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March 5, 2011 2:49:07 AM

So I'm building my first computer, and through the research I've done, these are the components that I feel deserve a place in my system:

-Intel i7-2600K
-Asus Maximus iv
-Nvidia gtx 580 Fermi (probably an EVGA one, but not sure yet)
-G.Skill Ripjaws 8gb (2 x 4 gb) DDR3 ram


I know that's an incomplete list, but I'm unsure what to do as far as power supply, case, hard drives, cooling, and cd drives are concerned. I would be very appreciative if anyone has solid recommendations for the components I'm missing.

Thanks!

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March 5, 2011 3:00:18 AM

Ok! That solves one problem!
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March 5, 2011 3:25:00 AM

This is a pretty widely used PSU calculator, and is more extensive than the Asus calculator - http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp

What's your budget like with this build?

In general, I would recommend the following
Case: Cooler Master 912/922 or Antec 300/900
Hard drive: Samsung F3 1TB, SSD for OS (if budget allows)
CPU cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212+
Cd drive: really anything works here; Asus, LiteOn, and LG all make solid drives that I've owned (CD/DVD/Bluray)
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March 6, 2011 12:48:52 AM

I'm trying to keep my budget around $2,000. Currently, with the addition of the components suggested by boiler1990, I'm at $1,500~1,600. Not too shabby =)
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March 6, 2011 1:41:06 AM

Other things u will need
Monitor
Keyboard
Mouse
OS
Speakers
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March 7, 2011 5:13:17 PM

Yes, those are essential. I have a keyboard and mouse; I still need to get a monitor, OS and some decent speakers- mine are old and blown out =P
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March 7, 2011 5:31:05 PM

where you buying from?
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March 8, 2011 12:59:15 AM

Newegg, I guess...Any other good places to buy from?
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a b B Homebuilt system
March 8, 2011 1:57:39 AM

Check Amazon once you know what you're getting. Sometimes, you'll at least get free shipping. DEFINITELY buy your case on Amazon, since Newegg tends to charge a decent amount for shipping (they are big).
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March 14, 2011 2:08:07 AM

Thank you, I will keep that in mind =)
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