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PLease can people comment on this system. trying to build a PC

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January 1, 2012 9:01:49 PM

Hello,
here are my components. Please can people tell me if it will work and if its any good. I want it mainly for music and Video but also to play starcraft 2.

Novatech Aura Micro-ATX Case - No PSU

Novatech GeForce GTX 460 1024MB GDDR5 PCIe

OCZ Agility 3 SATA III 2.5" 60GB Solid State Hard Drive

Novatech Motherboard Bundle - Intel Core i5 2400 - 4GB DDR3 1333Mhz - Intel H67 Motherboard

LiteOn IHAS124-19 24x DVD+/-RW SATA Black - OEM

Novatech PowerStation Gaming 600W Silent ATX2 Modular Power Supply

I have never built one before so please tell me if I have missed something. I have mouse and key board and speakers. I do want to link it with my tv aswell so any advice would be great.

cheers
January 2, 2012 3:44:59 AM

First, you'll need an operating system. Since it's for gaming, you'll probably want Windows 7 Home Premium:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/buy/default.aspx

I would also not buy the SSD and instead buy a better CPU/motherboard/gpu. Something like this:
CPU: Intel core i5 2500k
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Mobo: ASRock Z68 Extreme3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GPU: Radeon 6870 or gtx 560Ti (depending on which you can afford)
6870: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
560Ti: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
January 2, 2012 1:16:27 PM

ok thanks. what kind of Hard drive do you think I need? want about 500 to 1tb i guess.

and is the power supply enough?



thanks
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January 2, 2012 5:29:01 PM

ok thanks. what kind of Hard drive do you think I need? want about 500 to 1tb i guess.

and is the power supply enough?



thanks

January 2, 2012 5:43:34 PM

1. I would get a 250GB HDD for now, since prices are so high up due to the flood. If you can get another $30, you can probably get a 500GB Seagate drive (go to your nearest BestBuy and ask for their Hard Drive section). This works if you don't have a BestBuy near your house:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

2. For the powersupply, if it actually outputs 600W, it should be good even for SLI/CF, however, I've never heard of Novatech before so I really don't trust them. Go with a trusted company such as Seasonic or FSP. (Some Corsair, Antec, and OCZ PSUs work too, but not all are reliable)
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