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1st build looking for suggestions.

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Hey ya'll,

I'll be building my first ever PC. I used to be a gamer and have since ceased all gaming for a few years but I'm looking to get back into it hopefully with your help!

PC Build so far
Case - Bitfenix Prodigy M
CPU - i5 4670k
Video Card - EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB
Memory - G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866
Storage - Crucial M500 120GB 2.5" SSD

I would like to water cool this PC and I don't mind spending some cash where it matters.

I need help choosing a PSU, motherboard, and cooling accessories.

I was thinking of either going with an ASRock Z87E-ITX Mini ITX LGA1150 or a MSI Z87M GAMING Micro ATX LGA1150. Also any suggestions on a 2-3 TB HDD would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
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I'm not 100% sure on the PSU, but I think Silverstone is the only PSU manufacturer who offers PSUs that can fit in this case.

It's a computer!
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz (1.368-1.384V fixed voltage) ASUS P8P67 EVO B3 (UEFI ver. 1850) GTX 780 ASUS DirectCU II (1228 / 6300, 1.180V) G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866MHz, CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
Basic, but premium round X-Fi Titanium HD Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 (with 16 AWG Monster Cable... 
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It's a computer!
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz (1.368-1.384V fixed voltage) ASUS P8P67 EVO B3 (UEFI ver. 1850) GTX 780 ASUS DirectCU II (1228 / 6300, 1.180V) G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866MHz, CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
Basic, but premium round X-Fi Titanium HD Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 (with 16 AWG Monster Cable... 
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Hey ya'll,

I was thinking of either going with an ASRock Z87E-ITX Mini ITX LGA1150 or a MSI Z87M GAMING Micro ATX LGA1150. Also any suggestions on a 2-3 TB HDD would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

Motherboard: ASRock Z87M Extreme4 - $119.99 @ Newegg.com
Memory: Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 2400 - $76.99 @ Newegg.com
HDD: WD Black (WD2003FZEX) 2TB - $154.99 @ Newegg.com

Went with the Z87M Extreme4 over the Z87E-ITX because I think it has more features and is a better board all around. Also swapped your memory for a 2400MHz kit that costs less than what you are paying for. Team Group memory is very solid, just as good as any namebrand and usually price much lower. Lastly went with the newer 2TB WD Black FZEX because it's the fastest 2TB drive you will find and most reliable; comes with a solid warranty as well.
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