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August 10, 2012 4:13:21 PM

Looking to build a mid-high end gaming system for my first build, and this is what I'm looking at right now. I'm in the US, looking to spend around $1200-1500. The below build is currently sitting in cart at Newegg for $1409. Very inexperienced, but I've watched a few guides and researched a decent amount over the past month or so. Please try to be as clear as possible when replying. So far this is what I'm looking at:

i5-3570k @ 3.4GHz (Also buying Hyper 212 Plus)
Asus P8Z77 V-Pro LGA 1155
Gigabyte GV-R787OC-2GD Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB
Corsair Vengeance 8 GB (4 GBx2) DDR3 1600
128 GB Samsung 830 Series MZ-7PC128B/WW 2.5" SSD
1 TB 7200 RPM Seagate ST310005N1A1AS-RK 3.5" Internal Drive
Corsair Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12 V2.31/EPS12V v.292
Corsair Obsidian Series 650D Case (CC650DW-1)

Also need Windows 7, probably 64-bit Home Premium.

Probably worth noting I don't plan to OC much in the foreseeable future, perhaps after I am more comfortable with everything and have researched it more. I plan on playing a variety of games via HDMI to an HDTV at 720-1080p. Also would I need to buy standoffs? Looking at the case on Newegg I can't tell if it comes with them included or not. I'm new, but trying very hard to do things right the first time around! I appreciate all the help I can get, so thanks in advance.

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August 10, 2012 4:17:32 PM

your budget? and do you need a OS. not to mention your country
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August 10, 2012 4:26:13 PM

TheBigTroll said:
your budget? and do you need a OS. not to mention your country


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August 10, 2012 4:34:02 PM

ok heres something thats better

heres 2 builds. the differences is in the case, cooler, and motherboard.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/e7Mw

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/e7Jt

the changes only make the first build more premium. they perform the same otherwise
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August 10, 2012 4:42:47 PM

That is kind of pricey for what you are getting.
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August 10, 2012 5:50:47 PM

TheBigTroll said:
ok heres something thats better

heres 2 builds. the differences is in the case, cooler, and motherboard.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/e7Mw

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/e7Jt

the changes only make the first build more premium. they perform the same otherwise

The Antec case looks very nice for the price, I am impressed. Thank you for bringing it to my attention. However I do like the tool-less sort of "noob friendly" appeal of the Obsidian case. I was told Gigabyte's support was to be avoided, so I was trying to steer clear of their boards. Are there any support-friendly alternatives in case of any issues? If I was more experienced and could handle most problems myself, I would be less hesitant about getting one. Still have to look at the suggested cooler. Thank you very much TheBigTroll.

*Also, has anyone else heard of potential problems between Corsair PSU's and ASUS boards? If I should have to pick an alternative PSU around ~750W, can anyone make any suggestions?
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August 11, 2012 12:04:01 AM

the antec case is pretty tooless. the hard drives use sleds that you clip onto the drive. the SSD on the antec case will have to be bolted on at the bottom though
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August 18, 2012 11:26:07 PM

Best answer selected by Afterglo.
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