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August 9, 2012 6:00:12 AM

Hey guys, I'm about to order PC parts this following Monday, and want to make sure I get everything right. I am quite unsure of the correct power supply I need, and help would be appreciated. I am also not too sure on the tower, either.

My current tentative specs:
  • CPU:
  • Video Card:
  • Motherboard:
  • RAM:
  • Tower case:
  • CD Drive:
  • HDD:

    What would be a good power supply? Are the tower and motherboard okay? It would make my life easier if you could find the correct product(s) in newegg.

    Thanks guys:) 
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    August 9, 2012 7:37:44 AM

    Case recommendation:

    Power supply:
    A 600 Watt power supply will give you plenty of space for future updates.

    Another thing I would change personally - change the value DIMMs to something better looking. Take a look at these from corsair:
    They are 10$ more expensive, but are faster ,will look better on that motherboard And have better heat dissipation, which might come in handy when you're overclocking. Just a suggestion
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    +1 on the Seasonic PSU.
    Cases are an extreme personal preference item, but check out Rosewill's offerings. I've used probably 8 different Rosewill cases, some more than once, and been happy with all of them.