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Building my first gaming rig...no experience though, help appreciated

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August 14, 2011 1:34:21 PM

Hey I was just trying to get some help with some stuff...make sure all my parts are compatible and nothing is going to bottleneck me in terms of performance.

Case - Lanboy Air
http://www.antec.com/Believe_it/product.php?Family=MzQy

Processor - Intel i7
http://www.amazon.com/Intel-i7-870-Processor-Socket-LGA...

Motherboard - Gigabyte
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

Video Card - GeForce GTX 460
http://www.walmart.com/ip/EVGA-01G-P3-1366-TR-GeForce-G...

RAM - Corsair
http://www.corsair.com/memory/intel-memory-solutions/co...

SSD - Crucial
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD - Western Digital
http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-Internal-3-5-Inch...

Power Supply - PC Power and Cooling Silencer MKII 650W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mainly I'm curious if the PSU is potent enough for everything, and if everything I picked out is compatible with each other. And if any one component is going to drag the rest down.

Also the reason I chose the air casing is so I wouldn't have to buy extra cooling, but does anyone think extra cooling anyway would be a good idea? I'm using this for work as well. (3D modeling and rendering)

Thanks in advance for the help! It really is appreciated!
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August 14, 2011 2:05:46 PM

Your Video Card isn't so good. I would go for the RADEON 6870.

Power Supply: Go for Seasonic/Antec/Corsair 600W

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Very good power supply + It is modular so very good cable management = More air flow.
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August 14, 2011 3:06:09 PM

Okay so I do like the idea of the modular power supply. Seasonic has a good rep? I'm going for quality+longevity for the parts that wont need to be upgraded so I'd like it to last. That one looks good as far as I know...

And I'll upgrade the video card.
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August 14, 2011 3:34:33 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Thats the power supply I would go with if I were you. Its 850w, so it will be enough if you ever want to run a Crossfire or SLI setup plus overclocking. I would try to stick with a Corsair or Seasonic brandwise for a power supply (seasonic actually makes a few of corsairs psus :)  lol). Go with http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... if you prefer a cleaner modular setup. Remember, the power supply is one of the most important pieces of your build, so its always better to budget a little more for a great one, rather than an "ok" one.
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August 14, 2011 6:27:03 PM

^^ Tokyo says some good stuff but really? 850W is waaay to much even if he does Crossfire, If you are not going to crossfire go for a 500-600W PSU. And yes Seasonic is the Top 3 PSU manufactureres, Seasonic makes like 1/2 the power supplies for Corsair and many other brands, Seasonic is Number 1 brand in my opinoin but it is definately TOP 3. And for the graphics card go for a Sapphire 6870 or 6850. Sapphire has excellent reviews and cooling.

And btw, Modular REALLY IS AMAZING.
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August 14, 2011 8:46:49 PM

I'm thinking for my purposes, the 620W will be more than enough. Not really an overclocker, just need something to power my pieces!
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August 14, 2011 9:09:20 PM

Bayra said:
I'm thinking for my purposes, the 620W will be more than enough. Not really an overclocker, just need something to power my pieces!

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advic... <----- What's your budget ? You seemed to have went light on the vid card, and heavy on everything else.
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August 15, 2011 12:07:16 AM

Between 1500-2000. I opted to up the video card (I didn't know I went light haha, thats why I'm a newb and I asked for help :D  ). I decided to move toward the GTX 580.

Sorry I didn't know that advice string was there either..
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