Need help, gaming PC, first build

akaimetsuki

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Approximate Purchase Date: (ASAP, once I decide on all the parts)

Budget Range: (<$700) No rebates?

System Usage from Most to Least Important: (Gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies)

Parts Not Required: (keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (Newegg.ca, bestdirect.ca, directcanada.ca)

Country of Origin: (Canada)

Parts Preferences: by brand or type (Decent GPU for gaming, and mother that would work with the chosen parts)

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: ( 1280x1024 I believe since its going to be a 19' LCD monitor )

Additional Comments: Already decided on the following, but subject to change again if I get swayed lololol

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/233111/ST31000524AS/Seagate/ $55
Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 7200.12 1TB SATA 32MB Cache 3.5IN Internal Hard Drive OEM

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/232637/BX80623I52400/Intel/ $187.09
Intel Core i5 2400 Quad Core Processor LGA1155 3.1GHZ Sandy Bridge 6MB

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/232563/F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL/G.SKILL/ $52.05
G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Memory

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/225965/DRW-24B1ST%20Bulk/ASUS/ $16.79
ASUS DRW-24B1ST 24X SATA DVD Writer OEM Black

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/231689/HCG-520/ANTEC/ $54.95
Antec High Current Gamer 520W 40A 24PIN ATX12V V2.3 Active PFC 80 Plus Bronze Power Supply 135mm Fan

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/236622/VN400A1W2n/THERMALTAKE/ $47.30
Thermaltake Commander Black ATX Mid Tower Case 3X5.25 1X3.5 5X3.5INT No PS

Well there is it :) any help is appreciated, thanks for your time
 

nd_hunter

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Hmm.... I would suggest this mobo...
http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/234070/GA-H61M-D2P-B3/Gigabyte/

...and either an HD 6870 or GTX 560 Ti, depending on what you have left in your budget. Either would be overkill for your current resolution (1280x1024), but would do nicely at 1080p on med-high settings.

EDIT: The components you have listed are fine. No changes suggested.
 

nd_hunter

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No, the board will autoclock your memory to that frequency. A couple changes in the BIOS and it's up to 1600MHz.