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Help building my first computer

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May 20, 2012 12:49:54 PM

Hi Everyone!

This is my first time building my own computer and I wanted to check before I get everything if it will all be compatible, etc.

It's going to be used pretty exclusively for gaming, and I'd like to run things as close to top speqs as possible without jacking the price up too far.

Here it is:

OS: Windows 7
Case: COOLER MASTER Storm Enforcer SGC-1000-KWN1 Black SECC
MOBO: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
CPU: Intel i5 2500K (already have)
Heatsink: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler
RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
GPU: EVGA 01G-P3-1556-KR GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) FPB 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support 01G-P3-1556-KR GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi)
PSU: Do I need the 650 or will the antec 550 work?

1) Antec BP550 Plus 550W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

2) CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply

HDD: 1TB Samsung 3.5 (already have)
SSD: SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC064B/WW 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive
Optical Drive: LG Black 10X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA Internal 12X Internal Blu-ray Drive 3D Playback & M-DISC Support Model UH12LS29 LightScribe Support - OEM

Thanks in advance for all the help!


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May 20, 2012 1:18:59 PM

Antec 550 will work, 650 if you plan upgrading your gpu later

nice build :D .
May 20, 2012 1:46:57 PM

I just put my build with that case together 2 days ago