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I need help with a few things.

What i'm buying:

Motherboard:
Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD3P-B3 Motherboard = $209.00
Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD3P-B3 Motherboard [GA-P67A-UD3P-B3] - $209.00 : PC Case Gear

CPU:
Intel Core i7 2600 = $325.00
Intel Core i7 2600 [BX80623I72600] - $325.00 : PC Case Gear

RAM:
Kingston Value RAM KVR1333D3N9K2/8G 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 = $109.00
Kingston ValueRAM KVR1333D3N9K2/8G 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 [KVR1333D3N9K2/8G] - $109.00 : PC Case Gear

Graphics card:
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 460 1GB Overclocked = $209.00
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 460 1GB Overclocked [GV-N460OC-1GI] - $209.00 : PC Case Gear

Case:
Cooler Master Elite 370 with window
CoolerMaster Elite 370 with window [RC-370-KWN1] - $59.00 : PC Case Gear

Logitech MK320 Wireless Desktop = $55.00
Logitech MK320 Wireless Desktop [LT-920-002315] - $55.00 : PC Case Gear

First of I was wondering how many watts I needed in my PC.

Second I was wondering what else I needed in my PC as I already have an optical drive.

And thirdly I was wondering if it would all fit in the case and what Fan you suggest to sit above my CPU.

If you can help me with any of this leave A comment below,
Thanks Waratah
 

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You'll want 750W at least. Corsair and Seasonic are preferred manufacturers, XFX makes some decent supplies and Thermaltake's toughpower unit's are good as well.

It should fit in the case yes. Only other required component is a hard drive, and software would be an OS.

Zalman make nice CPU coolers, coolermaster has some good ones too like the hyper 212. There are others as well, read reviews and find one you like.
 

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For the 460, you should be looking, at the least, for a 650 watt supply and (preferred) a 750. If you have plans to SLI a second graphics card, you should definitely be in a 750 or even an 850.

Shop for brand names. Look for Seasonic, Corsair (AX, HX or TX series') or XFX Core series.

PS: If you are not planning an extreme overclock, the factory heat sink (included with retail boxed CPU's) will provide enough cooling.
 

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Same advise as gcavan on the PSU and OEM CPU cooler.
You appear to be looking for a performance. If so, i would recommend using G.Skill-Mushkin-Corsiar RAM in a 2X2GB matched pair.
 

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Primarily because you will not use over 3GB unless you are doing very serious graphics/data work.
 

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Primarily because you will not use over 3GB unless you are doing very serious graphics/data work.


Tyree is right on the money; gamers will not make use of more than 3gigs of memory especially not with that cpu
 

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The G.Skill RAM should be fine. When you get all the parts, read the Mobo manual thoroughly and do a Bench Test. Good Luck!
 

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Not much point in adding a second GPU. That doubles the GPU cost, uses more power, generates more unneeded heat in the case and you get a small performance gain in return.
One better GPU is almost always the better option. When you think you need more GPU power, sell the 460 and get a bigger one.
 

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I thought I'd add this seeing as though you're getting an Elite 370 case. It's a previous post that I wrote about the HDD activity light on the case. My Elite 370 is the one without the window. First try plugging your HDD light cable in the way it should be before trying what I did, as it appears it might not affect all Elite 370 cases. Hope the makes your build a little easier, if you have this issue.

I thought I'd share with you guys that I recently purchased the Cooler Master Elite 370 case and after plugging all front connections in their respective places noticed that their was no HDD led light activity. I picked up off another forum that apparently if you reverse polarity of the HDD LED plug on the motherboard it will then work ie. just switch it around the other way to the way you originally plugged it in. Problem solved and my HDD activity light now works. Hope this helps any guys building a pc around this case.
Here's the link to my query: http://www.techsupportforum.com/for...-elite-370-hdd-led-activity-light-544154.html
 

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The case wires are usually color coded. The positive wire color can vary but the ground is almost always white. But, all manufacture's can do a fubar.
 
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