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I Need advice on building my first deskop

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September 9, 2012 5:43:22 PM

I am currently builing my first desktop and I am conflicted on the spes for my hardrive and PSU. I have heard that for the psu I should invest on a corsair model but, I really dont know a good amount of watts. For the internal Hard Drive I am leaning toward Seagate and Western Digital. Also are SSD better than HDD.

My Specs

CPU/Processor
Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K

Motherboard
ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

RAM
G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-8GAB

Case
Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, option Fans-2x Side 120mm Fan (I will upgrade case later on)

Optical reader
I have an old optical reader laying around

Graphics Card
I will buy one later on for budget reasons but, I am thinking on temporaryly relying on the intergrated intell 400o Hd graphics

Software:
Will run on windows 7 64-bit

Notes:
Also any tips or advice anyone has to offer will also be apreciated.

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September 9, 2012 5:57:57 PM

PSU wattage depends on what graphics card you will upgrade to. 500 watts is usually a pretty safe amount for single cards.

Seagate and WD are both fairly similar quality-wise, though WD has much longer warranties and better overall customer service from my experience.

HDD is better if you don't have one already. You'll run out of space very quick with even a 256GB SSD; you'll be forced to install Steam onto it, which means you should have several dozen games and programs on the SSD right off the bat, which can use up 150 gigs easily.

Other than that, what is your budget for the PSU?


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