Building first gaming computer, input/help wanted
by Marquezblaize - 5/12/12 7:58 PM
While I have built a some normal mid-size computers before for everyday use, I have never actually built a gaming computer before, thusly I have been kind iffy on what parts I should be putting into it. I've never had to deal with high-end performance parts before so I was wondering if I could get input on the components I choose to put in it and general advice. All the parts listed I got off of Newegg, and I know that with some searching I could find them cheaper and I plan to, but I used Newegg for the sake of convenience. If it isn't obvious, I have a rather generous budget as well, but I'd like to not exceed the $1800 mark I have now. I am willing to forgoe the monitor though and using a television as a monitor to save money for a little while or not getting the SDD, which I only really plan to put the OS and important files on.
COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced Blue Edition RC-932-KKN3-GP ATX Full Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0, Black Interior and ...
EVGA SuperClocked 02G-P4-2682-KR GeForce GTX 680 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
COOLER MASTER Silent Pro RS850-AMBAJ3-US 850W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.92 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active ...
Intel Core i7-2700K Sandy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623i72700K
Intel 520 Series Cherryville SSDSC2CW060A3K5 2.5" 60GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
G.SKILL Trident X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2400 (PC3 19200) Desktop Memory Model F3-2400C10D-8GTX
Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" 5ms HDMI Full 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor W/Speakers
Sony Optiarc 24X DVD Burner, Bulk Package Black SATA Model AD-7280S-0B - OEM
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel ...
My biggest question is that the video card I have chosen says that it is PCI Express 3.0, and I didn't know if the motherboard I chose can support it.