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I am getting everything I need for my first custom built computer. I feel like I know enough about computers to build one, but I would like a second opinion. I also need to know if everything is compatible and will work properly. The build is here. Thanks in advance!
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    vinylrain said:
    I am getting everything I need for my first custom built computer. I feel like I know enough about computers to build one, but I would like a second opinion. I also need to know if everything is compatible and will work properly. The build is here. Thanks in advance!


    You can get a faster Intel i5 3570k for the same price as the i5 2500k now.


    You can get a 120GB SSD for 60$ on sale @ newegg, screw the 30GB one you were ordering.

    I recomend you get a better powersupply, like Corsair or Seasonic.
  2. Corsair or Seasonic isnt very specific. Do you have any links or wattage recommendations?
  3. vinylrain said:
    Corsair or Seasonic isnt very specific. Do you have any links or wattage recommendations?


    I would say 600w+ that way any upgrades, SLI/CF, extras will be Plug and Play.

    I would only buy 80+ certfied PSU's.

    Example:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139020
  4. Beautiful, thanks. I just need to know now if everything will properly fit in the case and there are enough connections for everything. I got a case with a 2.5" internal bay adapter so i know the SSD and HDD are fine.
  5. vinylrain said:
    Beautiful, thanks. I just need to know now if everything will properly fit in the case and there are enough connections for everything. I got a case with a 2.5" internal bay adapter so i know the SSD and HDD are fine.


    You will be fine,

    You got a fullsize case with a microAtx motherboard, you should save 30$ and get an atx motherboard like this one:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157293

    It has more features, overclocking capabilities, and more PCI expansions.
  6. austing said:
    You will be fine,

    You got a fullsize case with a microAtx motherboard, you should save 30$ and get an atx motherboard like this one:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157293

    It has more features, overclocking capabilities, and more PCI expansions.

    Great. Now I am basically maxed out with my spending limit, so if you have other suggestions, they can't cost more money! Haha.
  7. Actually I am a bit worried about the network adapter. Will that work and is there something better?
  8. For the past four years I've been using the inexpensive ($12 - $15) Sabrent adapters from tigerdirect.com or Rosewill adapters from newegg.com on several computers without any problems and good connectivity.
  9. spankmon said:
    For the past four years I've been using the inexpensive ($12 - $15) Sabrent adapters from tigerdirect.com or Rosewill adapters from newegg.com on several computers without any problems and good connectivity.


    Agreed. No problems.
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