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New build (first build) need help!

Hello everyone,

So this is my first forum post ever anywhere!!!! It feels pretty good! I have never built a computer before but I am pretty knowledgeable about computers and have a lot of confidence that i know what to do (for the most part). Anyway sorry if this thread should not be in this section but here goes, i have a few questions that I would love to get some feedback about. Firstly, I plan on buying a ASUS sabertooth z77 motherboard, and i know that it has an integrated LAN chipset but my question is will this chipset allow me to have WiFi or will I have to buy a separate WiFi adapter, and if i do have to buy one could I get some suggestions on which one I should get. Another question I have is how much power am I going to need to keep my setup running at it's best, here are all the things I am going to drop in my new build:

ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard/integrated LAN Intel 82579V
Intel i5 ivy bridge-3570k
EVGA GTX 670 2GB
Crucial M4 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC INTERNAL SSD
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB DDR3
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    Please fill this out:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advice
    Also, the Asus Sabertooth Z77 and Asus Z77 Pro-V is probably one of the worst boards in terms of cost/performance. Shown here, a $160 Asrock Extreme6 Z77 can upstage a $210 board. Definitely not worth the Sabertooth.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/z77-extreme6-z77a-gd65-z77h2-a2x,3187-22.html

    Check out my $1100 build here:
    http://www.squidoo.com/electronicandmore
    Add the 256GB SSD of your choice but honestly it'd be better to get a 120GB and just get a 1TB or 500GB for storage.

    Wi-fi adapters work for any motherboards just use the USB ones.
  2. what he said

    sabertooths are gimmicks that look cool but thats about it
  3. Thank you guys very much for the quick responses i will look into the other mobo you suggested i think that is one of the reasons that i liked the sabertooth so much was how it looked!

    Again thanks

    ChugginMilk
  4. interesting point regarding the asus mobo,i have a asrock pro 3 p67 mobo and it is fine,i would recomend a real good quality power supply like this linked seasonic 760watt or 850watt if you plan to add a second graphics card in the future,this link is in australia,you may need to search this product in your location


    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=15_972&products_id=16759
  5. ^ Overkill on the price. You should be going for cheaper 750ws especially since Bronze to Gold 80+ ratings don't have much impact.

    The OCZ ZS 750 or ZT 750w are solid choices.
  6. Best answer selected by chugginmilk.
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