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Building my first computer

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July 1, 2012 3:54:06 AM

Hey I was wondering my build looks good before I pull the trigger on buying it

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/b9XT

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July 1, 2012 4:04:18 AM

Not good for the $. Get a PSU by XFX, Seasonic, Corsair (TX or HX), or PC Power and Cooling, Rosewill (only HIVE and Capstone, maybe Green).
July 1, 2012 6:11:01 AM

Is this computer for gaming? If so, then you have some adjustments to make. Gaming reqiures mostly a strong GPU, so I would get a slightly cheaper case and drop the SSD. Another thing is that the power supply you picked sucks.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB Video Card ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Apollo Black NP ATX Mid Tower Case ($67.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling 600W ATX12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $815.90
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)


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July 1, 2012 6:46:57 AM

That PSU is a steal for the price. *thumbs up*
July 1, 2012 6:58:57 AM

wonsae said:
Hey I was wondering my build looks good before I pull the trigger on buying it

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/b9XT


Nope, thats definetly not a good build, check my signature builds, pick the one you like and we can make a few modifications if we have too, btw...whats your exact budget?

I also recomend that you drop the SSD for now... The SSD is not as important as a strong GPU
July 3, 2012 2:33:20 AM

Thanks for all the suggestions guys yeah I'll definitely pick up a cheaper case and my budget is around 700-900 and I don't plan on gaming (minecraft, starcraft 2) that much mostly 1080p movies and tv shows.

is this a better build then?
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/bhkg
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