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 m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedNeed Assistance this is my first build Forum SolvedFirst time build, need assistance. Forum SolvedI need assistance with my very first PC build (gaming) Forum SolvedMy First Gaming Build!! Need Assistance!! Forum SolvedFirst PC build. Assistance needed. Forum SolvedIn need of assistance towards building my first rig Forum First ever PC Build need assistance ! Forum Considering a first time build but have no idea where to start, need assistance please. Forum Need assistance with a first build - Is this any good? Forum First Gaming Build Need Assistance Forum First PC Gaming build, need assistance Forum First build, need assistance Forum Building my first pc. Need assistance! Forum Need assistance with first PC build Forum First Gaming Build, assistance needed Forum First PC build Need some assistance Forum First build, need assistance Forum First Gaming Build. Need Assistance. Forum Building first gaming desktop, need assistance Forum New Computer, First Build, Need Assistance Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !