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New Build, Help With Compatiblity And Selection

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July 1, 2012 6:27:02 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: In a week or so.

Budget Range: $~750

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Surfing the web, Gaming.
Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, Optical Drive, and OS.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg is nice, but whatever works.

Country: USA

Overclocking: Most likely in the future.

SLI or Crossfire: Probably not.

Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050 Right now.

Additional Comments: Looking to build my first gaming computer, so far I have come up with this.

Firstly I am not sure how large of a power supply I am going to need to power this system, so any help with that would be appreciated. Also how compatible are all the pieces of this build. And are there parts that I use to make this build better for less.

Any suggestions would be appreciated, Thanks for your help.

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July 1, 2012 6:32:20 AM

If you arent gonna OC in the NEAR future, then save the CPU cooler for later, when you actually want to OC. PSU should be around 600W :)  And from brands with good reputation for building PSUs. Corsair, Antec, XFX, Seasonic, brands like those. :)  Other than that, everything looks fine.
July 1, 2012 7:28:01 AM

if you have a micro center near you you can get the i5-3540 for 150.00
and the i5-3570 for 190.00
the cpu cooler keep it the intel stock ones suck...