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November 22, 2012 2:15:21 PM

Hey guys this is going to be the first time I build a computer. The parts I'm planning to get are....

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge $219
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS $140
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: EVGA 02G-P4-3660-KR GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB $295
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) $38
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU cooler: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 $30
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: Western Digital WD Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB $70
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I know I am missing a case, psu and disk reader.
I am thinking about getting a case and psu from Cooler Master, but unsure of which one.
Also, which parts do you can be switched for a better one.
I'm going to be using this computer for gaming.

The total so far is $792. I'm trying to stay at a $1,000 budget, but feel free to go up to $1,050.
Thank you for your time to help me figure out which computer parts to buy.
November 22, 2012 2:42:07 PM

Cooler Master case is acceptable but PSU not. Get a quality PSU from Antec, Seasonic, XFX, Corsair or PC Power and Cooling, Silverstone.
Any 17-22$ disk reader will suffice.
Other than that your build is good, good luck with overclocking.
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November 22, 2012 3:13:32 PM

Any suggestions as to which case in particular?
Also how much watts would the psu need, only requirement I see is the GPU, which is 450W. And I also read that its always better to get a high watt psu just in case of upgrades.
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November 22, 2012 4:11:06 PM

another good case is the Nzxt Switch 810.
who even uses dvd burners now adays anyway?but The one above is alright:) 
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November 22, 2012 5:47:12 PM

Hey, please fill out those questions, otherwise it's gonna take too long asking you those question one by one. Post answers here. After you do that we will be able to help you faster, without having to be guessing in the dark, seeing as you have more questions. Thanks
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/353572-13-build-upg...
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November 22, 2012 6:01:24 PM

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December 2, 2012 2:01:49 AM

Best answer selected by rayliang.
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