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First time build advice

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October 7, 2012 1:46:03 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: Christmas

Budget Range: 1400-1600/before rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, internet

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:

Parts Preferences: Intel, nVidia

Overclocking: Maybe later if needed

SLI or Crossfire: Later

Motherboard: ASUS Sabertooth Z77

CPU: Intel i5 3570k

GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 560 SC

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 2tb

SSD: Intel 330 60gb (for my OS, HDD for everything else)

Monitor: 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

OS: Windows 8

Case: NZXT Source 210 ELITE

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212

PSU: Antec True Power New 750w

PSU option two: Antec EarthWatts 650w

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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October 7, 2012 1:54:19 AM

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.

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.

With that case I chose I also planned on adding in these fans.
140mm x 2
120mm x 3
October 7, 2012 1:55:40 AM

yes. post a thread when you are going to buy. its useless posting it now since recommendations change due to new components and pricing
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October 7, 2012 2:59:29 AM

alright thanks guys ill ask again later
October 7, 2012 3:04:58 AM

Best answer selected by King oftheJungle.