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October 23, 2012 1:31:15 AM

Okay so i'm going to give building a computer a go, this will be my first time and i know a bit but not everything, all i really want the computer to do is to play games off of from one moniter on the highest setting, no other purposes really, although i would like a microphone, one that takes the sound from pc and plays through microphone, dont no if i need special parts for that, I don't know exactly what i'm doing, but i've tried to find parts that allow for me to play games on the highest setting, i don't know if i have skimped out on some parts, which may let the whole thing down, or if i've got one part which is just to good and a waste of money, because it is better than all my other parts, or it is expensive because it gives me extra options, that i don't need, so any help is appreciated, here are the parts so far:

CPU - Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
Motherboard - Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
Memory - Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Video Card - Asus Radeon HD 7770 2GB Video Card
Case - Xigmatek Asgard II Black ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply - Antec EarthWatts Green 380W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
Optical Drive - Sony DDU1681S-0B DVD/CD Drive

I don't really no what moniter i should be looking at, like resolution and stuff, so which moniter would suit, and the wattage on PS is only 380w, is that enough for what i have planned, THANKS,
last note, i tried to get compatible items, please tell me if i got something wrong

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October 23, 2012 1:42:36 AM

Personally I would not go with anything lower than a 500 watt PSU but that is just me. I am not really up on intel so I can't say how much wattage it will take.

As for monitors I have been really pleased with my 3x Asus 27" monitors. They are 1080p and support VGA DVI HDMI and Display Port so there is enough inputs for what ever you would need. Since this is for gaming I would suggest getting a 7850 or better GPU if you can.
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October 23, 2012 2:19:00 AM

yeah at least a 7850 also how many monitors do you want? i see this one i was going to get for my xbox because it has a straight hdmi in and it looks like the quality is really good, and the size is not that bad...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

as for psu 450 would be fine but does not leave a lot of room for oc'ing so here is a nice 500w
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

the cpu is really nice, and the ram is good nice case and really everything else... I think your good, also here is the cards i say you get instead
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
or 7870
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

believe me the 100 more is deffinetely worth it you will get a LOT better fps than the 7770 and it will last a lot longer
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October 23, 2012 8:27:26 PM

PanicMaster85 said:
yeah at least a 7850 also how many monitors do you want? i see this one i was going to get for my xbox because it has a straight hdmi in and it looks like the quality is really good, and the size is not that bad...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

as for psu 450 would be fine but does not leave a lot of room for oc'ing so here is a nice 500w
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

the cpu is really nice, and the ram is good nice case and really everything else... I think your good, also here is the cards i say you get instead
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
or 7870
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

believe me the 100 more is deffinetely worth it you will get a LOT better fps than the 7770 and it will last a lot longer

Yeah I think i may downsize the motherboard to a Asus P8B75-V ATX LGA1155, as i don't know how much of the extra stuff on the original motherboard i actually want, seen as i only want to play games, and i have decided to go for a 7850 like u suggested, do you think i would need to buy a heat sink fan to cool the whole thing down? and is a cheaply prices motherboard alright for me, thank you
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