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Building first gaming computer, input/help wanted

by Marquezblaize / May 12, 2012 12:58 PM PDT

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

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

ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
Price: $149.99

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

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

Intel 520 Series Cherryville SSDSC2CW060A3K5 2.5" 60GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

G.SKILL Trident X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2400 (PC3 19200) Desktop Memory Model F3-2400C10D-8GTX

Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" 5ms HDMI Full 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor W/Speakers

Sony Optiarc 24X DVD Burner, Bulk Package Black SATA Model AD-7280S-0B - OEM

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel ...

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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by Bob__B / May 12, 2012 10:10 PM PDT

The mobo specs show pci-e 3 slots.

Gpu......the 680 might be tough card to find.

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If I was building a new gaming machine I would go
by lushys / May 13, 2012 4:18 AM PDT

Products Quantity
Intel Core i7 3820 3.6GHz 10MB 4-Core S2011 Processor [ BX80619I73820 ]

Asus P9X79 X79 S2011 ATX Mainboard [ P9X79 ]
*Intel Sandy Bridge-E S2011 CPU Cooler [ BXRTS2011AC ] 1

Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4x4) PC3-12800 DDR3 Memory Kit [ CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9 ]

Seagate 7200.12 2TB 7200RPM 64MB 3.5" SATA3 HDD [ ST2000DM001 ]

Corsair Force GT 240GB 2.5" SATA3 Solid State Drive [ CSSD-F240GBGT-BK ]

LG BH12LS38 12X Blu-Ray Burner, Black [ BH12LS38 ]

Asus Radeon HD7970 DirectCU II 3GB GDDR5 PCI-E Video Card [ HD7970-DC2T-3GD5 ]

Antec P280 Performance One Mid-Tower Case, Black - NO PSU [ P280 ]

SeaSonic Gold 80+ 850 Watt Power Supply [ R-X-850-A ]

OEM - Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64 [ FQC-00765 ]

If you shop around you should be able to get this around 1900-2100 and I believe it would out perform for just a bit more.

Just my suggestion.

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by lushys / May 13, 2012 4:21 AM PDT

You could save a bit on the Video card if you dont mind the eVGA GF GTX580 1.5GB GDDR5 PCI-E Video Card

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one last note
by lushys / May 13, 2012 4:23 AM PDT
In reply to: However

Since Ive switched to an HD projector I'll never go back to LCDs. I have a 42inch LCD monitor and I'ts never even on lol. I love playing on my wall with characters bigger than myself!

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