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First Time Building Gaming PC; Compatibility Check/Suggestions


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ienergiize

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Intel Core™ i7-2600K Processor, 3.40GHz w/ 8MB
Hitachi 2TB Deskstar 7K3000 SATA III Internal Drive Kit w/ 64MB Cache
Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 w/ Dual DDR3 2133, 7.1 Audio, Gigabit Lan, CrossFireX / SL
Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3 1600MHz CL7 Dual Channel Kit (2 x 4GB), Racing Red
Cooler Master Silent Pro M 850W Modular Power Supply
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium x64 (64-bit) SP1 DVD - OEM
Asus NX1101 PCI Gigabit Network Adapter Card
Asus DRW-24B1ST 24x DVD-RW Drive, SATA, Black, OEM
eVGA GeForce GTX 570 1280MB GDDR5 PCI-E w/ Dual DVI, HDMI
Corsair Graphite Series 600T Mid Tower, Special Edition White

It's my first time building one, I'm trying to playing Skyrim or GW2 on Ultra High and im trying to see if its all compatible before I order it or if there's any suggestions of anything that I should take out or put in, thanks.
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Hi ienergiize, Posted Image

Please supply a little more information.

If possible, can post links to the hardware selected.

What is your budget?

In which country would you be buying your hardware?

Do you have a monitor? (brand and model?)

Do you have any other hardware, Mouse, Keyboard, etc.?
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You can search them all up at http://www.memoryexpress.com/ because that's where I'm building it.

Right now the PC is at 1,600. I would say that the price i would not go above is 1,800 and I'm residing in Canada. Yes I already have a mouse,keyboard, and monitor. I'm just wondering if there are anything unnecessary so I can reduce the price to run those specified games on ultra.
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Thennks for the Info.

Mobo, ASRock Z68 Extreme3 GEN3, much better upgrade path, more features. http://www.newegg.ca...1^13-157-271-TS $150.

CPU. SB 2500K, For gaming, you will see no difference to SB 2600K, http://www.newegg.ca...N82E16819115072 $250.

RAM. I advise against sticks with huge heat-sinks, makes installing after market coolers very difficult, http://www.newegg.ca...6^20-231-536-TS $80.

PSU. good. possible to get cheaper without compromising quality, http://www.memoryexp...r Power Supply $150.

Case. Good, If you have not got your heart on this one, could find cheaper alternative, http://www.memoryexp...roducts/MX32402 $170.

GPU. This one, better performance than the selected one, http://www.newegg.ca...N82E16814130595 $340.

DVD. http://www.memoryexp...roducts/MX27707 $25.

SSD/OS http://www.memoryexp...roducts/MX35634 $150.

HDD/DATA. http://www.memoryexp...roducts/MX32592 $100.

OS. http://www.memoryexp...roducts/MX32996 $120.

you do not need a network card.

I do not advice an after market cooler. 1. Stock coolers are specificle designed for the CPU, 2, do an excellent job of keeping the CPU within it's thermal limits, 3. using any heart sink/cooler other than the one supplied in a boxed retail CPU, voids the warranty.

Total, not including taxess and shipping and without any mail in rebates. $1,375.00
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Hi.
How is your selection going?
An update would be welcome.
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