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First built in my life

Last response: in Systems
June 22, 2012 3:36:49 PM

I'm new here and need help or advice for this first built of mine.. so there is a sort of form how to ask for advices, so i just copied it and put in the parts that ive pre choosed, hope this works, here it goes:

Approximate Purchase Date: 1 week

Budget Range: $680

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming,Surfing net.

Parts Not Required: video card, keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:


Parts Preferences: Intel

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 Full HD

Additional Comments: first desktop of mine

Processor: Intel Core i5-3450 (3.1ghz) Ivy Bridge [...] 6819116506
Motherboard: Asrock H77M [...] 6813157303
Hard drive: 500gb Seagate Barracuda [...] 6822148767
Memory: RipJaws 8gb 1600 [...] 6820231428
Optical Drive: Asus 24x 24B3ST sata [...] 6827135204
AeroCool StrikeX GT [...] kexgtblack
PSU: Seasonic X-Series Full Modular 560w [...] 6817151098

I haven't decide yet on my case, its confusing, just want to have a great airflow at least 6-8 fans, great cable management , usb 3.0 support, budget around 80-90? so i can stick to my budget of max $680 max. thank you for your response

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June 22, 2012 3:59:22 PM

I really don't think 6-8 fans are necessary... what kind of GPU do you have?
June 22, 2012 4:09:47 PM

okay scratch that 6-8 fans, just great cable management and usb 3.0 other things which comes handy for a case.. i was thinking of getting a Sapphire HD 7850 oc version..