So I have been dreaming about building a custom computer for 2 years. I finally have the chance to do it, and I am going all out. I am 17 years old and just got $700 for selling my old computer + Christmas money. I have researched parts for about 4 months now and I think I am ready to start this. I am posting this for you to help me if you think there is a better part for my system. I already have the monitor, hard drive, dvd-tray, and OS
I will link every part to Newegg, but I am buying all the parts through Amazon (because I get free shipping), but it comes to around $640 before taxes, so roughly $690 with taxes
I changed the 600 watts to the 500 watt version to save $20. I checked on http://www.extreme.outervision.com/PSUEngine and with the cpu at 1.5 volts this system runs at 450 watts giving me 50 watts to overclock my gpu. Do you think 500 is enough or should i go 550 or 600?
Oh forgot to answer the question you wrote about the psu...I would recommend you get a better psu than a 500w so you can upgrade if you ever decide to without worrying about the power supply. Having a psu close to it's maximum wattage can actually shorten it's lifespan and you wouldn't want a powesupply failing on you! That might cause it to fry your computer and possibly everything in it.