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First time building a pc, will this get me by for a few years?

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July 22, 2012 3:40:44 AM

Hi guys, new user. Will these parts work properly together and do you believe they're efficient for the next few years? I would like to avoid going over $1300 and I've never put together a PC before, but build sites seem to tear you apart with hidden costs and I feel this is the better route.


Approximate Purchase Date: By November

Budget Range: Up to $1300

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming system

Are you buying a monitor: No

Do you need to buy OS: Yes, Windows 7 Home

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Location: United States

Parts Preferences: none

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: Unknown

Your Monitor Resolution: Likely 1920 x 1200


Current component selection

CPU: Intel Core i5 2500

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

CPU Cooler: Zalman CNPS9500 AT Ball Bearing cooler

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

Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 ATX LGA1155

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

Memory: Corsair XMS3 16GB (4x4GB) DDR3-1333

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

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB 3.5" 5400 RPM

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

SSD: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5"

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

Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-OB DVD/CD Writer

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

Graphics Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 570 1.25 GB

http://www.walmart.com/ip/16419413?adid=222222222270013...

Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid

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

Power Supply: Apevia 700W ATX12V / EPS12V

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

Keyboard: Enermax KM001 W Wireless Standard Keyboard w/ Mouse

http://www.directron.com/km001.html

Operating System: Windows 7 Home 64 Bit

http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Premium-64bit-System-Buil...




Thoughts? Thanks ahead of time!

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July 22, 2012 3:44:57 AM

Looks like a great system!
July 22, 2012 4:05:01 AM

Except for the PSU.
CX600 is a better PSU.
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