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I'm building a custom PC for the first time and could use some help

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So I'm building a custom PC for the very first time and I could use some help. I am borderline clueless when it comes to this topic so any input is much appreciated. If you think I could do something better with it or if I've done something wrong do let me know. Also if you have a completely different build that you think is better than this I'd like to hear it.

Motherboard: MSI B250M PRO-VDH Intel B250 S1151/4xDDR4/1xPCIEx16/HDMI/DVI/D-Sub/M.2/Micro ATX Motherbaord

CPU: Intel BX80677I57600 Core i5-7600 3.5GHz 6MB LGA1151 Kaby Lake Boxed CPU

GPU: MSI (GTX 1060 GAMING X 6G) 6G GTX 1060 Gaming X PCI-E VGA Card

RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX CMK8GX4M2A2133C13 (Black) 8GB Kit (4Gx2) DDR4 2133 Desktop RAM

Power supply: Antec VP-500P 500W

HDD: Seagate 3.5" BarraCuda 1TB ST1000DM010 SATA3 7200RPM 64MB HDD

Case: Antec VSK3000B-U3 USB3.0 Micro ATX Tower Case without PSU


Thanks in advance.
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  1. That looks like a pretty good build, I don't know about the antec psu, but I used to have one and had no problems. Good luck :)
  2. DDR4 memory modules can run at 2400 MHz for 7th Gen processors and 2133 MHz for 6th Gen processors.
  3. Up the ram to 2400MHz
    The PSU....I'd go for something a bit better. The VP is a rather mediocre FSP design.

    What's your budget & location for the PSU?

    Edit: i know these units are a bit more expensive but sadly quality comes at a price with PSUs:

    http://www.msy.com.au/pc-components/17108-corsair-cx550m-cp-9020102-au-550watt-80plus-bronze-atx-semi-modular-power-supply-unit.html

    http://www.msy.com.au/pc-components/12440-antec-tpc-550-550w-true-power-classic-80plus-gold-power-supply-unit.html

    http://www.msy.com.au/pc-components/12170-antec-hcg-520m-520w-high-current-gamer-modular-gaming-psu.html
  4. Budget?
    You can do better.
    MSY has crap prices.
  5. Chugalug_ said:
    Budget?
    You can do better.
    MSY has crap prices.


    I have a budget of $1300 AUD, and where can I get better prices in Australia? I thought MSY was the cheapest in the area.
  6. Isokolon said:
    Up the ram to 2400MHz
    The PSU....I'd go for something a bit better. The VP is a rather mediocre FSP design.

    What's your budget & location for the PSU?l


    Budget is $1300AUD, and the PSU will be at the standard spot at the back of the case. Do you have any suggestions for what ram I should get?
  7. Best answer
    Centrecom is better.
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-7500 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($253.00 @ Shopping Express)
    Motherboard: ASRock B250M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($109.00 @ IJK)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($149.00 @ Umart)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($63.00 @ Shopping Express)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Dual Series Video Card ($548.00 @ Shopping Express)
    Case: Corsair SPEC-ALPHA (White/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.00 @ PCCaseGear)
    Power Supply: XFX TS 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($89.00 @ PCCaseGear)
    Total: $1300.00
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-04-10 23:51 AEST+1000
  8. Otorino said:
    Isokolon said:
    Up the ram to 2400MHz
    The PSU....I'd go for something a bit better. The VP is a rather mediocre FSP design.

    What's your budget & location for the PSU?l


    Budget is $1300AUD, and the PSU will be at the standard spot at the back of the case. Do you have any suggestions for what ram I should get?


    i think they were referring to the location you're buying from :P that made me giggle .
  9. Chugalug_ said:
    Centrecom is better.
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-7500 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($253.00 @ Shopping Express)
    Motherboard: ASRock B250M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($109.00 @ IJK)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($149.00 @ Umart)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($63.00 @ Shopping Express)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Dual Series Video Card ($548.00 @ Shopping Express)
    Case: Corsair SPEC-ALPHA (White/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.00 @ PCCaseGear)
    Power Supply: XFX TS 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($89.00 @ PCCaseGear)
    Total: $1300.00
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-04-10 23:51 AEST+1000


    Oh wow, this looks amazing. I just have one more question; Do I need to get any extra fans with this build?
  10. Nope, the included ones are good enough.
  11. Chugalug_ said:
    Nope, the included ones are good enough.


    Thank you! This really means a lot :)
  12. No worries at all! :)
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