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First computer build and need opinions please!

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July 1, 2012 1:16:33 PM

So I am getting ready to build my first computer. I have, in the past, put components into my current computer and figured it was time to try and actually build one. What I want is a decent gaming computer, not a beast, but one that will last me a few years before delving into a more extreme build. Any opinions or help would be great, I'm trying to keep this below $850.

OS: Windows 7 Pro 64 bit (need it for programs I use)
CPU: Intel Core I5-3570 Ivy Bridge
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77MX-D3H 1155 Intel Z77
RAM: G Skill Ripjaws Series 8gb (2x4 GB) 240 Pin DDR3
PSU: Antec NEO ECO 620C 620W
GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 550 Ti
Case: Rosewill Ranger
DVD: LG DVD burner


I already have a SATA Drive from Seagate that is new and I plan on installing it with this setup. Is there anything I am missing or pieces that may not play well with each other? Any help or opinions would be great. Thanks!


edit: changed to antec psu over apevia
July 1, 2012 4:15:34 PM

Get a better gpu like radeon 6850 or nvidia gtx 560 non-ti if u have some more bucks.
July 1, 2012 8:23:12 PM

How much better are they? I'm more than willing to spring for a slightly better card if necessary. I have looked around a bit but I am having a hard time deciding which would be better. I personally have never overclocked a graphics card and was hoping to not have, would it be easy to do this if I needed to?
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July 1, 2012 9:10:03 PM

On what resolution and setting u want to play games.
July 1, 2012 9:19:06 PM

Games like battelfield 3 and max payne 3 on 1080p and high settings will be playable..... i mean stable at 30+ fps.
July 1, 2012 9:39:58 PM

Ahh ok well the highest my moniter goes up to is 1440 x 900 so I will most likely go for the 560 since I am more familiar with Nvidia. Thanks for your help!
July 3, 2012 3:00:54 PM

Just curious, is the 620 W psu enough for a future update/expansion? What I want to do is eventually do an sli setup with another gtx 560 ti, add another 7200 RPM hard drive with maybe an upgrade for the RAM to 16 or 32.

It's the same setup as above but I'll be using a GTX 560 ti (not the 448 core) instead of the GTX 550 ti.

Edit: Nevermind I will get a 750 W based on another thread.
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