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April 19, 2012 11:53:31 PM

Hey guys my mate has asked me to quote him on a custom pc
this will be my first pc build from scratch can you please have a look over it and help me make sure its all ok? :) 
I found a combo on ebay for the mobo cpu and ram im not really good at selecting Motherboards

Case :Cooler Master CM 690 II Advanced Mid USB 3.0 AU $170.95

Mobo RAM and CPU: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Intel-Quad-Core-i5-2500K-Int... $450.00

Power supply: Coolermaster Silent Pro Gold 800W Power $219.00

Graphics: ASUS nVidia GTX 560 GTX560 Ti OC $264.70

hdd: Seagate 1000GB 1TB $102.95

sub-total $1206
He doesnt want to go over $1500

he wont need: disk Drive, Mouse, Keyboard, Speakers

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April 20, 2012 12:08:51 AM

Looks OK, you don't need anywhere near 800W though. 550W would be more than enough power even with overclocking. Save a bit of cash and see if you can afford a better GPU like the HD 7870.
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April 20, 2012 12:12:55 AM

jmsellars1 said:
Looks OK, you don't need anywhere near 800W though. 550W would be more than enough power even with overclocking. Save a bit of cash and see if you can afford a better GPU like the HD 7870.

Thanks for looking over it
Would u be able to recomend a power supply?

im a Nvidia fan so i allways go with them.
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April 20, 2012 12:32:40 AM

What until April 29th when Ivy Bridge cpu's are released.

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... $105.00
CoolerMaster HAF 912 Advanced

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... $129.00
Silverstone Strider Plus 750W ST75F-P 80 PLUS Silver 100% modular

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ASRock Z77 Extreme4 Motherboard

or...

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... $139.00
Gigabyte GA-Z77MX-D3H Motherboard

http://www.guru3d.com/news/intel-ivy-bridge-gets-prelau... $212 USD
Intel Ivy Bridge i5 3750K 3.4Ghz

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... $39.00
CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler

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G.Skill Ares F3-1600C9D-8GAO 8GB (2x4GB)

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Seagate Barracuda 1TB ST1000DM003

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... $19.00
Sony AD7280SGB DVDRW OEM

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... $359.00
Sapphire Radeon HD7870 2GB GHZ

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit with SP1 OEM
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April 23, 2012 3:50:52 AM

Best answer selected by defynphysics.
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