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First time building a Gaming PC

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July 21, 2012 10:43:15 AM

Hi this is my first time building a PC... and firs time posting... so don't pwn me for my noobness.
It's mainly JUST gaming... but there's also going to be... ON THE SIDE... downloading dramas for my sister here and there... high quality play back... music... LOTS and LOTS of music... going to do mixing and stuff for music because we're headed to Western and we want something pretty well suited for all the tasks that will arrive.


Case - Corsair Carbide Series 300R Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Item...


Hard Drive - Samsung by Seagate Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ/ST500DM005 500GB
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...


Optical Hard Drive - SONY Black SATA DVD-ROM
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...


Memory - CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...


MotherBoard - EVGA Z68 SLI Micro 120-SB-E682-KR
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Item...


CPU - Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost)
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...


Graphic card - EVGA 01G-P3-1556-KR GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi)
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Item...


Power Supply - SeaSonic M12II 620 Bronze ( wasn't so sure if this would be the right Powersupply so...)
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...


NOW if you have a better idea or build that is way more cheaper than this... cause right now I have this at (mind you it is Canada... TORONTO!) $885.12
IF there is anything you can suggest (ESPECIALLY FOR THE POWER SUPPLY) to make the build better, actually work ( lol ), and/or cheaper... PLEASE GO RIGHT AHEAD !

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July 21, 2012 11:00:23 AM

Get this one, all u need is 400W max, so its overkill. This one is a great deal.

CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2 (CMPSU-430CXV2) 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

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was: $54.99

$20.00 USD mail-in rebate

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
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July 21, 2012 11:11:38 AM

I cannot help you with PSUs but you have a nicew build there, two things I wuld change:
1. Hard drive, If you work with lots of music you would want a bigger HDD e.g. 1TB?
2. Graphics card, its good but if you could get your hands on the 560, 560TI, 7850, 7870 you wuld be able to run games smoother and at higher FPS.
July 21, 2012 12:26:05 PM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
July 22, 2012 8:47:02 AM

Does anyone know what kind of power supply I will need? I don't want one that will destroy my hardware for being to overkill on watts.
Ummm... I would but I would just get an external by then. I'm pretty sure 500gb IS A LOT of music right there. If I ever MAXED out I'd get an external hardrive. Um, I would like to change it... but I'm trying to stay on budget here lol. Remember I still need to get the Operating system and all that other *** as well as the monitor.
July 22, 2012 10:09:59 AM

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Does anyone know what kind of power supply I will need?


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Get this one, all u need is 400W max, so its overkill. This one is a great deal.

CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2 (CMPSU-430CXV2) 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Jonnyguru recommended award
was: $54.99

$20.00 USD mail-in rebate

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Produ [...] 6817139026


Right there.
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