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First build. Advice or Opinions?

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August 31, 2012 11:06:49 AM

Hey all! This is my first build for casual gaming like guild wars 2. Trying to keep it less than 1k. Let me know what you think. Also any suggestion as to what wireless adapter I should get? Thanks in Advance.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/g7SM

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a b 4 Gaming
August 31, 2012 11:17:04 AM

Upgrade that CPU to Ivy Bridge. Bit faster, will enable the PCI-3 in that motherboard, less power consumption.
I5-3570k. $230
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You want the Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO, not 212+. Better base-plate with wider contact heat pipes, helps idle temps in particular
CM Hyper 212 EVO. $35
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168....

At the $200 price point there are better cards on the market. AMD recently dropped the price on most of their current cards, and that has landed the HD7850 (The king of the mid-range IMO) right at your price point. This card also has better cooling on it than the reference design EVGA cooling.
Sapphire HD7850. $210
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

While there is nothing wrong with OCZ, they arent regarded as one of the better PSU manufacturers. You want a unit from XFX, Seasonic or Corsair. Also 650W is sufficient for a single card rig.
XFX Pro 650W. $86
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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a b 4 Gaming
August 31, 2012 11:33:05 AM

What he said, except even 500W is more than sufficient for a single card rig. You can save $20+ there.
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August 31, 2012 12:09:22 PM

^^ What he said.
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