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Need advice! FIRST TIME BUILDER! 1100 MAX! have no idea what im doing!

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July 12, 2012 10:54:29 PM

I AM SO NERVOUS ABOUT BUYING THIS! I HAVE NO IDEA HOW TO PUT IT TOGETHER... IM 17 BTW!!! I NEED TO KNOW IF THIS IS COMPATIBLE AND IF ITS A GOOD BUILD FOR WHAT I MY NEEDS ARE... the price doesnt include windows cause i already have it...
Is there anything else i need like certain plugs or anything extra i need to buy ontop of these parts?
Do all the wires come with this?
And for my monitor do i need to buy a HDMI cable? or does it come with the monitor??
WOULD REALLY appreciate some help as i am a new computer buyer and want this to go super smoothly :D 


Approximate Purchase Date: End of July

Budget Range: $1000-1100

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Main use is for gaming, of course I web surf, and I stream on netflix.

Country: U.S

Parts Preferences: Was originally considering an AMD FX 4170 build but was told that I should stick with the i5-2500k

Overclocking: Maybe. Leaning more towards yes.

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I play games such as WoW, SW:TOR (not sure if i'm re subbing to that though) Diablo 3, Skyrim, Tera online, Guild wars 2. I like to play games at max settings (of course) I would prefer x8 AA, usually keep my shadow detail low, and x4 multisampling, bloom, triple buffering, etc..


Ideal build at the moment looking for any potential issues in the hardware, just trying to achieve 60 FPS in my games with no hiccups, or any advice how I can save money! :]

Case: COOLER MASTER Storm Enforcer SGC-1000-KWN1 Black SECC http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6819115072 -220

CPU Cooler: CORSAIR CWCH60: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6835181015 -65

Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813157271 -121

Graphics: MSI N560GTX-Ti 448 Twin Frozr III http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814127615 -280

PSU: Rosewill Green Series RG630-S12 630W http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817182200 - 60

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820231311 - 42

Monitor: ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" 5ms HDMI Full 1080P http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Keyboard: Logitech G110 Black USB Wired LED Backlighting Gaming Keyboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mouse: Logitech G300 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
July 12, 2012 11:13:44 PM

You say you dont know what you are doing but you make a better build than some people who say they do.

Change the gpu to a 7850. I have that cpu,cooler and it will oc like a charm.
It is a great buld with the 7850.
July 12, 2012 11:27:10 PM

also quick question... do i need the extra cpu cooler since my case has a few fans?
Thanks for the advice ^ i switched it up!
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July 13, 2012 12:07:55 AM

where would i put them? would i have room?
July 13, 2012 12:09:04 AM

You can only use 1 cpu cooler...lol so you would use the one I listed instead of the one that comes with it.
July 13, 2012 12:41:22 AM

See i am noob :(  but thanks man you were a real help :) 
July 13, 2012 2:18:28 AM

Btw is there any place i can lower the cost of it and still get the same results?
Not including the monitor and the keyboard and mouse... like any of the hardware?
And should i get the warranty on the cpu because im really scared that i will break it somehow when putting together the computer...
Plz help me out :) 
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July 13, 2012 3:21:38 AM

You will just use the new CPU cooler instead of the one that comes in the box.

Watch Youtube videos of people building computers. Ideally, find one where somebody is putting together one with a Z68 MB and a Sandy Bridge processor.

If you want to save a bit of cash, get a cheaper case. CoolerMaster HAF912 is like $50 and is a great case. Also, I find it odd that you're buying a new mouse and keyboard, are there none lying around that you could just reuse? Except for upgrading to a wireless mouse, I haven't paid for either of those in years.

Oh and yes all the cables will come with these EXCEPT that you will have to buy your own HDMI cable. Don't buy it at the store, look on eBay. Here's an ebay search for HDMI cables for $0.99 "buy it now" and they all have free shipping: http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_udlo=.99&_sop=15&_sacat...

HDMI cables are all the same. Don't buy any BS from a Best Buy employee or something claiming that their $40 cable is any better than the one you bought online for a buck. I've bought plenty of these over the years and they have all worked flawlessly. Just make sure to buy from a decent seller.
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