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November 25, 2012 2:06:54 AM

So I'm finally going to get into PC gaming so I'm gonna build my own PC. My friend who's an expert on PC building is going to build it with me so I have no problem with that, also I don't need a mouse or monitor or any accessories.

So he told me to find the components myself and he'll just build it. So the thing is.... I don't know if this matches up. I don't feel like bothering him like I have for the past few days, so I thought I'd get the public's opinion on it. So I want to know if this build that I made is good enough or if the parts match. I'd also like recommendations to make it better.

I don't care if you think I have to COMPLETELY start over again, but I just want to get the biggest bang for my buck so you can be 100% truthful here (Especially since I'm a noob at this lol).

I'm aiming not to go over $900 though, that's my limit for this computer.

Here it is:

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($235)

MotherBoard: ASRock B75M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($55)

Memory: G.Skill Sniper Low Voltage Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43)

Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($75)

Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($270)

Case: Corsair Carbide Series 300R Windowed ATX Mid Tower Case ($90)

Power Supply: Corsair Professional 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($90)

Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($20)

Total: $878

http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/partlist/
November 25, 2012 3:02:40 AM

you can use a cheaper and lower wattage power supply

500 watts would be more than enough , and that could give you $40 more to spend on a more capable motherboard
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November 25, 2012 3:29:37 AM

Outlander_04 said:
you can use a cheaper and lower wattage power supply

500 watts would be more than enough , and that could give you $40 more to spend on a more capable motherboard


Thanks for the suggestion. So this is what my new build looks like so far now.

MotherBoard: (Might need some help for this one)

Power Supply: Silverstone Strider Essential 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($70)

http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/partlist/

I might need some help on finding a new motherboard. I tried looking for a better one but it was pretty tough to find. The power supply on the other hand I found a good 600W for the same price of a 550W. My friend told me something about the power supply in a computer like "it's better to have a power supply with more power then needed, then one with less."
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