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NEWBIE HERE! HELP PLEASE!

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November 24, 2012 12:59:12 AM

hello everyone, im planning to build my own gaming rig. currently i got a zotac gtx680 2gb as a prize from a lan tourney (i am currently playing on a laptop with a gt540m) and i dont have any idea on which parts to buy for the rest of the rig. my budget for the rest of the parts is around $1000 up to $1100. i know im pretty good with the gpu he got me i only need the other parts to be compatible with it. thanks in advance



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November 24, 2012 1:28:47 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 3 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case ($48.00 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts Green 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $633.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-23 22:28 EST-0500)

Good luck.
November 24, 2012 1:30:45 AM

that was quick. thank you so much :D 
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November 24, 2012 1:32:03 AM

will the video card fit in the mid tower case?
November 24, 2012 1:36:17 AM

You can fit any card inside there. :) 
November 24, 2012 1:40:15 AM

got me worried there. havent seen a video card this big. lol
November 24, 2012 1:41:37 AM

You can opt for a bigger case if you want but it will fit.
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