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Need help with my first custom built pc

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December 11, 2012 11:34:40 PM

This is my first custom built PC and here are the components I think I'm gonna use:

PS: I'm want to keep the price as close to or under $800 (USD)

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) Quad Core Processor
MoBo: ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 912
Graphics Card: EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1557-KR GeForce GTX 550 Ti
PSU: COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power Plus RS500-PCARD3-US 500W ATX12V v2.3 Power Supply
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Optical Drive: LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM
Fans:
COOLER MASTER Megaflow 200 R4-LUS-07AB-GP 200mm Blue LED Case cooler (x2)
COOLER MASTER R4-L2R-20AC-GP 120mm Blue LED Case cooler (x2)

Note: I would like to buy all this from one website for shipping purposes, right now all of these components are from Newegg.com

I'm not much of a gamer but I do occasionally play games such as minecraft, tf2, half life, and counterstrike. However I mainly use my computer for photo editing using photoshop and a little bit of video editing using Sony Vegas. I do a little bit of coding on the side for a Intro to Computer and Software engineering class in HS. I want this computer to last a while!

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December 12, 2012 12:42:22 AM

If your into photo editing, video editing I think you might be skimping on 1 or your most important itoms. But editing is realy not my thing so ill pass you on to this:
1. You can certainly build your own computer. You can and should use our DIY articles as a guideline. Make sure you have adequate power supply (minimum 500 Watts, 750 Watts is better) and plenty of cooling and airflow inside the box. Click here for our DIY page with links to our most recent machines. Or check out our DIY9 sneak peak article. Keep in mind, we don’t sell these systems or many of the components but we’re happy to share the specs with you so you know what kind of machine the Videoguys build for themselves. http://www.videoguys.com/Guide/C/DIY+Systems/Videoguys+...
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December 12, 2012 12:49:28 AM

Do you need a CPU cooler for your "K" Processor?If yes,I suggest the CM Hyper 212 Evo. Cheap and cool.
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