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First Gaming Build (Totally Open to Suggestions)

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September 16, 2013 11:07:30 PM

Hi, I currently own: and I'm starting to get seriously into gaming and want to have a computer that can run games on high settings!

I plan on salvaging the CPU - i5 3450 3.1 quad core, the ram - 8 gb ddr3-1600, and the disc drive from the HP, I also have a hard drive laying around that I believe can use (not sure if I'll be able to re-use the hard drive from my HP)

So what it comes down to is, I need a motherboard, a graphics card, a PSU and a case. This is what I have figured out on my own, but I am totally open to suggestions.

Current partslist:
Processor: (owned)
Memory: unable to figure out brand, but 8gb ddr3-1600 (owned)
Storage: Hitachi 1TB currently in my HP, can I reuse it? (owned)

Is there anything I'm forgetting? I appreciate any help.

Edit 1: PSU will be changed to something more reliable (thanks jimthenagual)

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September 16, 2013 11:22:55 PM

That PSU is extremely low quality and dangerous to your system. I'd recommend something more along the lines of this:

Antec High Current Gamer-520M $76.98

Rosewill Hive 550W $79.98

Tier 2 PSU, and modular for better cable management.