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Hello all. As a first time pc builder I am curious how these components work wel

As the title says I'm a little wet behind the ears when it comes to building computers and was wondering if someone could school me up on if my current build looks solid enough to purchase or should I replace/add some parts to this build. I guess I should make note that I only have a $1100 budget and do not need a keyboard, mouse or monitor. So, the entire $1100 can go to the build. Well here's what I currently have...

Case: Cooler Master HAF 922: $100 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197

DVD Burner: MSI DVD Burner $30
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827100069

CPU: Intel i7 3770k Ivy Bridge $330
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116501

Memory/Ram: 8 GB Corsair Vengeance LP $46
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233309

Storage/SSD: 120 GB Intel 330 Series $125
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820167121

MoBo: ASRock Z77 Intel Motherboard $135
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157293

OS: Windows 8 OEM $140

Mounting Clip for SSD: $6
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817997013

Power Supply: Corsair Professional Series HX-650 650 Watt $120
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139012

As I understand the power supply, mid range to higher end graphic cards need more power so I ended up spending a little more on the power supply as I plan on getting a much better GPU than the one that comes with the CPU(Intel HD 4000). I was thinking maybe a Nvidia GTX60/70. Thanks for any insight.
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  1. I would save 40-50 bucks and go with Windows 7 if I were you. Also, the 650w PSU will be overkill unless you plan on running two GPUs. Other than those minor qualms from a cheapskate like me, nice system. It'll run anything and everything out there.
  2. This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
  3. @sek279 Thanks. After trying out win 8, I have fell in love with it :). If 650 watts is too much, how much wattage would you say is necessary for this build plus the extra gpu(gtx60)?
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    Do not purchase an Intel 330 - get an OCZ Vertex 4 or a Samsung 830 instead. The Crucial M4 is a good choice as well. You don't need the SSD mounting bracket as your case will come with one.

    If gaming is the primary use for this system drop the 3770K to the 3570K and invest more money in the GPU - that's where it really matters.

    650W is fine, anything over that is too much unless you're planning to run SLI. The power supply is one area you do not skimp or cut corners in, the one you chose is an excellent supply.
  5. @g-unit1111 Thanks. It'll be for primarily programming/compiling games. And some moderate game playing. The vertex 4 seems promising by write speed standards and the one I am looking at is 10 bucks cheaper! Do you think the drop in CPU series from 3770k to 3570k will make much of a difference in programming/compiling? Thanks
  6. @g-unit1111 Thanks. It'll be for primarily programming/compiling games. And some moderate game playing. The vertex 4 seems promising by write speed standards and the one I am looking at is 10 bucks cheaper! Do you think the drop in CPU series from 3770k to 3570k will make much of a difference in programming/compiling? Thanks.

    EDIT: Are you sure the chassis comes with a 2.5" mounting bracket. I looked at the vid on newegg and at the specs and could not find a 2.5 mounting bracket specified anywhere.
  7. Thanks Mousemonkey. Did not know I put my thread in the wrong area.
  8. Best answer selected by dtaqee88.
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