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October 3, 2012 9:19:33 PM

This is my first build that I will use for gaming and general use at home. What do you guys think?

CPU: Intel i5 3570k
Cooler: Hyper 212 EVO ( or maybe Antec Kuhler h20 620)
Motherboard: Asrock z77 extreme4
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD7870 Ghz Edition
RAM: Corsair Vengeance Low Profile 8GB (2x4GB)
SSD/HDD: Samsung 830 Seires 128GB SSD
PSU: FSP Aurum 750W Modular power supply
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 dvd writer
Case: Corsair Carbide 500R

Also, any first time builder tips are welcome :) 

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October 3, 2012 9:44:12 PM

InfamousP said:
This is my first build that I will use for gaming and general use at home. What do you guys think?

CPU: Intel i5 3570k
Cooler: Hyper 212 EVO ( or maybe Antec Kuhler h20 620)
Motherboard: Asrock z77 extreme4
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD7870 Ghz Edition
RAM: Corsair Vengeance Low Profile 8GB (2x4GB)
SSD/HDD: Samsung 830 Seires 128GB SSD
PSU: FSP Aurum 750W Modular power supply
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 dvd writer
Case: Corsair Carbide 500R

Also, any first time builder tips are welcome :) 

Iv'e never heard of that brand of psu before. What's your budget, and what country are you in?
October 3, 2012 9:45:39 PM

Are you planning to Xfire that 7870? If not, you can always save money by dropping wattage. Also, dont get a PSU from FSP, get one from more reliable brands like Corsair, Seasonic, XFX and Antec.
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October 3, 2012 9:57:48 PM

Why_Me said:
Iv'e never heard of that brand of psu before. What's your budget, and what country are you in?


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

I live in new zealand and this case is fairly cheap, modular and I have had some other people recommend it to me, plus it is 80 puls gold certified . My budget for the build is around $1600 NZD.

Nw333 said:
Are you planning to Xfire that 7870? If not, you can always save money by dropping wattage. Also, dont get a PSU from FSP, get one from more reliable brands like Corsair, Seasonic, XFX and Antec.


No I do not plan to Xfire anytime soon. Is there a reason not to go for this particular power supply or the 650w version of it?
October 4, 2012 8:01:55 AM

There are more reliable brands out there, FSP MAY be like CoolerMaster when it comes to PSUs. You know, those hit or miss type manufacturers. Some good, some bad, etc.
October 4, 2012 8:08:18 AM

Nw333 said:
There are more reliable brands out there, FSP MAY be like CoolerMaster when it comes to PSUs. You know, those hit or miss type manufacturers. Some good, some bad, etc.


So what particular Models of PSU do you recommend?
a b 4 Gaming
October 4, 2012 8:20:24 AM

InfamousP said:
So what particular Models of PSU do you recommend?

Antec, XFX, Enermax, Corsair, Seasonic, Silverstone, LEPA (enermax) and PC Power & Cooling.
October 4, 2012 8:26:24 AM

So I'm guessing 650W will be enough?
October 4, 2012 8:26:39 AM

Why_Me said:
Antec, XFX, Enermax, Corsair, Seasonic, Silverstone, LEPA (enermax) and PC Power & Cooling.

Those. :D 
You beat me to it, Why_Me. :lol: 
October 4, 2012 8:27:23 AM

Yes, 650W is enough for single GPU builds.
October 4, 2012 8:33:28 AM

Alright thanks alot :)  also, any other straight up build tips?
October 4, 2012 8:38:31 AM

Newegg has a PC building guide on Youtube. Its a 3-part series, but Ill give you the second part since its how to actually build. 1st video is about components, 3rd about installing Windows and stuff.

Newegg How To Build A PC Part2 - http://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=plpp&v=d_56kyib-Ls

Toms also have some guides over at the stickies above this forum.
October 4, 2012 8:43:01 AM

Yup I've already seen all three episodes... twice and I'll make sure to look around the forums as well.
October 4, 2012 8:45:48 AM

Then theres no need to worry, as long as you follow Paul. (Guide dude in the newegg videos) :D 
October 4, 2012 8:53:42 AM

Thanks alot :) 
October 4, 2012 9:00:22 AM

No prob. Just dont forget to select a best answer! :) 
October 4, 2012 9:02:16 AM

That's right I almost forgot.
October 4, 2012 9:04:47 AM

Nw333 said:
No prob. Just dont forget to select a best answer! :) 


Oops my bad, it seems I made this a disscusion thread, sorry :p 
October 4, 2012 9:09:56 AM

Lol. Thats fine, lots of newcomers do that. :D  Happy to help!
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