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February 18, 2013 1:26:40 AM

I am building my first computer i picked the parts based on the criteria below, however i want to be sure that the parts are compatible(and that i got all the necessary parts lol). I also want to be sure that I can easily upgrade the parts or add another Graphics card if i need to.
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1. Approximate Purchase date: Plan to purchase parts within a month. (2/17-3/17)

2. Budget: between $1250 and $1750 (For computer)

3. System Usage: Gaming, Movies some amateur video/photo editing

4. Parts not Required: (I also need a Keyboard, monitor, and speakers), but this is separate from the 1250-1750.

5. Preferred Website For Parts: Newegg, Amazon, Fry's, Tigerdirect, microcenter

6.Country: US / Southern California

7. Part Preferences: Intel/ Nvidia

8. Overclocking: Yes

9. SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

10. Monitor: Probably going to be 1920x1080

11. The games the my computer will be running are League of Legends, World of Warcraft, Starcraft Heart of the Swarm, Steam Games.

12. I currently own a laptop that is about 4 years old, and it is time for an upgrade because my laptop cannot handle the stress of these games anymore. Also want to build my first computer !!!


Parts That I am Thinking of buying based on reading forums and websites for Information.

Asus P8Z77-V Pro TB Intel Z77 1155 Thunderbolt Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GIGABYTE GV-N680OC-2GD GeForce GTX 680 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I73770K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

: Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 2TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.microcenter.com/product/383892/Barracuda_2TB...

NZXT Phantom 410 CA-PH410-W1 White Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec EarthWatts Series EA-750 Green 750W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Continuous Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/FM2/AM3+
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

: Sony Optiarc High Speed DVD RW Drive 24X DVD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thank you in advance for helping my out trying learn all this at once is confusing but hopefully i will have a sweet computer at the end of all the research and help the community!!!

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February 18, 2013 1:39:23 AM

You are missing some RAM.

As long as you understand that you only need an i5 3570k for gaming, and an i7 for extensive photo/video editing, everything looks solid.
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February 18, 2013 1:48:58 AM

Something that will a lot better price/perf wise and even with and SSD
i5 is more than enough for gaming and minor editing
ud3h is IMO better than the v - pro unless you really need the IO then grab the ud5h instead as it is still cheaper
Silver 850W semi-modular PSU to allow SLI of 680 in the future

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($80.31 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($148.98 @ Amazon)
Memory: Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.48 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.99 @ Mac Mall)
Storage: Plextor M5S Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($94.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card ($453.98 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 850W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1368.69
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-17 22:49 EST-0500)
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February 18, 2013 2:01:59 AM

Case is up to you. I recommend the checking out the 650D and NZXT Phantom, and choosing which one is for you. Also don't know if you wanted the OS or not, so I included it. 670 is more than enough, only 5% less than the 680. PSU and MoBo leave upgrade room, and so does the case.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($80.31 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.69 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($105.13 @ Amazon)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($124.95 @ Mac Connection)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($390.04 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($80.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1337.04
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-17 23:00 EST-0500)
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February 22, 2013 5:26:33 AM

Best answer selected by Hardwarenoob22.
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