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November 24, 2012 11:18:18 PM

Hi everyone

I been looking into building my first PC recently and basically i'm just looking for advice. This is what I've come up with as far as what components I would like to use:

Processor: Intel i5-3570k - 3.4GHz
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V Motherboard
RAM: Corsair 8GB 1600MHz CL9 DDR3 Vengeance Memory Two Module Kit
Graphics Card: Asus GeForce GTX 650 Ti Nvidia Graphics Card
Solid State Drive: OCZ Agility 3 240GB SATA III 2.5 inch SSD
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Green 500GB SATA III 6 Gbps Internal 3.5 inch Hard Drive
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 - RC-430-KWN1
Power Supply: Corsair TX750V2 750W PSU
Cooling: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
DVD Burner: Asus DRW-24B5ST 24x Internal SATA DVD Drive
Card Reader: Icy Box IB-865 3.5 inch Multicard Reader
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

I don't have any previous experience with building computers, so I would just like to clarify the following things:

1. Are all these components compatible with each other?
2. Is a 750W Psu sufficient?
3. Am I missing anything?

Also if you have any suggestions for different components I should use, they would be greatly appreciated, however I don't really want to spend any more money then I already am on it. I will be using the PC mainly for Casual Gaming and using AutoCAD, but might do a bit of video editing in the future too.

Thanks in advance,

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November 25, 2012 12:09:39 AM

1. Yes

2. WAAAAAAAY more than you will need. 500W is enough

3. No, but I'd recommend the Vertex 4 over the Agility for multiple reasons
November 25, 2012 12:30:13 AM

Agreed about the PSU, it's way more than you will need.
I'm assuming you'll be mostly gaming on that machine, if you want, you could switch to a 3570 and save a little bit of cash since I assume you won't be doing a lot of overclocking.
I've heard countless amounts of bad feedback on OCZ SSDs, it's up to you, but if it were me, I'd opt for a Corsair or Samsung.
Also, grab a caviar blue/black drive, they're not that much more expensive and perform better.
November 25, 2012 12:55:54 AM

Thanks for the feedback. I've decided to go for the 500 watt power supply and I'll have a look around at different SSD's. I'll get the caviar black hard drive as well.