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Hello, Im new to building computers and was wondering if this would be a good first build. I will mostly use it for playing games like bf3 and crysis. I intend to overclock. I also think im going to download windows and some games to ssd for better performance. I already have a hard drive and cd/dvd drive.

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus CPU Cooler with Four Direct Contact Heat Pipes (RR-B10-212P-G1)

Crucial 128 GB m4 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive SATA 6Gb/s CT128M4SSD2

Corsair Vengeance 8 GB ( 2 x 4 GB ) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) 240-Pin DDR3 Memory Kit for Intel Core i3, i5, i7 and AMD Platforms SDRAM CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9

Cooler Master HAF 912 Mid Tower Computer Case (RC-912-KKN1)

OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandy Bridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom

EVGA GeForce GTX 570 Superclocked 1280 MB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 2DVI/Mini-HDMI SLI Ready Limited Lifetime Warranty Graphics Card, 012-P3-1572-AR

Intel Core i5-2500K Quad-Core Processor 3.3 GHz 6 MB Cache LGA 1155 - BX80623I52500K
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  1. Everything seems great but I would replace a few parts:

    *SSD: Samsung 830, Vertex 4, Muskin Chronos Deluxe, Plextor M3.

    *CPUHS: The 212 plus is overated, is a good CPU cooler but it can get a bit noisy, replace with a Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme

    *RAM: the heatskin in your RAM is simply too tall and it will not allow you to use a decent cooler.
    Buy this ram kit: G.SkillF3-1600C9D-8GAB

    *PSU: The ModXstream series is kinda old and i've read that its noisy and not very reliable, besides...700w is overkill for your system. buy the Corsair TX650 V2

    *GPU: The GTX 570 is a nice card but its hot, noisy and power hungry, replace it with a 7870.

    *CPU: The 2500k is fine but if you have an extra 20$ replace it with a 3570k.

    *Motherboard: Where is it?
  2. ASUS LGA 1155 - Z68 - PCIe 3.0 and UEFI BIOS Intel Z68 ATX DDR3 2200 LGA 1155 Motherboards P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3
  3. as123 said:
    ASUS LGA 1155 - Z68 - PCIe 3.0 and UEFI BIOS Intel Z68 ATX DDR3 2200 LGA 1155 Motherboards P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3


    hmm... replace it with a Asrock Z77 Extreme 4 and with the saved money replace the i5 2500k with a i5 3570k + all the changes i listed above and you got yourself a nice PC!!
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