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First time building computer

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February 2, 2013 3:55:48 AM

Hey, I'm going to build a computer but it's my first time doing it by myself so i could use some tips.

Here's what i've put together so far:

COOLER MASTER Elite 430 Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

AMD Phenom II X4 965
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Rosewill Tachyon Series Tachyon-650 Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAMSUNG 840 Series SSD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Seagate Barracuda 1TB hard drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS 24X DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS P8B75-V LGA 1155
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7750
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I think that's everything. I want my computer to be under $1000 preferably around $500 - 700 so if you know anything that's just as good but cheaper that would be awesome. I do a bit of gaming so i need it to be nice enough to run stuff like Starcraft 2 and not just on the lowest settings

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February 2, 2013 4:17:13 AM

do u need os+key+mousse+monitor?

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/AXYr
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/AXYr/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/AXYr/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($113.79 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($219.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 520W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS72 DVD/CD Writer ($22.75 @ Amazon)
Total: $619.47
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-02 01:16 EST-0500)

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February 2, 2013 12:31:30 PM

I like that site :)  Thank you!

I I like the new prices, except the cpu seems not as good for the money, but im thinking i'll downgrade the ram and add a couple more sticks if i need it. I like how much cheaper the power supply is. Will the computer run just as well with less watts?
Also, the video card is 2x as expensive as the one i had. Is it that much better?

I have the mouse and stuff, and can get the os through school
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February 2, 2013 1:28:29 PM

u dont need a quad for gaming that dualcore is a beast.

got u a actual graphic card that will game good, 7750 is mediocre.

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