My first build. feedback wanted

Case: Cooler Master Centurion Micro ATX Mid-Tower Case with Front USB and Audio Ports

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H55M-USB3

CPU: Intel Core i5 650

RAM: Kingston HyperX 4GB DDR3 1600MHz

Video Card: XFX HD577AZNFC Radeon HD 5770 Video Card

Hard drive: Seagate ST3500418AS Barracuda 7200.12 Hard Drive - 3.5", 7200 RPM, SATA 3G, 500GB

DVD: Samsung SH-B083L/RSBP 8x Blu Ray Combo Drive


Im stuck on the power supply. What would be needed for this setup?

Also is this a decent build for a media/school PC? I don't do much gaming but I multi-task a lot. Is there anything that needs to be improved or spots I could cut back and still get what I need?
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  1. From where are you buying the parts ?
    Fill this and paste it here...
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advice
  2. I apologize for my first post. I guess it helps to read the "read this first" before posting. I am building in the budget area but with a enthusiasts mindset which doesn't help. I appreciate any and all feedback


    Approximate Purchase Date: 2 weeks from now

    Budget Range: 600-700 ... currently over by a lot

    System Usage: Limited gaming, borderline htpc, web surfing, class work

    Parts Not Required: monitor, keyboard, mouse

    Preferred Website(s) for Parts: tigerdirect.com

    Country of Origin: United States

    Parts Preferences: by brand or type: Intel, ATI

    Overclocking: No

    SLI or Crossfire: No

    Monitor Resolution: Not quite sure, I believe its 19** x ****

    Additional Comments: the parts I have posted are above what I would like to spend but I'm not experienced enough to know where I can cut back without dropping to much performance.

    Case: Cooler Master Centurion Micro ATX Mid-Tower Case with Front USB and Audio Ports
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2419013&Sku=C283-1127

    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H55M-USB3
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6644872&Sku=G452-0108

    CPU: Intel Core i5 650
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5581941&Sku=I69-0650

    RAM: Kingston HyperX 4GB DDR3 1600MHz
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5210453&Sku=K24-5836

    Video Card: XFX HD577AZNFC Radeon HD 5770 Video Card
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5316156&Sku=P450-5770

    Hard drive: Seagate ST3500418AS Barracuda 7200.12 Hard Drive - 3.5", 7200 RPM, SATA 3G, 500GB
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4499974&Sku=TSD-500AS7

    DVD: Samsung SH-B083L/RSBP 8x Blu Ray Combo Drive
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6620862&Sku=S203-8700


    Im stuck on the power supply. What would be needed for this setup?
  3. ^ IMO AMD would be a good option, you can save some money there without any significant performance hit...
    Here is a setup...
    X4 955 + ASUS 870
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.537750

    NZXT M59 + Corsair 4GB DDR3
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.514332
    Additional fans for case
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103022

    OCZ Fatality 550W + Samsung F3 500GB
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.514468

    Video card -
    Get the open cooler type...
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150462
    If you have plans to upgrade the monitor soon, then maybe this card
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102908

    BD Combo
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151199

    Total - ~$697(HD 6850) | ~$$667(HD5770)
  4. thanks for the build. it looks good. I'll put my dislike of amd aside for another time.
    do you have a recommendation on a cost effective hardware to get me quality wifi?
  5. USB/SATA 3.0 + Crossfire capable

    $667 - swap out DVDRW to the ODD of your choice


    HD 5850CF scaling/bench
    http://www.anandtech.com/show/3987/amds-radeon-6870-6850-renewing-competition-in-the-midrange-market/6
  6. Hmmm, he says limited gaming...
    You can cut the video card back to a HD4850 or HD5670 and save quite a bit of money.
    @OP, what games DO you want to play, and at what settings?
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