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First build. Would appreciate any advice or suggestions. Thanks

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January 20, 2013 2:43:29 AM

First off, thanks for taking the time for reading and helping, much apreciated :) 

Okay so I don't know much, more like nothing, about computers. But I'm in
need of a pc cause my laptop sucks zebra ****. I heard building one is more economical, and that's good cause I rather not dish out more than five or six hundred bucks. I've done a little research about how to do a build, and it seems simple enough. I'm sure I'll manage putting it together, but omg I didn't know there are so many options. It gets flipping confusing. Basically I need a pc that will stream videos and moives fast. Something to surf the web with ease. I currently don't play any pc games, I'm more into console gaming. But I'm really looking foward to the elder scrolls online. So once that comes out I want to be able to play it on medium settings smoothly. I don't need much harddrive space, since I won't be downloading or saving pics or anything.

I have a beast monitor for my xbox so I don't need to buy one, and I can borrow/steal a keyboard and mouse from work lol :p  Although I do need a operating system I'm guessing right? I am going to buy/build this by the end of the month, based on the research I've done, I used pc parts finder to come up with this build.

Would appreciate any feedback on this. Thanks! :D 
January 20, 2013 2:49:17 AM

PCPartPicker part list:
Price breakdown by merchant:

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($42.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB Video Card ($145.25 @ Amazon)
Case: Zalman Z9 ATX Mid Tower Case ($31.98 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W ATX12V Power Supply ($47.98 @ Outlet PC)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $638.12
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-19 23:48 EST-0500)

better graphic card. that 7700 wont do u justice in games in medium to high, the 560ti is a nice little gem at 150$ :) 

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January 20, 2013 2:54:54 AM

one that ps and videocard u chose arent that great, and for the extra few dollars my ps and case and video card are worth the extra $$.