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stevenjc721

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First time computer builder. My build is going to mostly be for gaming and homework as I am a college student. My budget is around 1000 dollars I have been searching forums and this is the build I decided on but I recently found a bundle on newegg and was looking for some input and any information as this is my first build and tips would be awesome. I live in America, Georgia specifically, this computer will be almost entirely for gaming. Purchase date will be this week. Monitor, mouse , keyboard, sound not needed.


My Picks:
EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814130604

OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817341018

D-Link DWA-552 Xtreme Desktop Adapter IEEE 802.11g, IEEE802.11n Draft 2.0 32-bit PCI Up to 300Mbps Wireless Data Rates Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA, WPA2)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6833127219

Western Digital RE4 WD5003ABYX 500GB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6822136697

Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811129066

ASRock P67 EXTREME4 GEN3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813157265

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6819115072

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820233144

Total: $1,035.92

Bundle:
D-Link DWA-552 Xtreme Desktop Adapter IEEE 802.11g, IEEE802.11n Draft 2.0 32-bit PCI Up to 300Mbps Wireless Data Rates Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA, WPA2)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6833127219

COOLER MASTER RC-692-KKN2 CM690 II Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case (Model:RC-692-KKN2)
$79.99

ASUS P8P67 DELUXE (REV 3.0)
$209.99

ASUS ENGTX560 TI DCII/2DI/1GD5 GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card (Model:ENGTX560 TI DCII/2DI)
$234.99

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply (Model:CMPSU-750TXV2)
$104.99

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz
$224.99

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
$44.99

Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive (Model:ST31000524AS)
$139.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Comb [...] mbo.722615

Total: $1,039.93
Combo Discounts: -$74.94
Combo Price: $964.99

please help
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iammykyl

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Hi stevenjc721Posted Image

OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W gets a fail, not to say it is a bad unit, but you can do better for the money.

http://www.hardocp.c..._power_supply/9

650W would be more than enoug for this rig. 3 to look at, my choice would be the Corsair TX650, not modular.
http://www.newegg.co...1^17-341-051-TS

Motherboard. Your board + my recommended, The Z68 Extreme4, more for your money and just slightly cheaper taking shipping into account. If you don't think you would install a second video card then I would buy the Z68 Extreme3.

http://www.newegg.co...1^13-157-271-TS

HDD. I reccomend this drive, http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822148840

Is there a specific reason for including the D-Lnk?

The rest of the selection is very good.

You have not listed an OS or a Optical drive.
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iammykyl

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Hi.

Are you still thinking of building your own reg.?
An update to your Topic would be appreciated.
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