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May 25, 2012 1:59:26 PM

Hey guys, this is my first build, mostly for gaming and my budget is around $1000. Here is what I have so far:

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570k @ 3.4 GHz - $240
Mobo: Asus P8Z77-V Pro - $205
RAM: Kingston HyperX 8GB - $50
Graphics: Asus Radeon HD 6670 - $100
HD: OCZ Vertex 120GB SSD - $120
PSI: ????
Tower: Cooler Master HAF 912 - $65
CPU Fan: Cooler Master Hyper 212 - $35
Case Fans: Should I be adding 1 or 2?

My biggest question is what Power Supply I should be getting? As I understand it, that's an important component that is often overlooked. Any help would be great!


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May 25, 2012 2:01:21 PM

I should note that I am planning on over clocking to get the most out of that CPU.
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May 25, 2012 2:12:08 PM

Further informationL

Approximate Purchase Date: ASAP

Budget Range: Approx. $1000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Movies

Parts Not Required: I need it all.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg and NCIX

Country: Canada

Parts Preferences: See above

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Not sure?

Monitor Resolution: I am planning on using my LG 42" HDTV to start via HDMI until I purchase a monitor.
May 25, 2012 2:26:11 PM
May 25, 2012 2:44:53 PM

hellfire24 said:
drop down to 2500k,asrock extreme3/gen3,skip the SSD,get a more powerful gpu,at least a 7850.for psu,a quality 650w is plenty-
will easily handle 78xx CF and overclocks.

Okay, thanks. What will the difference be with 7850 compared to a 6850 for example? I'm trying not to just build but learn the reasoning behind each component choice.
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May 25, 2012 3:21:21 PM

yeah! more powerful gpu=better performance.
May 25, 2012 7:51:44 PM

I can get my Ivy Bridge processor 1$ cheaper than the Sandy so I don't see the point in downgrading there which means the motherboard can't change. And as for graphics card, how about the Radeon 6850?? I don't want to spend 200+ on a card. I currently run SC2 on a Macbook Pro with no dedicated graphics card on medium settings with no problems at all. I just don't see the point in sacrificing for a 200$+ card with minimal improvements. I don't need to play on Ultra at 150fps haha
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May 26, 2012 3:33:02 AM

if you are more cpu intensive works than aim on better cpu,if you are just playing SC2 then yeah a 6850 or 6870 is more than enough.