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$1100 Gaming Build - ADVICE PLEASE!!!

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May 10, 2012 7:19:27 AM

Hi there, I've assembled a list of components that I have put together after reading countless forum postings. I would like to hear what you have to say about it, all comments/criticism/advice will be thoughtfully considered. This machine will be used mainly for gaming (D3, BF3) and watching movies along with very slight amounts of 3d modeling. Price range is approximately $1100 as stated. Your help is greatly appreciated, Thanks!

Intel i5-3570k
MSI Z77A - G45
Sapphire HD 7850
GSkill Ripjaws X Series 8GB 1333 MHz (should I bother getting 1600 MHz?)
PC Power and Cooling 750W Silencer MK II
CoolerMaster HF 922
CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Plus (Does this fit the ivy bridge processor I selected above)
128GB Crucial M4 SSD
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 7200 RPM HD
ASUS 24x DVD Burner

The above totals to about $1125 :bounce:  :bounce: 

Some of the more pressing questions on my mind are: will my psu fit in the hf 922? Will the hf 922 fit the hyper 212 Plus cpu cooler I picked? These can probably be answered best by people who have had experience with those products (or similar) since I can't really visualize it myself. Are there any incompatabilities with this build? Any comments or advice? Every response is helpful, thank you again! :D  :D 

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May 10, 2012 9:01:06 AM

You wont have any problems fitting that heat sink inside that case. That case is roomy.

If you need front 3.0 USB ports later on then this down below will work fine for that.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $12.99 FREE SHIPPING
Biostar CABLEUSB3.0 USB 3.0 Cable Bracket

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E... <----- you want LOW PROFILE RAM so you don't have any problems installing that after market cpu h/s. Look at the G.Skill Ares, Corsair Low Profile Vengeance or this RAM down below.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $41.99 FREE SHIPPING
Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory with heatshield Model PSD38G1600KH

Combo to save you some $. The CM EVO 212 is a nice step up.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $174.98 save: $10.00
MSI Z77A-G45 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/AM3+


And a few money savors.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $102.99 FREE SHIPPING
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR120GB 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

or....

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $104.99 FREE SHIPPING
ADATA S510 Series AS510S3-120GM-O 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - OEM
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May 10, 2012 6:04:01 PM

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