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New PC builder, need help confirming parts list

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December 31, 2012 6:23:59 PM

Hi all! I'm a first-time PC builder, planning to assemble a nice gaming machine. Below is a parts list i have compiled. I would love some feedback from veteran builders! Tell me what you think:

Rosewill BLACKHAWK ATX Mid Tower Case
GIGABYTE GA-Z77-DS3H Mobo
EVGA SC GeForce GTX 660 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 Video Card
Rosewill Stallion Series 500W PSU
i5-2500k 3.3 GHz(3.7Ghz turbo)
Crucial Ballistix Sport 8gb RAM (2x4GB)
Seagate Barracude 1TB 7200 RPM HDD
Sony Optiarc 24X DVD Burner
Cooler Master Hyper 212 (for cpu overclocking :)  )
a b B Homebuilt system
December 31, 2012 7:37:40 PM

I'd change a few things.
gpu - hd 7870
psu - xfx pro550w
cpu - i5 3570k
Also make sure you get the cooler master hyper 212 evo.
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December 31, 2012 7:40:57 PM

Thanks for the input! I don't think i'll be changing the gpu or cpu due to the fact that they are in a great combo deal. My question is on the reasoning for the 550W psu, that's the part I had the most trouble when researching upon.
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a b B Homebuilt system
December 31, 2012 7:44:13 PM

I would stay away from Rosewell PSUs but the feedback on the 2 i looked at seem that majority of them worked good so its up to you I would go for either Antec, OCZ, PC Power & Cooling, SilverStone (not in any order)
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December 31, 2012 7:44:55 PM

Thanks Emelth! I will certainly check into those brands as well.
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a b B Homebuilt system
December 31, 2012 7:53:30 PM

The xfx pro550w is modeled after the seasonic m12ii which is a very good psu.
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December 31, 2012 7:58:01 PM

Okay, thanks for clearing that up strife!
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a b B Homebuilt system
December 31, 2012 7:59:24 PM

sorry strife didnt see ur post about the PSU yes XFX have great ones as well
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 1, 2013 11:07:15 AM

strife_ff7 said:
I'd change a few things.
gpu - hd 7870
psu - xfx pro550w
cpu - i5 3570k
Also make sure you get the cooler master hyper 212 evo.


+1 for this. These improvements are a must!
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January 1, 2013 2:08:16 PM

Yah, get the hd 7870 ghz version and the 3570K. And any 550 watt or higher pay would be good.
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