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First Time PC build

I am looking to build my first pc and just have a few question as to what you guys would suggest as to the components for it.

Approximate Purchase Date: I am hoping to have all the parts and build it around Christmas. I am hoping to save money overall by buying on black Friday.

Budget: ~$600

System Usage: 1. Gaming 2. School work

Parts Not Required: HDD, Monitor, Mouse, Keyboard, DVD drive, OS

Preferred Websites: newegg.com, amazon.com , tigerdirect.com

Country of Origin: US

Parts Preferences: I have not real preferences.

Overclocking: yes on the cpu and maybe on the graphics card

SLI or Crossfire: yes I will being doing this but at a later date. So I would prefer if the mobo was able to so I don’t need to buy another in the next couple of months.

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Parts I already have:

1 TB Western Digital Caviar Black HDD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533

Monitor I do not know the resolution (I am being given it as a gift) I know it is a widescreen LCD but that is it.


Parts I have already pick out so please don’t include these in the budget:
Coolermaster HAF 922
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197
Intel Core i5 2500K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072

I would like 8 gigs of ram if possible.

Any help you could provide would be greatly appreciated.
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  2. Sorry I was not very clear in my first post.

    What I need is a multi-Gpu Board, graphics card, psu, ram, and a cpu heatsink/fan.
    And I have about $600 to spend.
  3. andrewj1991 said:
    Sorry I was not very clear in my first post.

    What I need is a multi-Gpu Board, graphics card, psu, ram, and a cpu heatsink/fan.
    And I have about $600 to spend.


    Cool. That's pretty much what I gave you... The asrock can handle SLI. The 750w can handle dual 560tis easily. :D Good luck! The Evo is the best air cooler right now.
  4. Thanks ...That is about what I had come up with as the best I could get. I have been looking around for about 6 months now and with all the sales that are going on or coming up I figured this would be the best time to finally go for it.

    Does anyone know how the OCZ ZT Series 750W psu is? I like the idea of having a modular psu.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341052&cm_sp=Cat_Power_Supplies-_-YTVideo-_-YT17-341-052
  5. I really don't know if that's a good 750w though.

    If you really want modular then get this Corsair TX750w. $130
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139030
  6. This is one of the best sites for PSU evaluations:
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/
  7. Thanks again for the help
  8. Best answer selected by andrewj1991.
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