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November 10, 2010 7:57:38 AM

Hey guys, first time posting :D 

yea i am just about to start buying parts for my first PC build
and i was just wondering what you guys think. Also if the PSU
is ok for the hardware

PSU: Cooler Master Silent Pro M600 (http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=4199)

CPU:Intel Core i5 760 Lynnfield 2.80GHz 8MB LGA1156

Mobo: ASUS P7P55D-E LX

RAM: Corsair CMX4GX3M2A1600C8 2x2GB DDR3-1600 CL8

GPU: thinking either 6850/70 or 5850/70

HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 32MB 7200rpm SATAII

Case: Cooler Master HAF 932

um could you guys please tell me what you think, and if any changes should be made.

Thanks alot,
November 10, 2010 8:20:46 AM

Oh sorry,

Approximate Purchase Date: starting to buy this month hopefully completed purchases by Christmas.


Budget Range: Approximatley $1250 USD


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, watching monvies, surfing internet


Parts Not Required: -


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: dont ming


Country of Origin: New Zealand


Parts Preferences: Intel, Cosiar, cooler master - not too fussed tho


Overclocking: Maybe


SLI or Crossfire: No


Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080


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November 10, 2010 8:28:55 AM

^ For a gaming PC, even an AMD Phenom II X4 would be a good option...You could save some money there...

CASE - IMO as you will be using only a single video card, you wont need a Full Tower,...
Check out the HAF 922/ HAF 912 cases,

PSU - That CM PSU is a very good one, stick with it...

Video card - ATI might be launching their newer powerful cards by this month-end, so you might want to wait till then before deciding on the card...

Maybe a SSD ??

Rest are good...
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November 10, 2010 9:08:35 AM

thank you very much
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November 10, 2010 9:08:54 AM

Best answer selected by Knyte_Rydah.
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November 10, 2010 7:32:26 PM

For 50$ less I don't recommand to go on am3 ... Stick to 1156 with the i5.
You don't need to save money, you need to spend it right.

I agree for the case, althought I'd still buy my haf 932 again, I just love it.

I wouldn't go for a cooler master psu,
I'd go for Seasonic, Antec, Xfx, Corsair. For 10$ more you may have a solid psu instead of an OK psu.

I totally agree for the graphic card, wait a little :) 
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November 11, 2010 2:18:34 AM

^ As for the CPU, for gaming I doubt you would notice any significant difference, but its upto the OP...

As for the PSU, Cooler Master's Silent PRO and Real Power series are of very high quality comparable to the ones that you have listed...Not sure how you are saying they are just OK and not solid PSUs...
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