Need assistance for my first build Tags: New Build Systems Last response: June 28, 2012 2:11 PM in Systems Share salaja June 28, 2012 1:35:21 PM Approximate Purchase Date: a few days from now Budget Range: $800-$1200 area System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming is the priority. Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, may re-use HHD and DVD burner Preferred Website(s) for Parts: mwave.com.au seems to bee the cheapest australian website i can find, but really any site that is suitable for australia is fine. Country: Australia Parts Preferences: never had an intel cpu or an SSD before, i would like both for this reason. Overclocking: No SLI or Crossfire: what is this? Monitor Resolution: (e.g.: 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1440x900, 1600x1200, 1680x1050, 1920x1080, 1920x1200) Additional Comments: would like a physically smaller computer, and quiet if possible. -------------------- these are some parts i think would be good so far: CPU: i5-3450 (maybe upgrade to i5-3550 for about $15 extra?) $205 http://www.mwave.com.au/sku-19010248-Intel_Core_i5_3450... MOBO: ASRock H77M $83 http://www.mwave.com.au/sku-28023719-ASRock_H77M_Mother... Video Card: Gigabyte HD 7850 OC (seems to be the cheapest 7850 i can find) $270 http://www.mwave.com.au/sku-42060863-Gigabyte_AMD_Radeo... Memory: Corsair Vengeance Low Profile (2x 4GB) $65 http://www.mwave.com.au/sku-37140912-Corsair_8GB_%282x4... SSD: Intel 60GB, 330 Series (mainly to hold OS. chose intel, because i read that cheaper brands are much lower quality) $100 http://www.mwave.com.au/sku-22140644-Intel_330_Series_6..."_SATA_III_6Gb_s_25nm_MLC_Read_W ------------- i plan to run windows 7 64-bit. going to re-use a 1T HHD, and a DVD burner. the video card needs 500W, and the CPU needs 77W, so i guess i need a 600W PSU? what are recomended brands? i also haven't decided on the case, but i want it to be a smaller one, as my motherboard is a Micro ATX. have i missed anything critical? and, are my above choices compatible with one another? More about : assistance build vmem June 28, 2012 2:11:05 PM SLI/corssfire is the act of running two identical (or for AMD very similar) video cards in parallel to use their combined rendering powers for gaming etc. if you plan to add a second 7850 or 7870 later, got with susan's suggestion of a 600W power supply. otherwise a nice 450W or 500W will be more than sufficient Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumNeed assistance with first PC build ForumFirst Hombuild. Need compatibility assistance . ForumFirst build , need assistance ForumFirst time builder needs assistance ForumAssistance for a First Time Builder - Gaming PC ForumNeed opinions and assistance on my first Gaming System. ForumFirst build assistance ForumAssistance Needed with First PC Build (Gaming PC) ForumFirst build , need assistance ForumFirst PC build Need some assistance ForumBuilding my first , accepting assistance ! ForumNeed Assistance with New Build ForumHELP! Need opinions and assistance on my first Gaming System. ForumNeed opinions and assistance on my first Gaming System. :) ForumNew Computer, First Build , Need Assistance ForumFirst Gaming Build . Need Assistance . ForumMy first build - Intel High End office PC build assistance requested ForumPCI compatibility question Forum[Solved] First PC (gaming build)= $300>$500 ForumFirst build, need assistance More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !