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First Ever Gaming Build $700-800 Need Advice!!!

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January 30, 2013 2:53:51 PM

Hello all, this will be my first ever attempt at building my own computer. I will be using this computer primarily for gaming and the occasional internet surfing, otherwise i will have my laptop for other activities. I guess first is this build even compatible. Second how will it be for playing skyrim and playing the elder scrolls online in the future. I've already bought the cpu so for the rest of the components my budget is around $700-800.

CPU: Intel i5-2500k
CPU: Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MOBO: Asus P8Z77-V
http://www.microcenter.com/product/386886/P8Z77-V_LGA_1...
RAM: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8gb (2x4gb)
http://www.microcenter.com/product/382101/Ballistix_Spo...(PC3-12800)_CL9_Dual_Channel_Desktop_Memory_Kit_(Two_4GB_Memory_Modules)
Hard Drive: Toshiba 1TB 3.5''
http://www.microcenter.com/product/400847/1TB_7,200_RPM...
GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3gb
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Case: Thermaltake Commander MS/I Snow Edition
http://www.microcenter.com/product/383014/Commander_MS-...
PS: Corsair CX Series CX500M 500 W or Antec Basiq Plus 550W
http://www.microcenter.com/product/406087/CX_Series_CX5...
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0017KE3DM/?tag=pcpapi-20
Extra fans: 2x Coolmax CMF-1225-BL 120mm (Not sure if necessary)
http://www.microcenter.com/product/326677/CMF-1225-BL_1...

Any advice is appreciated. Thanks
a b B Homebuilt system
January 30, 2013 10:21:36 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master V6 GT 93.7 CFM CPU Cooler ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($123.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($65.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $803.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-30 19:21 EST-0500)
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February 1, 2013 1:25:41 AM

So you think that MOBO is overkill? but wouldn't it be a good board to upgrade with in the future?
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February 1, 2013 10:02:51 AM

most of the boards now has the same features , the Asus P8Z77-V will be only better in overclocking the cpu to reach something like 5.0ghz.
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