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First Build $1000 limit Need finishing touches

Last response: in Systems
February 11, 2012 3:05:48 PM

I might have posted this before but couldnt find it so here it is again.

This is my first time building a pc and i wanted a few suggestions
First off im not sure what power supply i should use. I also want to know if all my parts are compatible. Since this is my first build I dont plan on overclocking much if at all.Besides the power supply am i missing anything? Do i need to buy thermal paste? The case I plan on buying says the power supply is bottom mounted; does that matter? If theres any parts that would work better please leave a link in your reply.

Here's my list so far:

Intel Core i5-2500 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz

GIGABYTE GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBRL

MSI R6670-MD1GD5 Radeon HD 6670 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

LG DVD Burner Black SATA Model GH24NS70 - OEM

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with Upgraded USB 3.0
a b ) Power supply
February 11, 2012 3:09:32 PM

The pc is for gaming ? What is your budget ? If is for gaming it can be done better.
February 11, 2012 3:11:03 PM

Sounds very similar to my build but I am seeking advice too... Not really gonna be much help but did you select a power supply? bottom mounted is the most common place for a PSU I think. I would get a 6770 graphics card but if your on a budget like me then you want to stick to it.
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February 11, 2012 3:12:04 PM

This pc is for casual gaming and my limit is $1000

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a b ) Power supply
February 11, 2012 3:22:05 PM

The build is ok. If you don't buy 2500k then go with i5 2400 CPU
Power supply : CORSAIR Builder Series CX500
Ill change the video card with 6770 is at the same price like 6670
February 12, 2012 4:36:57 AM

Best answer selected by jc_jr.