Gaming build

Hey,
So i am building a computer here is my current items.

MSI Z77A-G45 MSI Raptor Barebones Kit -

MSI Z77A-G45 Motherboard,
Intel Core i5-2500K CPU,
Kingston 8GB DDR3 RAM Kit,
Seagate 1TB HDD,
24x DVDRW,
MSI Raptor Mid Tower Case,
DiabloTek 600W Power Supply

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2406873&pagenumber=1&RSort=3&csid=ITD&recordsPerPage=5&body=REVIEWS#CustomerReviewsBlock

In addition i am buying some other parts.

Coolmaster Hyper 212 plus

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065

Graphics Card - ?
and maybe another hard drive.

I had a few questions,
1 - Can my new heat sync fit in that case with the given motherboard?
2 - Should i buy additional 120mm fans?
3 - Can you suggest a graphics card that would fit and also allow for good gaming? (preferably nvivia)
4 - Also is there anything else i should consider getting?

Any information would be so very helpful!
Thanks :)
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  1. This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
  2. i can guarrantee the system is going to explode.

    judging by tigerdirect.ca, you are canada (i am too)

    http://pcpartpicker.com/ca/p/adpy

    heres something that is reliable and good. if you are to planning to upgrade in the future, you will need a 750w power supply
  3. What is your budget?

    You should fill out the sticky at the top of the new build forum so we can help you better.
  4. TheBigTroll said:
    i can guarrantee the system is going to explode.

    judging by tigerdirect.ca, you are canada (i am too)

    http://pcpartpicker.com/ca/p/adpy

    heres something that is reliable and good. if you are to planning to upgrade in the future, you will need a 750w power supply


    Why would it explode? Is it not a good deal?
  5. cranked said:
    What is your budget?

    You should fill out the sticky at the top of the new build forum so we can help you better.


    Sorry i am new to this type of forum thing. Heres some info.
    Theres no specific purchase date. Budget is not harsh maybe up to $1000 maybe more. It will be primarily for gaming. (Games such as Starcraft 2). I don't need a monitor, I do need a keyboard and mouse but thats not as important. Im living in Canada at the moment so parts from Canada would be better but its not a necessity. Looking at intel processors and nvidia graphics cards.
  6. Trinisk8er said:
    Why would it explode? Is it not a good deal?



    diablotek power supplies are known to explode
  7. Here is a sample build I put together that would be better than buying that kit:
    http://pcpartpicker.com/ca/p/afbF

    It does not offer OC or CF/SLI which you didn't mention and, I assume, aren't important to you. Things can be changed to add those features if you are really interested.

    It comes to 953 w/o kb/mouse.

    You could spend a little extra for a GTX670 if you want to push your budget another 150 or so.
  8. TheBigTroll said:
    diablotek power supplies are known to explode


    Oh ok thanks i didn't know that.
    What would you say if I bought the same deal but with a new power supply and the same graphics card suggested.
    It would come up to about $1033. (Without OS). While the one you suggested came up to about $1165. Plus I can try to sell the extra power supply. If i go that rout instead, what would i be sacrificing? Is it better?
  9. cranked said:
    Here is a sample build I put together that would be better than buying that kit:
    http://pcpartpicker.com/ca/p/afbF

    It does not offer OC or CF/SLI which you didn't mention and, I assume, aren't important to you. Things can be changed to add those features if you are really interested.

    It comes to 953 w/o kb/mouse.

    You could spend a little extra for a GTX670 if you want to push your budget another 150 or so.



    Im curious, what is bad about the kit. I know you know better than me, so for future reference I would like to be able to decide on my own. Also. Would i need to OC to play games at full graphics?
    Edit
    Games such as StarCraft 2
  10. OC can help future proof your system a bit since it does add some performance. no, you dont need to oc to play starcraft. get a 670 now and you will max out games for the next 2 years or so on 1080p
  11. TheBigTroll said:
    OC can help future proof your system a bit since it does add some performance. no, you dont need to oc to play starcraft. get a 670 now and you will max out games for the next 2 years or so on 1080p


    Ok thanks, and with respect to computer cases, will almost any case fit? I was looking for one that is a little more aesthetically pleasing :p :D
  12. Just get a Mid tower case and you will be fine.

    Find one you like and ask here if you are unsure.
  13. Ok. I have considered most of my options thanks for the help guys. Here is what I came up with thus far http://pcpartpicker.com/ca/p/aNbZ .Its a combination of all the suggestions minus the graphics card. The 670 is a bit expensive, is there any other graphics card that I can get that would be able to max out games like SC2, BF3, COD3?

    EDIT*
    Sorry this is the correct link http://pcpartpicker.com/ca/p/aNd7
    Also would a heat sync be required for this processor?
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