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First Build, $1000 Budget, Trying to purchase ASAP

This is my first time putting together a PC. I would like to do some gaming as well as image editing on it. I'd also like to keep a small form factor. These is what I've come up with. Please let me know what you think. Thank you all in advance.


SILVERSTONE Sugo Series SG05BB-450 ALL Black Plastic / SECC Mini-ITX Desktop Computer Case with SFX 450W 80+ Bronze Certified ...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811163171

ASRock Z77E-ITX LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Mini ITX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157312

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072

SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card (11200-00-20G)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102986

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314

Western Digital Scorpio Black WD7500BPKT 750GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache 2.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Notebook Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136835

Prolimatech PRO-SAM17 Samuel 17 CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835242009

Scythe SY1225SL12SH 120mm "Slipstream" Case Fan
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185060
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  1. I also have a 120 GB Intel SSD that I plan on using as a boot drive. Please let me know if everything is compatible. Thanks again.
  2. Looks good! I know some will question ITX, but it is just fine!
  3. Best answer
    The only thing I can think to change is the CPU to a 3570k (since you're getting a z77 board).
    And also the case has only one spot for a 2.5inch and 1 spot for a 3.5 inch drive. Your SSD would be taking the 2.5 and you can fit a 3.5 (HDD) in the other. It would be cheaper to get a 1TB 3.5 inch HDD instead of the 2.5 inch 750gb you chose.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148697
  4. Will an overclocked 2500k be faster than a stock 3570k due to the heat problems with Ivy Bridge?
  5. a IB 4.2GHz matches a SB 4.5GHz

    when IB gets to 4.5Ghz it tends to get hot so thats where good After market heatsinks come into play

    NOTE: WB scorpio is there laptop HDD series save some money and go with WD caviar blue

    about $80
  6. Best answer selected by ibuycheaprice.
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