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May 31, 2012 6:07:23 AM

Hey guys I'm building my first PC, and I need some help. I'd love to spend $1100 max including shipping and whatnot, and i've found a decent start (at least I think) on newegg.com. I don't know if this is the best deal or if these parts are even compatible. I appreciate all help/ suggestions for better deals! Thank you

Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Antec DF-85 Black Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case

PowerColor AX7850 2GBD5-2DH Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

Antec EarthWatts EA-650 GREEN 650W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

G.SKILL Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model F3-10600CL9D-8GBNT

ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM

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May 31, 2012 10:55:05 AM

1: why not get ivy bridge. its slightly faster. if you are, get the i5 3570k
2: for ivy bridge you will need z77 motherboards. asrock exteme4 or gigabyte z77x-ud3h are great choices. pick the cheaper one
3: go with 1600mhz ram. its 10% faster than 1333. you need some lower profile ram to fit them under heatsinks
4: get a hyper 212 evo cpu cooler. it will allow for overclocks and will make your cpu run much cooler. it is slightly better than the plus.
5: get a xfx 650w PSU. they look nice and are made by seasonic (=awesome)
6: make sure that you get the hard drive with 64mb of cache. is more faster
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