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August 22, 2012 8:43:02 PM

This is my first build and I wanted to know if thebuild is ok and if the components will work together. I am basicaly going to use the PC for digitizing my DVD collection and running it to to HD tvs. Aslo I will be saving all of the video and pictures on it. I will also want to play Diablo III, stream videos from online, and burn Blurays. I am very open to comments and suggestions to improve. trying to keep the budget under $800. Thanks

CPU Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor $199.99 Motherboard ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard $69.99
Memory Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 $33.99
Storage Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $139.99
Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $139.99
Case Rosewill RANGER-M MicroATX Mini Tower Case $24.99
Power Supply HEC 585W ATX12V Power Supply $23.98 Optical Drive LG WH12LS39 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer $95.94
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) $91.10
Total: $819.96

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August 22, 2012 10:13:27 PM

So you want to power your $800 rig with a $20 power supply? This has to be the Hec Orion right? Definitely get a quality PSU and maybe save all your parts from death.

Heres a nice review for ya:

Pros: Nothen, It's a Piece
Cons: It blew up and starting burning!

August 23, 2012 6:24:32 AM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
August 23, 2012 6:49:28 AM

as Popatim pointed out, that PSU is of far lesser quality than it should be. Units at that price are just not to be relied upon. I recommend this PSU for your build, has ample wattage for the build as it stands and has a legendary reputation of Seasonic behind it. They are widely considered the best PSU manufacturer.
Seasonic 430W, 80+ Bronze. $60

That CPU can be downgraded with no loss to performance to the usage you described. An i3 2120 will be fine.
Intel i3 2120. $125

Do you really need 6TB of storage?