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My first gaming build, any help / suggestions

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September 24, 2012 12:15:30 AM

Hello, I am finally investing in a new computer system and would like keep it somewhere around 1800-2000 dollar range. This is what I have so far. Any suggestions / help would be appreciated. It will be used for gaming and media editing. It was put together based on my readings from this community and prices/reviews from newegg.com.

CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) ($284.99)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99)
Motherboard: ASUS Sabertooth 990FX AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS ($189.99)
Memory(x2): G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.98 / 39.99 each)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($117.85 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 VTX4-25SAT3-128G 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal (SSD) ($99.99)
Video Card: EVGA 02G-P4-2678-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW 2GB 256-bit PCI Express ($407.99)
Case: Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with Upgraded USB 3.0 ($99.99)
Power Supply: CORSAIR HX Series HX750 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready ($144.99)
Optical Drive: ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burne ($19.99)

In Addition:
Monitor: Asus VE248H Black 24" Full HD HDMI LED Backlight LCD Monitor w/Speakers
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99)
Keyboard: Logitech K800 Black USB RF Wireless Slim Illuminated Keyboard (84.99)
Mouse: Logitech G9x Black Two modes scroll USB Wired Laser Gaming Mouse

All Priced at newegg.com totaling $$1933
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September 24, 2012 12:50:56 AM

Yea sorry copy and paste error from my AMD build i was considering.... i was lookign at going with an ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA for 199.99
September 24, 2012 1:09:13 AM

I think it would be better to get a asrock z77 extreme4 or gigabyte z77 ud3h and the better cpu i7 3770k.
September 24, 2012 2:47:21 AM

I agree, I think I will be going with the asrock z77
September 24, 2012 12:47:37 PM

You dont want the EVGA670. Reference cooling is not a good idea. MSI has a way better 670. (670 Power Editon)

Get the Noctua NH-D14 at your budget.
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