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First Time Build

Approximate Purchase Date: 1-2 Weeks

Budget Range: $1000-$1200 Before / After Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, watching movies, surfing the internet

Parts Not Required: keyboard, speakers, sound card

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg

Country: United States

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: Intel, NVIDIA, Mid Tower case, 23" LCD Monitor

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: Don't need a window or anything fancy and don't mind a bit of noise


Case: Antex Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129066&Tpk=antec%20three%20hundred%20illusion

Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131837

CPU: Intel Core - i5 - 3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4Ghz(3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77w Quad-core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637153570K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504

Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148840

Memory: Kingston Hyperx Blu 8GB(2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Desktop Memory Model KHX1333C9D3B1K2/8G
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820104231

GPU: EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB( Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x 16 HPCP Ready SLI Support FPB Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130604

PSU: CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W ATX12V V2 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139028&Tpk=CORSAIR%20Builder%20Series%20CX600%20V2%20600W%20ATX12V%20V2%2080

Optical Drive: ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit-OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986

Monitor: ASUS VH236H Black 23" 2ms Full HD Widescreen LCD Monitor w/ Speakers 300 cd/m2 20000 :1 (ASCR)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236059

Mouse: GIGABYTE GM-M6880 Metal Black USB Wired Laser 1600 dpi Gaming Mouse

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826146010
A few questions, is everything compatible? Is the PSU good enough? Will this build run games like Guild Wars 2 on Ultra at least smoothly?
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  1. Your RAM model number does not exist. If it is this kit
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820104231
    It's OK.

    You need to give us a bit more info. I think we could do a little better at that price point.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advice
  2. Thanks, I fixed everything up now.
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    I think at that budget the 560ti is a bit low. Let me see what can be done.

    SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner SATA Model SH-222BB/BEBE - OEM
    Rosewill RANGER Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case,two-toned interior coating,come with Three Fans,Support up to 7 Fans, ...
    Front USB 3 ports, adequate cooling. You could always swap out the fan if the color is annoying. NOTE the promo code.
    Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    ASUS VS Series VS247H-P Black 23.6" 2ms LED Backlight Widescreen LCD Monitor
    EVGA SuperClocked 012-P3-1573-KR GeForce GTX 570 HD w/Display-Port (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP ...
    There you go. EVGA warranty and excellent performance.
    Newegg Free CPU Magazine Coupon
    SeaSonic M12II 520 Bronze 520W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
    Higher quality PSU for about the same price. All the power you need.
    Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 996995
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
    Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
    ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    TOTAL: $1,221.56

    That price is with shipping to me, but does not include promo codes which will knock it down. You do want a cooler yet though...
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099
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