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First time build advice

Approximate Purchase Date: Christmas

Budget Range: 1400-1600/before rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, internet

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: amazon.com. newegg.com

Parts Preferences: Intel, nVidia

Overclocking: Maybe later if needed

SLI or Crossfire: Later

Motherboard: ASUS Sabertooth Z77
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007RIFKUS/ref=olp_product_details?ie=UTF8&me=&seller=

CPU: Intel i5 3570k
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007SZ0E1K/ref=olp_product_details?ie=UTF8&me=&seller=

GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 560 SC
http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-Superclocked-Mini-HDMI-Graphics-02G-P3-1469-KR/dp/B0050I1PI8/ref=sr_1_22?ie=UTF8&qid=1348505881&sr=8-22&keywords=video+card

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 2tb
http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Barracuda-3-5-Inch-Internal-ST1000DM003/dp/B005T3GRNW/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1348848411&sr=8-2&keywords=hard+drive+1tb+internal

SSD: Intel 330 60gb (for my OS, HDD for everything else)
http://www.amazon.com/Intel-Solid-State-Drive-SATA-2-5-Inch/dp/B007P71JJM/ref=sr_1_44?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1349538952&sr=1-44

Monitor: ASUS VW246H
http://www.amazon.com/Asus-VW246H-24-Inch-Integrated-Speakers/dp/B001LYWBOM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1348448625&sr=8-1&keywords=Asus+VW246H

RAM: Crucial Ballistix Elite (not sure if I wanna buy two of these and go for 16gb)

DVD Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006B7R9PU/ref=olp_product_details?ie=UTF8&me=&seller=

OS: Windows 8

Case: NZXT Source 210 ELITE
http://www.amazon.com/Source-210-Inches-ELITE-Inches-Midtower/dp/B005869IUY/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212
http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-120mm-RR-212E-20PK-R2/dp/B005O65JXI/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

PSU: Antec True Power New 750w
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371025&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-RSSDailyDeals-_-na-_-na&AID=10521304&PID=3463938&SID=

PSU option two: Antec EarthWatts 650w
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371044

Fans: Cooler Master Turbine 120mm (2x of these)

So what do you think? which PSU should I get? how much RAM? any thoughts would be appreciated.
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  1. Best answer
    Prices will be vastly different when you want to build the computer. Open a new thread up a day or two before you're actually buying the parts.

    Also within you're budget get something like this. I was bored and wanted to see how much a new computer would be. So this is exactly what I'd get.
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jiLp

    I picked everything to support the eventual three monitor setup and CF cards I wanted in the future. Unfortunately since I made it the price did jump up $50. If you don't love that case I'd consider this one.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811235035&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-Cases%20(Computer%20Cases%20-%20ATX%20Form)-_-Zalman%20Tech%20Co.%20%20Ltd-_-11235035&AID=10440897&PID=3938566&SID=

    With that case I chose I also planned on adding in these fans.
    140mm x 2 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835553007
    120mm x 3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835553001
  2. yes. post a thread when you are going to buy. its useless posting it now since recommendations change due to new components and pricing
  3. alright thanks guys ill ask again later
  4. Best answer selected by King oftheJungle.
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