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June 16, 2012 9:34:53 PM

Hello all, im building my first computer and before i hit go i want to make sure i didnt make any silly mistakes.

If you see anything that isnt compatible or would be better for less or around the same price please let me know!
(i really dont want to go much over 1500)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer USB 3.0 Mid Tower $85
http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Enforcer-Interior-S...

CPU:Intel Core i7-2600K Processor $300
http://www.amazon.com/Intel-BX80623I72600K-Core-i7-2600...

Motherboard: ASUS LGA 1155 - Z68 P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 $206
http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-LGA-1155-Motherboards-P8Z68-...
RAM:

RAM: Corsair Vengeance Blue 16 GB DDR3 $95
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004RFBIUU/ref=pd_lpo_...

GPU: GTX670 $400

SSD:Crucial 256 GB m4 $180
http://www.amazon.com/Crucial-2-5-Inch-Solid-State-CT25...

HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1T $80
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: Cooler master Power Supply 240-Pin 1200 Power Supply $164
http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-master-Supply-240-Pin-RSA0...

OS: Already have it

TOTAL: 1510


For the most part i picked out all the parts in the "people who bought this item also bought" section, so my main concern is that it is all compatible.

However, im not sure im getting the best bang for buck either. I dont want to spend more, but if im missing something thats a significant upgrade please let me know!

Thank you.
a c 118 B Homebuilt system
June 16, 2012 9:52:22 PM

If this is primarily a gaming rig, theres no advantage over an i5 in the i7. You could save money there. Save some money and get an i5 2500K. Even in productivity type work the 2600k advantage is not very substantial.

You also don't need 16GB of RAM, 8GB is plenty.

The Power supply? seriously? insanely overpriced and overpowered:

Consider this:
http://www.amazon.com/CORSAIR-Enthusiast-Series-Certifi...

If you're willing to spend that much on a mobo, you understand its more than you really need. But.. even so.. if you're gonna go that high on the price point, I'd go with a Sabertooth, they're GREAT motherboards
http://www.amazon.com/SABERTOOTH-Z77-Series-Motherboard...
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June 16, 2012 9:58:06 PM

thanks for the quick response!

i like the look of that PSU and will change to that.

However for the motherboard i really wasnt looking for an 'expensive' motherboard as much as i was looking for one that 'wasnt cheap'. If you know of a motherboard that is compatible with this system for much less i would be grateful!

thanks for the help!
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a c 118 B Homebuilt system
June 16, 2012 10:26:36 PM

Oh sure, no problem:

This will get the job done:
http://www.amazon.com/ASRock-Z68-PRO3-GEN3-Intel/dp/B00...
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June 16, 2012 10:33:58 PM

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