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Need advice on first build

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June 23, 2012 7:30:00 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: ASAP

Budget Range: As close to 1000 as I can get.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, surfing the web

Parts Not Required: Mouse, keyboard

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: I will be buying from Canada Computers

Country: Canada

Parts Preferences: No preference

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: No idea

Parts I have selected


Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor $219.99


Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard $174.99


G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $52.99

Hard Drive

Western Digital Scorpio Blue 1TB 2.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive $119.99

Video Card

EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB Video Card $234.99


Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case $54.99

Power Supply

Antec 650W ATX12V Power Supply $64.99

Optical Drive

LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer $24.99

So have I selected good parts? Will they all work together with out any problems? Is there anything I need or that I could get rid of?

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June 23, 2012 7:33:30 PM

Spend $6 more and get the 7850 Sapphire. It can be OCed to 1000 MHz without touching voltages.
June 23, 2012 8:15:51 PM

No over clocking, no dual vid cards then look to make these changes. Also I would look for a faster hard drive, even if it means dropping to a 500GB h/d to make budget. And look for a case with front 3.0 USB ports like this one down below seeing how all these new 1155 boards come with a front 3.0 USB header. $59.99
Antec Three Hundred Two Premium AB All Black Gaming Series Mid-ATX w/ 1x 140mm Blue Twocool / 2x 120mm Blue Twocool -- *Canada Computers Exclusive* $54.88
Antec HCG-520 High Current Gamer 520W Continuous Power Supply $84.99
Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3H Socket 1155 Intel B75 Chipset Dual Channel DDR3 1600/1333/1066 MHz 2x PCI-Express x16 GigaLAN 7.1-CH HD Audio 1x SATA 6Gb/s 5 x SATA 3Gb/s x USB 2.0 x USB 3.0 VGA/DVI/HDMI Micro ATX $189.99
Intel Core i5-3450 Quad-Core Socket 1155, 3.1Ghz, 6MB L3 Cache, 22nm (Retail Boxed) Gen3 (BX806237I53450 / BX80637I53450) $264.99
MSI R7850 Twin Frozr 2GD5/OC AMD Radeon HD 7850 Chipset (900Mhz) 2048MB GDDR5 (4800Mhz) DVI/HDMI/Dual Mini Display Port PCI Express 3.0 Graphics Card