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May 28, 2012 12:49:01 AM

Hopefully this is the correct place to put this. I want to make sure that this build is all compatible and also want to here any suggestions on improving it. I will be using this build primarily for GW2 and other games, Thanks.

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CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($115.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($256.97 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.00 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: OCZ 600W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($48.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH22NS90B DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VS228H-P 21.5" Monitor ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Logitech G110 Wired Standard Keyboard ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1095.87
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-05-27 20:48 EDT-0400)

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May 28, 2012 1:10:45 AM

You could go with a cheaper Z68 board since you are going with sandy bridge, but you don't have too.

You want to get an aftermarket cooler if you plan on overclocking that i5. Get the Hyper 212 EVO, cheap and does a good job.

Also, that video card is pretty short, but you might want to look at some reviews on that case to make sure there will be no obstructions inside.
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