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Advice for making my first PC Budget:$1,300

Hi,I recently decided to make my first computer that I'll be using 75% of the time for gaming.I'm buying it off of Ibuypower.com by the way. I have most of the specs already and need a second opinion on them. So, here they are:

Case
Xion Echo Gaming Case - Blue

Processor
Intel® Core™ i5-3570K Processor (4x 3.40GHz/6MB L3 Cache) - Intel Core i5-3570K

Processor Cooling
Certified CPU Fan and Heatsink

Memory
4 GB [2 GB X2] DDR3-1600 Memory Module - Corsair or Major Brand

Video Card
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti - 1GB - FREE Upgrade to GTX 560 Ti EVGA Superclocked - Single Card

Motherboard
Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H -- 1x PCI-E 3.0 x16, 4x USB 3.0

Power Supply
1000 Watt - Standard
Primary Hard Drive
120 GB Kingston V+200 SSD - Single Drive
Data Hard Drive
None

Optical Drive
24X Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive - Black

2nd Optical Drive
None

Flash Media Reader / Writer
None

Meter Display
None

USB Expansion
None

Sound Card
3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard

Network Card
Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100)

Operating System
None- Pre-formatted Hard Drive Only (I'm planning on transferring my Windows Home 7 from my laptop to my PC)

Monitor
24" LED 1920x1080 -- Sceptre E246W-1080P (23.6 viewable) Save $60! FREE Upgrade from 22" Sceptre X220T-Naga

Speaker System
None

Warranty
3 Year Standard Warranty Service

1 x iBUYPOWER USB Keyboard
Mouse

1 x iBUYPOWER Internet Mouse

External Hard Drives [USB 3.0/2.0/eSATA]
1 x 2.5" Slim 500 GB Hard Drive USB 3.0 / USB 2.0

Total Cost: $1,200

The reason I'm getting the standard keyboard and mouse is because I don't know enough about a keyboard and mouse that a good bit of people use and like (Razer Blackwidow keyboard and the Razer Death Adder mouse).
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  1. dont need that 1000w power supply.....try 500w
  2. Would 700w be ok?On the website it says that I need a 650w or higher because of the video card.Also,are all the other specs ok?
  3. You need 550W or high.
  4. Seems very expensive for the components inside....are you able to put together PC's yourself?
  5. Case
    Xion Echo Gaming Case - Blue $60

    Processor
    Intel® Core™ i5-3570K Processor (4x 3.40GHz/6MB L3 Cache) - Intel Core i5-3570K $219.99

    Processor Cooling
    Certified CPU Fan and Heatsink (Incl. with processor)

    Memory
    4 GB [2 GB X2] DDR3-1600 Memory Module - Corsair or Major Brand $30

    Video Card
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti - 1GB - FREE Upgrade to GTX 560 Ti EVGA Superclocked - Single Card $209.99 after rebate

    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H -- 1x PCI-E 3.0 x16, 4x USB 3.0 $120

    Power Supply
    1000 Watt - Standard (you need only 600W) $ 60 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182032

    Primary Hard Drive
    120 GB Kingston V+200 SSD - Single Drive 129.99


    Optical Drive
    24X Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive - Black $20


    Monitor
    You can get a variety of better 24" monitors on newegg/ecost around $150

    Added Total:
    $999, Thats mostly off new egg as well, so up to you there! Ive personally had bad experiences dealing with cyberpowerpc and those websites.
  6. This will be my first time buying and making my own PC.I have considered paying someone to make it for me though.Also,where would you suggest I get the specs I'm looking for off of a site other than ibuypower?
  7. Best answer
    Always go to Newegg which will give you the best prices for the most part, and reviews of all items. Next, I put together my first pc and I knew nothing about PCs its actually so simple I could teach someone else without question. Just takes a few videos online. If its something your interested in, you can save $300 and learn a few things! ibuypower has a reputation for using bad parts, and not really having the best customer service =/
  8. Thank you very much for the help,going into this i wanted to make the computer myself for the experience and to learn a little more about them.
  9. Best answer selected by moneyboy45.
  10. moneyboy45 said:
    Thank you very much for the help,going into this i wanted to make the computer myself for the experience and to learn a little more about them.


    Send me a message of the games your looking to play, and any questions you have, I can help you fine tune the parts your looking for!
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