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Need advice for first home buildt gaming system

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September 18, 2012 6:52:11 PM

Hey.

I'm thinking about building my own system for the first time, and would like som help. The system will be used for gaming.
Let me start by saying that I live in Denmak, so the prices below might seem high, but sadly thats the reality here in Denmark, the number in () are the danish prices I used when converting to USD.

I'd like some advice on building a good gaming system without going over $1300.
Below is what I've come up with. I dont need a hdd, as I have a good SSD and normal HDD, DVD drive is also not need as I got that.

Any suggestions for improvements? Also the graphic card is quit large as far as I can tell, would that cause any problems in regards to the motherboard?

Graphic card Gigabyte GV N670OC-2GB $531,75 (2981)
Processor i5 3570k with boxed fan $295,82 (1689)
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H $124 (708)
RAM Kingston HyberX Genesis 2x4gb $69,36 (396)
Case Cool Master Elite 310 $50,09 (286)
Power OCZ ZS Series 750W $95,98 (548)
WIFi random one $35,03 (200)

Total $1202,03 (6808)

Any help would be much appreciated.
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September 18, 2012 7:30:45 PM

You should get an aftermarket CPU cooler, otherwise you might as well buy a cheaper CPU that doesn't overclock freely.

The graphics card just needs to fit in the case, no problem with the motherboard. Some bad motherboards have placed ports beneath where the graphics card will go, but it's not a concern with any properly designed motherboard.

You can get cheaper RAM than that. 2x4 GB low-profile Corsair Vengeance DDR3-1600 CL9 goes for 326 DKK including shipping.
http://www.bj-trading.dk/bjshop/default.asp?pv=CML8GX3M...

You don't need 750W for your rig; it would only be necessary if you went SLI, but that motherboard doesn't support SLI. Get a PSU around 550W. Or get a SLI-capable motherboard like the MSI Z77A-G45 for 878 DKK including shipping.
http://www.computersalg.dk/produkt/913639?varenummer=91...
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