resolution or do you need to include that in the build?

http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Carbide-Series-Mid-Tower-... $75.84 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Corsair Carbide Series 300R Mid-Tower Gaming Case - CC-9011014-WW

http://www.corsair.com/carbide-series-300r-compact-pc-g... <----- another look at that case

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml... $59.99 + .99 shipping
Antec High Current Gamer Series 520W ATX Power Supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $269.98
ASRock B75 PRO3 LGA 1155 Intel B75 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Intel Core i5-3450 Ivy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.5GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2500 BX80637I53450

http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=Z75%20Pro3 <----another look at that board

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $44.99 FREE SHIPPING
G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-8GAO

http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-SH-222BB-BEBE-Internal-So... $16.99 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25
Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE 22X SATA DVDRW Internal Drive (Black), Bulk without Software
a b 4 Gaming
May 6, 2012 6:03:59 PM

Check out my $850 build here:
http://www.squidoo.com/electronicandmore
It'd be more than adequate and would give you a much larger performance boost.

Question is, you have purchased your listed parts have you?
May 6, 2012 7:28:55 PM

All right, I should have changed the second card thing to maybe. I might want to do it in the future, but for now no. I will take the RAM into account, and what do you recconmend for power supply? Also if I would change the processor and then go with that mother board would the parts all be compatible, and would it stay cool with the same case?
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