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July 20, 2012 8:28:06 PM

Hi,

I'm a rising college freshman looking to build a computer on a budget of $2500. Top reasons I'm getting it is for game development, video games, video production, and schoolwork. I've done about a week of research on this and was hoping to get an opinion on the compatibility of my parts and if there any better options for me. Any help would greatly be appreciated.

Thank You In Advance.

Here are the parts that I've chosen so far:

Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I73770K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS P8Z77-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Patriot Gamer 2 Series, Division 4 Edition 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 15000)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

HGST Deskstar H3IK20003272SP (0S02861) 2TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OCZ Vertex 3 VTX3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=20-227-...

LG Black 14X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 5X DVD-RAM 12X BD-ROM 4MB Cache SATA 14X Internal BDXL Blu-Ray Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER HAF X Blue Edition RC-942-KKN3 Black Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER Silent Pro M600 RS-600-AMBA-D3 600W ATX12V V2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Bronze Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

EVGA 02G-P4-2683-KR GeForce GTX 680 Superclocked
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I already have the monitor and OS set up, but am currently looking for a keyboard, mouse, and headset.

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July 20, 2012 8:55:44 PM
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Looks pretty good to me.

1866 memory is questionable unless you are going to seriously overclock and maybe even then, but a quick look tells me the price is about the same.

There are some bad Cooler Master PSUs, but that one should be okay. I'd still prefer this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
July 20, 2012 9:01:02 PM

I'm not planning to overclock immediately, but have the potential for sometime in the future. And I'll think about switching up the PSU. I haven't finalized anything as of yet.
July 27, 2012 1:17:38 AM

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