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First time to build a computer, will this be fine?

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February 10, 2013 12:55:03 PM

So I've finally decided to step into the large world of building my own computer and needed a little input from people who know what they're doing.

Approximate Purchase Date: Within the next 2 weeks

Budget Range: 1,000.00 - 1,300.00

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming is the Top priority

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: All of it, New Build

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

Location: City, State/Region, Country - we need to know where these parts are being assembled and whether there are good store-only deals available

Parts Preferences: INTEL AND NVIDIA for cpu and gpu, everything else is up to change

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe


Your Monitor Resolution: Haven't decided on this yet

Additional Comments: WoW Starcraft, Diablo 3. Call of Duty


And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Want to build my own gaming rig

This is what I have so far:


Processor: Intel Core i5-3570 Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz 1155 Socket (I have no intentions of overclocking)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD5H LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: EVGA 02G-P4-3660-KR GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB 192-bit GDDR5
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power Supply: Thermaltake Black Widow W0319RU 850W ATX 12V v2.3 Modular.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SSD: Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3/120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s (Don't need anything huge)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Optical Drive: ASUS Black 12X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA Internal Blu-ray Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



Now these are parts I've studied up a bit on and thought that it should be fine, but again being a first build, I want to be sure. Any input would be great and advice for a new computer builder would be great! Thank you ahead of time! :hello: 

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February 10, 2013 12:59:01 PM

Thermaltake isn't a top brand for power supplies - you're better off with Corsair, Seasonic, or XFX. If you don't plan to overclock, you might be better off with an H77 motherboard instead of Z77. Other parts look okay, but I don't know whether they're the best for you - filling in a copy of the template (especially budget and usage) would help:
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/353572-31-build-upgra...
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February 10, 2013 1:20:32 PM

MauveCloud said:
Thermaltake isn't a top brand for power supplies - you're better off with Corsair, Seasonic, or XFX. If you don't plan to overclock, you might be better off with an H77 motherboard instead of Z77. Other parts look okay, but I don't know whether they're the best for you - filling in a copy of the template (especially budget and usage) would help:
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/353572-31-build-upgra...

There I think that should better display everything you need. Again I'm new to this so thank you for the quick reply!
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February 10, 2013 1:22:10 PM

Whatever the brand, 850w is way way way overkill. You want like the Corsair 500W or XFX 550 watt supply for a build like that, you don't need an 850 until you are doing something like dual GTX 670s
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February 10, 2013 1:25:30 PM

Also don't see an aftermarket cooler. Add a Hyper 212 Evo for ~$30 and overclock - even if you don't increase the voltage or spend any real time at it, you can simply set the multiplier to 42x for a 20% increase in speed and still be 100% stable. If you spend time testing you probably can get more, but basically all 3570k's will run at 42x with an aftermarket heatsink (honestly, they all but have to given how crappy the stock heatsink is and how hot it lets the chips run).
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February 10, 2013 1:27:04 PM

jacobsta811 said:
Whatever the brand, 850w is way way way overkill. You want like the Corsair 500W or XFX 550 watt supply for a build like that, you don't need an 850 until you are doing something like dual GTX 670s

Thank you for the insight. I'll go consider it when I get a chance to do so. Every opinion helps!
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February 11, 2013 12:45:24 AM

Best answer selected by darkarizes.
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