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July 4, 2012 7:47:52 PM

Hello,

I am building my first computer from scratch. I have most of my stuff picked out. I just want to run it past some people that know a whole lot more than I do.

Mother Board
Gigabyte Intel Z77 LGA 1155

Processor
Intel i5 3570K

Video Card
EVGA GeForce GTX670

RAM
Corsair Vengeance 8 GB ( 2 x 4 GB ) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) 240-Pin DDR3 Memory Kit for Intel Core i3, i5, i7 and AMD Platforms

HD
Western Digital Caviar Green 2 TB Desktop Hard Drive WD20EARX

Case
Antec Dark Fleet DF-85 ATX Full Tower Gaming Computer Case

Thats all I have so far. I was curious what power supply I would need. Any advice is greatly appreciated.
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July 4, 2012 9:27:10 PM

Augray37 said:
Do you plan on SLIing in the future? is money no object?

If yes and yes, then go with this...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If yes and no, then this...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If no and yes, then this...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If no and no, then this (which I happen to own)...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


I don't know why but I cant open any of these links. I also am not sure what SLIing is. And, i have a decent budget. Not unlimited but i can spend a little.
July 4, 2012 9:31:26 PM

I can open all of them just fine..
July 4, 2012 9:48:35 PM

soldier530 said:
I don't know why but I cant open any of these links. I also am not sure what SLIing is. And, i have a decent budget. Not unlimited but i can spend a little.


Well, the first is a Seasonic x-850, the second is a Corsair HX850 that's on sale, the third is a Seasonic SS-560KM, and the fourth is the Rosewill Capstone 550W Gold (which has internals made by Superflower, the Asian analog of Seasonic). SLIing, or having multiple GPUs in SLI, is putting two Nvidia GPUs on the same motherboard, and you might be able to depending on which motherboard you have. If you have a decent budget, get something that is modular and rated 80plus Gold, like that first one.
July 4, 2012 10:40:16 PM

soldier530 said:
Thank you. The link seems to be broken though.

I will start ordering my parts then. Thank you for taking the time to look my stuff over bigcyco
No problem your very welcome as for the link i don't know why you can't open it sorry :( 
it was to CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W which is overkill btw lol more than you need but was trying to think future proofing somewhat for you and giving you some breathing room.
July 4, 2012 10:53:01 PM

Ok, so now that I have ordered all of my parts. I changed my mother board to a ASUS LGA 1155 - Z68 - PCIe 3.0 and UEFI BIOS Intel Z68 ATX DDR3 2200 LGA 1155 Motherboards P8Z68-V/GEN3

Everything else has remained the same.

How do I go about buying my OS? Just purchase the Windows OS that I want? I bought all my hardware and totally forgot I needed to purchase Windows.
July 4, 2012 10:53:53 PM

Augray37 said:
Well, the first is a Seasonic x-850, the second is a Corsair HX850 that's on sale, the third is a Seasonic SS-560KM, and the fourth is the Rosewill Capstone 550W Gold (which has internals made by Superflower, the Asian analog of Seasonic). SLIing, or having multiple GPUs in SLI, is putting two Nvidia GPUs on the same motherboard, and you might be able to depending on which motherboard you have. If you have a decent budget, get something that is modular and rated 80plus Gold, like that first one.


Thank you. No idea why I cant open them. Appreciate you listing them.
July 4, 2012 11:01:47 PM

My mother board does support SLI. I will have to look into that. The GPU I purchased was about $400 so I may have to wait to double up XD. I ended up getting a 750w for future growth.
July 5, 2012 1:29:41 AM

soldier530 said:
My mother board does support SLI. I will have to look into that. The GPU I purchased was about $400 so I may have to wait to double up XD. I ended up getting a 750w for future growth.
Smart thinking good job. ;) 
July 5, 2012 4:23:03 PM

bigcyco1 said:
Smart thinking good job. ;) 


What should I look at in terms of CPU cooling? I'm not overclocking or anything so will the stock intel fan be ok?
July 5, 2012 5:54:09 PM

soldier530 said:
What should I look at in terms of CPU cooling? I'm not overclocking or anything so will the stock intel fan be ok?

Yes it will be fine if your not overclocking
July 5, 2012 10:15:31 PM

bigcyco1 said:
Yes it will be fine if your not overclocking

Right on. I think I'm set. I ordered all my parts and they should be here next Wednesday. I will let you guys know how it goes. It's my first build so I'm pretty excited. Thank you again for all the help and information.
July 5, 2012 10:45:43 PM

Sounds good man.And it's no problem your very welcome!
July 21, 2012 6:15:37 PM

Ok. So i received all my parts and the build was a pretty easy. I had trouble with getting the display up but i figured out that I had to reset the memory from the motherboard. Once I did that it was all good. Computer is up and running. Writing this from it right now. Thanks for all the help guys! The computer is beautiful and amazingly fast!
July 21, 2012 6:22:45 PM

soldier530 said:
Ok. So i received all my parts and the build was a pretty easy. I had trouble with getting the display up but i figured out that I had to reset the memory from the motherboard. Once I did that it was all good. Computer is up and running. Writing this from it right now. Thanks for all the help guys! The computer is beautiful and amazingly fast!
Cool man enjoy :D 
!