Help finish with first time build

I bought my 3570K, Asrock Z77 extreme4, Samsung DDR3 1600, and Crucial M4 yesterday. This will be my first build and I'd like to do it right. However, I still need a case, power supply, and video card. I'm looking to spend ~$350 total for the three parts. I mostly play games (diablo3, LoL, fps's). I might do some overclocking but more than likely not anything heavy. I'd like the PSU to be modular if possible. I don't really have any preference on the case - the corsair obsidian looks amazing, I just wish it were a fourth of the price :sarcastic:

I don't really have a site preference. As long as they can get it to me by Friday it should be ok. I do have an amazon prime account though so that may help.
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  1. Case-wise I'd go with any of NZXT's creations. I myself own an NZXT Lexa S and am in love with it. It's really roomy, has a great cooling system (easily upgradible to liquid cooling if you want), has very efficient wire-routing, and it's only $80. Also, if you find yourself wanting to upgrade in the future, it has 11 drive bays for expansion.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146060
  2. I´d spend a bit more on the items you´ve mentioned, as you have a powerful CPU, however at the budged of $350 I´d get:

    COOLER MASTER Storm Scout http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119196

    CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139027

    MSI R6870 Twin Frozr II Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127545

    or

    MSI N560GTX Twin Frozr II/OC GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127593
  3. jemm said:
    I´d spend a bit more on the items you´ve mentioned, as you have a powerful CPU, however at the budged of $350 I´d get:

    COOLER MASTER Storm Scout http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119196

    CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139027

    MSI R6870 Twin Frozr II Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127545

    or

    MSI N560GTX Twin Frozr II/OC GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127593


    I found the NXZT Gamma 40$
    The OCZ ZT 550W 80$ (60$ after MIR)
    I could probably find an HD 7850 for <250$

    The only thing I'm not sure about is that PSU. If we keep the PSU under 80$ I think I'll have a pretty decent rig. Any recommendations?
  4. BearFist said:
    I found the NXZT Gamma 40$
    The OCZ ZT 550W 80$ (60$ after MIR)
    I could probably find an HD 7850 for <250$

    The only thing I'm not sure about is that PSU. If we keep the PSU under 80$ I think I'll have a pretty decent rig. Any recommendations?


    Current shell shocker at Newegg is an Antec 620 watt for $55 (35 after MIR)
  5. If you get a case that allows cable management, then it is much better to get a modular or a semi-modular PSU. The result is better air flow, thus less heating!

    COOLER MASTER HAF 922 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197

    CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX550M 550W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Semi Modular http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139032

    That would you cost a bit more than $350, but it worth the investment.
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