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April 17, 2012 3:05:38 PM

This will be the first computer that I have built and just looking for some feedback on what I have so far and suggestions for what I dont have yet.


What I already have:

CPU
Core i5 2500K LGA 1155 Boxed Processor

Video Card
Radeon HD 6850

RAM
CORSAIR XMS 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX8GX3M2A1600C9

Motherboard
GA-Z68AP-D3 LGA 1155 Z68 ATX Intel Motherboard




What I need to get:

Hard Drive
500GB would be fine for this, I have a 1TB external hard drive, just not sure if seagate or western digital is better.

Power Supply
Thinking at least 600W, I read that Corsair is good but are other brands fine as well? Rosewill seemed to have a good deal on Newegg today.
Rosewill Green Series RG630-S12 630W Continuous @40°C,80 PLUS Certified, Single 12V Rail, Active PFC "Compatible with Core i7,i5" Power Supply
Was $90 Now is $60.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case
Getting a mid tower, after that not too sure.




Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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April 17, 2012 3:26:08 PM

Get a 6870 over a 6850 (totaly worth the extra 20$ you'd spent)
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April 17, 2012 3:31:23 PM

Your PSU will be fine. Those rosewill's are actually quite good. Hardware secrets did a whole writeup on them and they surpassed their expectations and gave it their "Gold" award.

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/881

For case either the Antec 300 or the HAF 912 (as ugly as it is :p ) are both good options. The Coolermaster Elite 430 is another.
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April 19, 2012 3:02:38 PM

Thank you all for some great replies. That article explained the cases perfectly for me. I think I am going to like this site, very helpful community.
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April 19, 2012 3:09:48 PM

Pezcore27 said:
Your PSU will be fine. Those rosewill's are actually quite good. Hardware secrets did a whole writeup on them and they surpassed their expectations and gave it their "Gold" award.

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/881

For case either the Antec 300 or the HAF 912 (as ugly as it is :p ) are both good options. The Coolermaster Elite 430 is another.

I'm reluctant to give Rosewill a shot, maybe they're OK now, but they did indeed have a very nasty reputation a couple years ago.
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April 19, 2012 4:18:50 PM

Yes they did, as hardwaresecrets even points out in the beginning of that article.

The green series seems a viable option as a budget friendly yet capable CPU. THG even used one in the recent SBM.
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