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Old 05-12-2012, 10:31 PM   #1
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Default Building first gaming computer, help/input wanted

While I have built a some normal mid-size computers before for everyday use, I have never actually built a gaming computer before, thusly I have been kind iffy on what parts I should be putting into it. I've never had to deal with high-end performance parts before so I was wondering if I could get input on the components I choose to put in it and general advice. All the parts listed I got off of Newegg, and I know that with some searching I could find them cheaper and I plan to, but I used Newegg for the sake of convenience. If it isn't obvious, I have a rather generous budget as well, but I'd like to not exceed the $1800 mark I have now. I am willing to forgoe the monitor though and using a television as a monitor to save money for a little while or not getting the SDD, which I only really plan to put the OS and important files on.
COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced Blue Edition RC-932-KKN3-GP ATX Full Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0, Black Interior and ...
Price: $149.99
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119213

EVGA SuperClocked 02G-P4-2682-KR GeForce GTX 680 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Price: $519.99
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130769

ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
Price: $149.99
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131837

COOLER MASTER Silent Pro RS850-AMBAJ3-US 850W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.92 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active ...
Price: $149.99
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171048

Intel Core i7-2700K Sandy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623i72700K
Price: $319.99
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115095

Intel 520 Series Cherryville SSDSC2CW060A3K5 2.5" 60GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820167092

G.SKILL Trident X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2400 (PC3 19200) Desktop Memory Model F3-2400C10D-8GTX
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231587

Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148840

ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" 5ms HDMI Full 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor W/Speakers
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236052

Sony Optiarc 24X DVD Burner, Bulk Package Black SATA Model AD-7280S-0B - OEM
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827118067

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel ...
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065

Total: $1,827.89

My biggest question is that the video card I have chosen says that it is PCI Express 3.0, and I didn't know if the motherboard I chose can support it.

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Old 05-13-2012, 03:44 AM   #2
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Default Re: Building first gaming computer, help/input wanted

The motherboard will support your card, in fact it can support sli on that card.
For the psu I would suggest the Corsair TX850 (or the TX850m). Can't remember the price off the top of my head though.
I know you said you were only going to store OS and important files on the ssd, but you should consider getting the crucial m4 128Gb. It's only a tad more expensive but has double the storage capacity.
As for the ram, you should get the G-Skill Ripjaws X series 8Gb, since they're only around $60.
Do not get an asus monitor, as nst of them are very bad. A dell or lg monitor is probably your best bet.

All your other parts however are very solid, so this should be a brilliant build when it's done.
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