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July 19, 2012 12:02:00 AM

So this is the first time that i'm building a computer, i've got the stuff i want selected but i got a couple of questions about them like,are they compatible?.Will they fit in the case i picked?. Is the psu good enough?. Am i missing anything else? any help would be appreciated

Case: cooler master 690 II ATX mid tower
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: HD 6950
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: Antec earthwatts 650 green
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU: i5 2400
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: G. Skill x series 8 gb 240 pin DDR3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MOBO: ASUS z77-v
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD drive:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: Caviar black 500 gb
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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July 19, 2012 12:05:30 AM

Switch your CPU to the i5-3450 if you're using Z77. Otherwise most of that looks good. What's your budget?
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July 19, 2012 12:06:32 AM

Around 950-1000 USD
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July 19, 2012 12:36:31 AM

You can get a way better CPU and GPU for that:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H77-DS3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($349.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $966.92
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-07-18 20:35 EDT-0400)
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July 27, 2012 3:11:57 AM

Best answer selected by jmamh.
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