Comment on this build please (gaming PC) Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: December 26, 2012 2:06 AM in Systems Share rkman December 25, 2012 1:50:03 AM PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Canada Computers) Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($118.24 @ DirectCanada) Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.79 @ DirectCanada) Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Newegg Canada) Storage: Intel 520 Series Cherryville 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($138.64 @ DirectCanada) Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($189.99 @ NCIX) Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.99 @ NCIX) Power Supply: Corsair Professional 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.25 @ DirectCanada) Total: $936.88 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-24 22:44 EST-0500) The computer will be for gaming, programming, and everyday/school use. This will be my first time building and I don't know much (or anything) about hardware so I'm hoping you can give me some advice. I'm also thinking about adding in a $30 cooler, like this one. My budget is $900; the reason I'm allowing this to be over my budget is because I hope to get some deals out of boxing day. Thanks in advance. More about : comment build gaming johnsonjohnson December 25, 2012 2:02:29 AM Hi. This PSU will do for you: XFX Core Edition PRO550W And you can go with either one of these popular coolers: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus or Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Edit: Everything else looks good. The money you save with the PSU can be used to upgrade your GPU to either the HD 7870 or GTX 660 and yes the PSU can handle those with ease. AMD Radeon December 25, 2012 2:03:42 AM perfect your PSU price is suspicious, at 90 price point you should have silver certified options, not bronze Related resources Please comment /check on my build for budget gaming pc - Forum My updated gaming PC build . Please comment ! - Forum $500 gaming PC : Please comment on this configuration! - Forum Finilising Components List, Gaming PC , Please Comment - Forum $900-$1000 Gaming PC Please rate & comment - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer rkman December 25, 2012 2:04:55 PM Looks like it may have been mislabeled. It says gold here: (from newegg) Thanks for the help. I'll post again if I have more questions before I finalize the build. rkman December 25, 2012 2:42:04 PM I was told that the XFX Core Edition PRO550W is not modular while the Corsair one is. johnsonjohnson December 25, 2012 5:01:18 PM I suspected you might be looking for a modular PSU. It's true that the XFX isn't modular. I was just trying to save you money if you didn't have preference on modular cabling. rkman December 26, 2012 1:07:39 AM I think I'll go with a modular one. Will this PSU be good enough? http://pcpartpicker.com/ca/part/antec-power-supply-bp55... rkman December 26, 2012 2:06:23 AM Also, will any ~$30 cooler do? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources HTPC/Torrent/ Gaming build , please comment Forum New Gaming Build , Ordering within a week, please comment . Forum $3k Gaming Build ( please comment ) Forum Two gaming PC builds, please advice and/or comment to help me choose. Forum Gaming System - Please review and comment Forum I5 2500k Radeon HD 6850 Gaming Build - Please comment Forum Final Build - Please review/ comment (sub $1,500 gaming rig) Forum Building a new PC for game and video editing. Please comment Forum Help Building $700 Gaming PC Forum 1st build - is this doable Forum Issues with new build Forum How is this gaming build? Forum First build! I need advice Forum [Solved] Good build for gaming? Forum Build me a Gaming PC Under $1,000 Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !