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My build:
Antec Three Hundred gaming case
Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD4-B3 LGA1155
Intel Core i5-2500K LGA1155
G.skill Ripjaws X Series 16gb (4 X 4gb) 240-pin Ddr3
EVGA GeForce GTX 550 Ti FPB Graphics Card
Corsair Builder Series 600 Watt
Intel 320 Series 80 GB SATA 3.0
Caviar Blue 250GB 7,200 RPM
Viewsonic VX2250WM-LED 22-inch widescreen
Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64 bit
Samsung Blu-Ray Combo Internal
LITE-ON 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 12X DVD-RAM 8X BD-ROM
Western Digital SuperSpeed USB 3.0 PCI Express (PCIe) Card
Hauppauge Colossus PCI Express Internal HD-PVR

Any flaws in this? This is my first build and i want to do it right. I won't buy the parts until i get a good enough input from people who know more than I. This is a build i can live with at first, i will be including more hardware like blu-ray burners, and larger hard drives, but for now this is it. Are there better one's than Hauppauge? Does having an SSD make a big difference, or can i just us the other HD? I think the RAM is overkill. What do you think? DDR3 is not that expensive and later on i might need more (?). Are the essential MoBo and CPU and RAM compatible? Their socket numbers match, and i have found them bundled together a few times. How about the Video Card?

I will use this system to play games (SKYRIM, and other intense graphic games), edit video from my 1080p video camera and record HD movies as well as play them...this is a general all purpose media center with (i hope) great gaming potential. Any ideas appreciated, thanks.
 

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Do you really need 16GB of RAM? A 2x4GB matched pair should be more than enough unless your doing very serious graphics or CAD work.
Do you need the PCI-USB card? The Mobo has 4 USB 3 ports.
Hold off on the SSD. There overpriced at this time and offer little more than faster boot times.
The PSU needs to be 750W and better quality.
Newegg.com - XFX Core Edition PRO750W (P1-750S-NLB9) 750W ATX12V 2.2 & ESP12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Newegg.com - CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply
 

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Links aren't necessary. We can ID all of those components.
 

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thanks, sorry about not including links. I will nix the ssd, get 8 gb ram (from what i read 4 x 2gb is best), what you think? something to do with dual channel mode (i am ignorant on these matters). I will also raise the PSU to 750.

Again, i appreciate any help.
 

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I will nix the ssd, get 8 gb ram (from what i read 4 x 2gb is best), what you think?
You heard wrong. 2x4GB is a better option than 4x2GB.
 

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Please don't think I am questioning your judgement,In the past you were totally against 4g ram sticks!
That's because there were a lot of issues with 4GB RAM sticks. :smile:
 

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the radeon 6850 is a much better video card for only $15 more. i would recommend it because it has a better price/performance ratio and will handle your games and future games much better.
 
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