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July 20, 2012 7:13:14 PM

Hello,This is my first build. I've picked most of my components already:



CPU: Intel i5-3570k-$190

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

MOBO: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H LGA 1155 Z77 ATX Intel Mobo-$150

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

GPU: Zotac ZT-50303-10M GTX 560 Ti Overclocked 1024MB- $200

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

RAM: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB DDR3-1600 (2x4GB)-$43

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

HDD: WD Caviar Blue 1TB 7,200 RPM SATA III 3.5" Internal Hard Drive-$95

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

OS: Windows 7 Home ~100



With Rebates and $50 off mobo at Microcenter when you buy a i5-3570k

Total- $728



I need suggestions on what computer case, PSU, and fans. And please share if you have any other suggestion on the other parts.



PS- I plan on gaming (BF3, Rome TW 2 when it comes out) at 1080 resolution.

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July 20, 2012 7:42:08 PM

600W will be more than enough to run the system and give you plenty of wiggle room for overclocking.
If you want to SLI eventually then you'll have to go up around 750W.

Corsair 650W ($60 with $10 coupon code and MIR)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PC Power and Cooling 750W ($70 after MIR and $10 coupon code)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case is a matter of personal preference. Cooler Master 912, and Antec 300 are popular models.

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212+ is a popular model for the price vs performance. Noctua NH-D14 is more effective but 2x the price.
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July 20, 2012 8:13:54 PM

Im thinking of getting an SSD in the future. If i bought a windows 7- 1PC would i be able to install windows 7 onto the ssd even though i already installed it to the HDD or would i have to clone it from the HDD to the SSD
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July 20, 2012 8:20:10 PM

OEM copies of Win 7 is tied to the Hardware, so technically you need to clone, but if I recall correctly, it only checks the motherboard, so I suppose you don't.

You shouldn't encounter any problems with reinstalling. At worst the program will require a phone activation instead of online. I've done something similar. The main reason for it is to discourage pirating.
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July 20, 2012 8:36:40 PM

Thanks, moornix. If i knew how to best answer you i would. I used to be tech savy until i took an arrow to the knee.
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July 20, 2012 8:44:37 PM

likeabo$$ said:
Thanks, moornix. If i knew how to best answer you i would. I used to be tech savy until i took an arrow to the knee.


LOL. The Skyrim reference was compensation enough.
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July 20, 2012 8:45:20 PM

Best answer selected by likeabo$$.
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July 20, 2012 8:46:56 PM

I figured out how! :bounce: 
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