First time building a Gaming PC

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?ItemList=Combo.1006901


Hard Drive - Samsung by Seagate Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ/ST500DM005 500GB
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152181


Optical Hard Drive - SONY Black SATA DVD-ROM
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827118031


Memory - CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233180


MotherBoard - EVGA Z68 SLI Micro 120-SB-E682-KR
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.989204


CPU - Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost)
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072


Graphic card - EVGA 01G-P3-1556-KR GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi)
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1006901


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=N82E1681715109


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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  1. 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/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139026
  2. 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.
  3. This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
  4. 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.
  5. Quote:
    Does anyone know what kind of power supply I will need?


    Quote:
    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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