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May 27, 2012 1:13:07 PM

Hello,

This will be my first build, so please excuse any stupid moves on my part. I have a budget of around $1000. The parts I have chosen are here :

http://pcpartpicker.com/ca/p/8Xwy

CPU : Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Cooler : Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
Motherboard : ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
Memory : Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Hard Drive : Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card : EVGA GeForce GTX 550 Ti 2GB Video Card
Case : NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply : Corsair 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
Optical Drive : LG GH24NS70 OEM DVD/CD Writer

Total Cost : $913.90

As I am very new to this, please feel free to recommend any replacements for cheaper/better products.

Thanks! :hello: 

EDIT:

Approximate Purchase Date: End of June

Budget Range: $1000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming & Watching Movies to Light Browsing

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg & canadacomputers

Country: Canada

Overclocking: No

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May 27, 2012 1:29:55 PM

http://pcpartpicker.com/ca/p/8XA5

I'm at 1048, but it's a much better gaming build.

ETA: get rid of the aftermarket cooler, you don't need it if you are not over clocking. That will get you right at $1000.
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May 27, 2012 3:01:57 PM

You don't need an aftermarket cooler if your not overclocking, so save some money there.

You don't need a 750w psu, a 500w psu would be more than enough.

Use the saving to get a decent video card, at least a 560ti/HD6950/HD7850
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May 29, 2012 12:21:12 AM

warrior4321 said:

As well, I am wondering is this a better buy for the memory:
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-memory-cmz8gx3m2a1...

Thanks


That Corsair Vengeance RAM is better. Everything else will work together. If you want to save a few more bucks, you can choose a cheaper case. Cooler Master Haf 912 is really popular. I have the Corsair 300R and I think it is a very good case (partly because I bought it on sale so I got it for the same price as the HAF 912). :p 
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May 29, 2012 12:45:05 AM

warrior4321 said:
This is an updated version I created. Can somebody please verify that all parts are compatible and that the power supply will be enough?
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/93x9

As well, I am wondering is this a better buy for the memory:
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-memory-cmz8gx3m2a1...

Thanks


I'd recommend a 550w, a 500w will work but it'll be pushing it. I recommend something at least 80+ bronze rated. You missed all the memorial day deals.
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May 29, 2012 1:02:01 AM

geekapproved said:
I'd recommend a 550w, a 500w will work but it'll be pushing it. I recommend something at least 80+ bronze rated. You missed all the memorial day deals.


Could you please recommend a cheap one?

On another note, will I need to purchase a sound card, or NIC or does this motherboard come with them? And it will come with a default heat sink right?
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May 29, 2012 7:31:38 PM

Mobo has 8ch sound and nic.

Unless your buying an oem cpu and I suggest you don't, it will come with a heatsink.

I don't see any good psu deals at the moment, you missed the memorial day deals. Wait a day or two something will come up. Or Fathers Day.
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