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first build ever, my final draft of parts. could use some help to see if everything will work.

Approximate Purchase Date: next couple days

Budget Range: max 700-780

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, movies, anything else

Are you buying a monitor: no


Parts to Upgrade: all parts exluding monitor, keyboard and mouse.

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg, amazon

Location: WI, Brookfield

Parts Preferences: Intel CPU, name brands for the most part

Overclocking: Maybe, probably not, Im a big newb to all this

SLI or Crossfire: ehh confused

This is my first build ever, and Im pretty nervous I have to admit. I've been researching the last couple days and I'm catching up on a lot of knowledge but could definitely use some help. What I'm going to show down below is my 3rd draft of parts that i like the best. My main concerns are whether all these parts will be compatible. Im 90% sure the cpu and motherboard are compatible, but Im not sure about the graphics card. My power supply I want to get is decent at 500w but I cannot tell if that will cover everything. Anyways if I could get some feedback on whether my draft of parts would be a decent starting machine Id really appreciate that. Also if anybody has any tips like maybe trading in one part for another that might work as well. To anybody who helps me out I thank you many times in advance!

draft of parts:

XION mid tower case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811208057

MSI Intel Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130655

ASUS GTX 660 2 GB video card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121656

Corsair 500W PSU

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139027

Intel Core i5 Ivy Bridge 3.2 Ghz

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115234

Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4Gb) DDR3

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233196

Lite-On DVD Drive

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106276

WD cavier Black 1 TB

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236325
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  1. Best answer
    Looks good to me I did not see any real problems with your parts list. Should be good to go from what I can tell.
  2. bryonhowley said:
    Looks good to me I did not see any real problems with your parts list. Should be good to go from what I can tell.


    thanks alot man, thinking about going with a XFX Radeon 7870. hmm not really sure, but apart from that I'm getting pretty excited for my first build.
  3. Why not switch the 660 ti for a 760, the run about the same price, and the 760 performs a little better. Also there's better power supplies for the same price that are modular for example (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182131)
  4. TheAngryAnchor said:
    Why not switch the 660 ti for a 760, the run about the same price, and the 760 performs a little better. Also there's better power supplies for the same price that are modular for example (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182131)


    Great call on the psu, the modular will probably make things easier for me. For 10 only 10 bucks more too, awesome and thanks. For the 760 video card you recommended I'm confused on what card exactly that is.
  5. btrimble said:
    TheAngryAnchor said:
    Why not switch the 660 ti for a 760, the run about the same price, and the 760 performs a little better. Also there's better power supplies for the same price that are modular for example (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182131)


    Great call on the psu, the modular will probably make things easier for me. For 10 only 10 bucks more too, awesome and thanks. For the 760 video card you recommended I'm confused on what card exactly that is.


    Here you go for a graphics card

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130932

    There's tons of these on newegg, but a lot of the good ones are out of stock.

    MSI, ASUS, EVGA (with 2 fans)

    I'm not a fan of galaxy and gigabyte, but that's just preference.
  6. TheAngryAnchor said:
    btrimble said:
    TheAngryAnchor said:
    Why not switch the 660 ti for a 760, the run about the same price, and the 760 performs a little better. Also there's better power supplies for the same price that are modular for example (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182131)


    Great call on the psu, the modular will probably make things easier for me. For 10 only 10 bucks more too, awesome and thanks. For the 760 video card you recommended I'm confused on what card exactly that is.


    Here you go for a graphics card

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130932

    There's tons of these on newegg, but a lot of the good ones are out of stock.

    MSI, ASUS, EVGA (with 2 fans)

    I'm not a fan of galaxy and gigabyte, but that's just preference.


    Thanks man. This card does look slightly better your right. Looks like I might make a last minute switch. Appreciate all the advice greatly!
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