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Hey guys, I've been doing a little research for the past few days, but I'm a huge computer noob. I'm trying to build a midprice PC for gaming. The parts I listed total around $1K on Newegg and I'm looking to stay around that level. I'd be willing to bump the price up (or down) if there are better value items that I'm missing.

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16819115072
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K

Newegg.ca - GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD3-B3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD3-B3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard


Newegg.ca - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL8D-4GBXM
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL8D-4GBXM

Newegg.ca - Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Not sure at all about what case to buy. I'm looking for something that is easy to build in, don't really care about the looks.

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16814102909
SAPPHIRE 100314SR Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16822136795
Western Digital Caviar Black WD5002AALX 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...35103065COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7

Do I even need aftermarket cooling?

Newegg.ca - OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ700MXSP 700W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply compatible with core i7
OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ700MXSP 700W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply compatible with core i7

I hear that power supplies are serious business. Is this an ok model? Does the wattage look alright?
 

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OCZ PSU's are OK but not the best. SeaSonic-XFX-Corsair are the best choice for assured quality. 650W minimum for the 6870.
The Antec 300 case is very nice and easy to work in.
I would use 1333 or 1600 for the RAM
The build looks like a keeper to me.
 

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I'm more of an AMD fan than intel and I'll leave that at that. As for the rest it looks solid. My wife and I both use 700w OCZ supplies and haven't had problem in the nearly 3 years we've had them.
 

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