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July 10, 2012 12:21:19 AM

I am looking for some input on my selection of stuff below. This is my first build and i want to make sure everything im getting is compatable before i get myself into the build. Also any suggestions on a good GPU to add to this build or a good case i would be open to them. I havent quite gotten enough research done about the GPU's to put one in here.

It should be noted this is my first list im putting out there so if it is totally absurd i would really love to know. I am not planning on doing anything to advanced as far as O/C the processor either.

ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

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

Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 Quad-Core Desktop Processor

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

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

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

SeaSonic X Series X650 Gold ((SS-650KM Active PFC F3)) 650W ATX12V V2.3/EPS 12V V2.91 SLI

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

Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31500341AS 1.5TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
July 10, 2012 12:32:32 AM

you dont necessarily need a gold psu. a bronze is good enough

personally, id get the xfx xxx 750w. its 80+ silver, semi-modular, and is made by seasonic.

if you dont plan on OC, id get the p8h77-v motherboard and the i5 3550 instead. OC is pretty easy.

id get a hyper 212 evo just so that your rig can run cooler and quieter.



your build looks ok now. for a case, id get a antec 302 just because it has great cabling and good build quality for a low price. for the gpu, i have 2 suggestions

1:get a asus 7850 if your rig is going to be around 1200 dollars in total.
2: get a asus directcu2 top gtx670 if your rig is more than 1200 dollars



one more thing to take note of. id get a ssd such as the crucial m4 128gb just to speed up the system and make loading much faster
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July 10, 2012 12:43:31 AM

First thanks for the imput. I thought the PSU might be a little overkill it just seemed to me that everywhere i read something about building i kept coming across people saying the PSU is very important and as i have no real knowledge other then what i have read i wasnt sure how good of one i needed.

The more i think about it i figure i should be getting an aftermarket fan i just hadnt settled on it. Ill look into that one though.

I dont know much about SSD's either since i have only really worked with mechanical hard drives , do they really upgrade the load times that much? I have been hearing mixed reviews on the upgrade vs the cost?

Again thanks for the imput.
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July 10, 2012 11:25:00 AM

that unit you picked is very very good. just that the one i picked is about as good but cheaper

yes. SSDs really make your system fly. since they are still expensive, most people pick up either a 120/128gb or a 240/256gb SSD. for 128gb, you can store the OS, most of the critical apps that you deem the need for speed, and some games.
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July 10, 2012 4:15:37 PM

Hey thanks for the great input. I only have 2 questions. One is about the psu , do I need all that power? Is that so I make sure to have enough power for a second gpu when I want to crossfire? Second is about the case. I love the look and all the room I just was wondering about cord management. I couldn't really tell how much I could put behind stuff. Input?

Thank again.
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July 10, 2012 6:22:45 PM

The 7850 can be run on a 650W, but the GTX 570 will probably require 850W due to how much power it uses. :) 
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July 10, 2012 9:38:05 PM

So i was looking at some more of the GPU's and what i find is that the 7850 is prob more in line with what i want to spend on a GPU. I want to get a computer working that i can game on sooner rather then later and the way i look at it i can crossfire later with another GPU when i save up for it. Im on a "wife" budget which = whatever i can spend without the wife freaking out lol. With the GPU it brings my computer around 1050 before OS.

I think if i go with the 7850 i should have a solid system? Anything im forgetting to look at or any last suggestions?
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