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First time, New Build. Seeking any advice to help this go smoothly

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August 23, 2012 2:53:38 AM

So I am attempting my first build and after shopping around this is what I have come up with. Just wondering if anyone sees anything that is incompatible, an uninformed decision I may have made or something I may be missing. Any input would be helpful.
I plan to use it for gaming first and foremost but I also do computer and web programming using many Adobe products and lots of Visual Studio.

IN WIN Dragon Rider Black 1.0 - 0.8mm SECC Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
IN WIN Dragon Rider ATX Full Tower Computer Case

ASUS Maximus V EXTREME LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard
ASUS Maximus V EXTREME LGA 1155 Intel Z77 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard

Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I73770K
Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz

G.SKILL Trident X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2400 (PC3 19200) Desktop Memory Model F3-2400C10D-16GTX
G.SKILL Trident X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2400

SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC256D/AM 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) Desktop Upgrade Kit
SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC256D/AM 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) Desktop Upgrade Kit

LG Black 14X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 5X DVD-RAM 12X BD-ROM 4MB Cache SATA BDXL Blu-Ray Burner with SW, 3D Play Back - BH14NS40
LG Black 14X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 5X DVD-RAM 12X BD-ROM

steelseries Merc Stealth Black USB Wired Ergonomic Gaming Keyboard
steelseries Merc Stealth USB Wired Ergonomic Gaming Keyboard

RAZER Naga Epic RZ01-00510100-R3U1 Black 17 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired / Wireless dual mode Laser Gaming Mouse
RAZER Naga Epic USB Wired / Wireless dual mode Laser Gaming Mouse

Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound AS5-3.5G - OEM
Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound

I recently purchased a power supply and graphics card that I will move to the new build when ready

Rosewill HIVE Series HIVE-650 650W Continuous @40°C, 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified, Modular Design, Single +12V Rail, ATX12V v2.31/EPS12V v2.92, SLI Ready, CrossFire Ready, Active-PFC Power Supply
Rosewill HIVE Series HIVE-650 650W Power Supply

HIS IceQ X Turbo H695QNT2G2M Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
HIS IceQ X Turbo H695QNT2G2M Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5

I would like to look into crossfire in the future but this particular card is now at least $100 more than when I bought it and seems to be clocked higher than the other manufacturers cards, not sure how that works but I do plan to research that when I can afford to.

I plan to use my 40" led t.v.(1920x1080)for my display until I decide on a 3d monitor for gaming.

I do realize the overkill with the 2400 memory and do wonder if the slight difference would be noticeable with programming/graphic editing, either way the motherboard says it supports it so I thought why not.

My budget is around $1500 and I hope to make the purchases within the next month, all from newegg. I plan to use my copy of Win 7 x64 ultimate. I may try my hand at overclocking but not a major factor, I live in the U.S. (Northern Wisconsin), no real parts preference. Reason for build is that I want a good system and enjoy the project.

Any help with my new venture would be much appreciated, thanks.
August 23, 2012 2:55:07 AM

looks like an awesome rig. Jealous
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