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This is my first time building my own comp. I did some research but not sure if i really know what any of it means just looked up reviews and slapped this together. My budget is $1400 with shipping everything I have been looking at is from NCIX.com US version. so here is what i got;

CPU: Intel i5 3570k quad core
Mother board: MSI Z77A-Gd65 ATX
Video: PNY GeForce GTX 670 2gb
Memory: Kingston KHX1600C10D3B1K2/ 16gb
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1tb
CPU cooler: Corsair colling hydro H60
Optical Drive: Asus BC 12 B1st bluray + DVD
SSD: Samsung 840 series 120 gb
Case: Zalman ZM-Z9 U3 ATX mid tower
Power supply: Corsair TX650 V2 650W


So im not sure if this parts even go well together, so not hating please rather guide me in the correct way. Like i said my budget is $1400 buck and I would like to order all parts from same place. Running windows 7. Look forward to what i did wrong lol.
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  1. The memory is low quality

    Find som,e 1600 MHz , 1.5 volt or less , and the lowest latency

    Yours is CAS 10

    start at 9 and work your way DOWN for quality
    If you are just gaming you only need 2 x4 gig
  2. Best answer
    Get the ASUS P8Z77-V Lk : http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=71114&promoid=1302
    You don't need 16GB of ram, 8GB is plenty : http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=74758&promoid=1321
    Get an aircooler like the hyper 212 evo : http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=64385&promoid=1302
    If you don't mind going with amd, this card is a good one : http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=67172&promoid=1302
    Or this 670 GTX, the msi pe : http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=72914&promoid=1302
    I recommend this case : http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=76376&vpn=CC-9011023-WW&manufacture=Corsair&promoid=1302
    I would get a ssd with mlc nand over tlc, it's faster and with more endurance : http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=71318&vpn=SSDSC2CT120A3K5&manufacture=Intel&promoid=1302
  3. Wow you are saving me money at the same time the new total is $1183.19. I changed over all the things mentioned by DJangringo. So is there an "Great upgrades i can do with the left over $200?? you guys are great thanks for such quick responses.

    BigB4ng out
  4. well if you want water cooling you could upgrade to the H100i

    after checking it will fit in your case . It probably does but check the corsair website and confirm
    Or upgrade to the 300R
  5. Outlander_04 said:
    well if you want water cooling you could upgrade to the H100i

    after checking it will fit in your case . It probably does but check the corsair website and confirm
    Or upgrade to the 300R

    Is a water cooling system fairly straight forward on installing? or is there some risk for a first time builder installing it himself? I am fairly handy(worked construction for 4 years)
  6. Best answer selected by BigB4ng.
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