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Welcome any thoughts and assistance as to whether I'm on the right track, as I'm new to building PC's. I already have a nice case, and am looking for a good quality system under $1000. Will be used for strategy gaming, roleplaying (Shogun 2: Total War, DragonAge 2, etc.) and home photo/video editing (nothing too strenuous). Will likely keep things at stock settings. What is most opaque to me are memory, motherboards and power. Below is what I've pieced together from Newegg. Is there synergy here? Tks so much for any assistance and advice.


*Intel Core i5-2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.4GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52400
*ASRock P67 PRO3 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
*EVGA 01G-P3-1556-KR GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) FPB 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
*CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1333C7 G
*CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply
*2 x SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive (RAID)
*GEAR HEAD 24x DVD Burner Black SATA Model 24XDVDINT
*ZALMAN CNPS9500 AT 2 Ball CPU Cooling Fan/Heatsink
*Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders
 

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Asus or Gigabyte for a Mobo.
2X2 GB of RAM unless you go with a Tri-Channel mobo.
I've never heard of :Gear head" optical drives. I would go with LG or Asus.
 
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