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First home-built PC, looking for feedback.

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September 15, 2012 1:20:09 AM

This is my first time building my own PC and I just want to make sure everything's compatible. I've done a lot of research and I'm pretty confident everything will work, but I'd just like to make sure before I order the parts.

I plan on using the computer primarily for gaming.

These are the parts I have so far, minus a case and monitor (still researching these).

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

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

GPU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Might just go with a GTX 670, not sure yet.

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

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

Storage:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Plan on getting an SSD for booting, but it's not in my budget at the moment.

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

Operating System:
Windows 7 64-bit.

Besides a general opinion on the setup, I'd like to know specifically if the motherboard will be sufficient for all the parts I want, since I'm buying a relatively cheap one. I don't plan on using SLI so the one PCI express 3.0 slot will be enough for me.

Should I get a better power supply or will this suffice?

Also, will a mid-size case be enough for the motherboard and graphics card or should I go with a taller tower?

Any feedback is greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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September 15, 2012 1:28:10 AM

Budget??? take a look at my signature builds.
September 15, 2012 2:33:27 AM

1. Motherboard will work fine
2. PSU will work great
3. Why spend that much and not get an SSD?
4. You need an aftermarket heatsink with that CPU if you plan on overclocking.
5. If not planning on overclocking, then get the non-K edition CPU.
September 15, 2012 4:40:04 AM

Thanks guys for the quick responses.
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idroid
Budget??? take a look at my signature builds.


Sorry, I forgot to mention that. At this point I don't have an exact budget in mind, I'm just trying to get the best parts I can get without getting more than I really need. I'd like to keep it under $1300 total (including monitor) if I can.

Quote:
mark4685
1. Motherboard will work fine
2. PSU will work great
3. Why spend that much and not get an SSD?
4. You need an aftermarket heatsink with that CPU if you plan on overclocking.
5. If not planning on overclocking, then get the non-K edition CPU.


Thanks, it's good to know my motherboard will work as I was mostly worried about that. As for the SSD, I could get one now but I'm trying to keep the cost as low as I can without sacrificing too much functionality; for the time being I can live with the longer boot times. Though I will definitely look at getting one in the near future.

Mark, if I'm not going to overclock the CPU will the stock heatsink be good enough or do most people recommend an aftermarket one? I may look into overclocking the CPU at some point just as a learning experience, though I wonder if it's really necessary....most of the research I've done seems to indicate that a quad core 3.4 GHz processor will be more than enough to not bottleneck my GPU running most modern games at max settings and 1080p resolution (correct me if I'm wrong!).
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