First PC build....Would appreciate input

Hello, thinking about building an entire PC for the first time. Purpose is gaming (Rift) as well as general use. Not on a strict budget, but would like to keep it cheap. My current computer is a laptop, so I need windows, keyboard, monitor etc. How do you think this rig will fare? Any suggestions?

I am kind of clueless on how to choose a MoBo and monitor, so I would appreciate comments on that.

Thanks :wahoo:





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  1. You don't need much power to run rift, a 6850 would be plenty.

    I would suggest a good PSU though, heres a quality modular 650W for $59AR: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207007

    On the Mobo, it depend on what you want, if you don't OC, H67 would be plenty. But for the price, CF support for an extra $10 is a pretty good deal: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130583

    Then, I would get a better HDD, like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136769&cm_re=wd-_-22-136-769-_-Product

    Memory-wise, DDR3 1333 would be enough, save the $5 and get a better heatsink: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231425

    Other than that, its a fine build, maybe an SSD would be nice.
  2. Thanks for the good input both of ya'll.

    Noob question though: what's the difference between a modular power supply and a regular one?
  3. Ayydre said:
    Thanks for the good input both of ya'll.

    Noob question though: what's the difference between a modular power supply and a regular one?

    In the Modular PSU, the power cables are separate and you use and plug in just the cables (and power) that you need. Thus you have less cabled plugged in, better air flow, and it is more tidy. Usually, only the 24-pins motherboard power cable is integrally wired to the PSU; all others must be plugged in as needed. In the Corsair AX series, even this 24-pins cable is a plug-in type. Another advantage of modular PSU is the ease in change-out if ever needed (rare).
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