First time build of a gaming pc

This will be the first time i ever build my own computer and needs so help. i love computer gaming but want to be able to play games at there full resolution. i have made a list of components i think will make a good gaming machine but feel free to suggest anything you think i should change.

intel core i5-2500k sandy bridge processor

asus p8z77-v pro 1155 motherboard

western digital caviar black 1tb hdd

corsair gaming series gs800 800w atx12v power supply

corsair vengeance 8gb (2 x 4gb) 1600 ddr3 ram

asus bluray drive

cooler master haf 932 advanced blue edition rc-932 case

i need help with the video card. want something that will suit this system if its a good one that is that wont be overkill but also be up to par with playing game smoothly. thanks in advance for any advice and will hopefully be playing with some of you soon.
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  1. Fill out this please, it's a bit hard to help without knowing your resolution or your budget.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advice
  2. budget is around $1200 give or take.
    would like to use the computer for moderate-high end gaming and movies.
    i guess i would like to do overclocking but dont have any experience in it.
    all part were taken from newegg but it doesnt really matter.
    monitor isnt included in the price but looking for something around $200 that would be a good pair.
  3. What features on the Z68 Pro do you need?
  4. i really like the WiFi connectivity feature on it. was planing on the sabertooth model but think the z77 would be best for me.
  5. Monitor: ASUS VH236H Black 23" $149.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236059&cm_sp=Cat_Monitors-_-Weekly_Deal-_-24-236-059

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz $224.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504

    Mobo: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 $134.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157293

    Memory: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB $54.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233144

    Case: Antec Nine Hundred $99.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129021

    HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM $89.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185

    PSU: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W $69.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139020

    Optical Drive: ASUS 24X DVD BURNER $17.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

    GPU:SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7850 $249.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102986

    SSD (Optional): Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR120GB 2.5" 120GB $89.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226236

    CPU Cooler (Optional): COOLERMASTER HYPER 212 EVO $29.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099

    $1212.89 w/ the optional stuff, about $1050 without. If you want, you could change the 7850+optional stuff to a GTX 670, but it doesn't seem like you need/want one.
  6. wow thanks merueth that system looks great. will it be able to run games like skyrim and maybe some racing games at full res no prob? what are all the benefits of going with the ivy bridge processor vs the sandy bridge one
  7. dane6789 said:
    wow thanks merueth that system looks great. will it be able to run games like skyrim and maybe some racing games at full res no prob? what are all the benefits of going with the ivy bridge processor vs the sandy bridge one

    It runs Skyrim maxed out @ 64 FPS Average, assuming you are using a 1900x1080 monitor. I'd expect the same kind of performance for any racing games as well. If you overclock the 7850, you can probably get about 80 FPS on Skyrim.

    Ivy Bridge has a newer (22nm) architecture which helps it save power while providing more power per hertz (i.e. i5 3570k @ 4.2 GHz= i5-2500k @ 4.5 Ghz). Unfortunately, you cannot overclock it as much as SB processors. This is made up by the fact that OC'ing past 4.2 GHz makes virtually no difference in games, and also by the superior design.
  8. dane6789 said:
    budget is around $1200 give or take.
    would like to use the computer for moderate-high end gaming and movies.
    i guess i would like to do overclocking but dont have any experience in it.
    all part were taken from newegg but it doesnt really matter.
    monitor isnt included in the price but looking for something around $200 that would be a good pair.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advice <---- Is that Australian, Canadian or US dollars. What components do you have already if any? If you want help then please fill out the form so people here don't waste their time guessing.
  9. you are right sorry its US dollar i dont have any7 components thats why i said i was planing on getting the parts listed in my first post and also followed up the form questions right after that.
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