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First Gaming Rig Build

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February 20, 2013 8:26:08 PM

Hey! I am building my first gaming rig from scratch so I am just looking for advice. I am pretty confident as far as putting everything together and what not, so now I am focusing on getting quality parts that fit within my budget. My budget is just about $1,200 , a little over is fine, but I'd like to be under $1,200. With that in mind, I have selected the following parts:

Case: NZXT Phantom 410
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU: Intel Core i5 3570k
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: NVIDIA Geforce GTX 670
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MOBO: Asrock z77 extreme 4 (or the extreme 6, I haven't decided yet)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: G.Skill Ares 16GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: Samsung Spinpoint f3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OS: Windows 7 64-bit

I am just wondering if these are the best parts for my budget, or if there are alternatives that are better for cheaper/comparable prices. ANy advice you can provide is highly appreciated!

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February 20, 2013 9:17:56 PM

Are you positive I only need 8 GB of RAM? I don't want to have to upgrade later or anything like that.
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February 20, 2013 9:21:38 PM

crypto138 said:
Are you positive I only need 8 GB of RAM? I don't want to have to upgrade later or anything like that.

8Gb is absolutely fine for the normal user. Unless you really feel you need 16Gb, 8Gb will last you fine, and upgrading shouldn't be too difficult.
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February 20, 2013 9:23:44 PM

In a couple years ,yes you will need an upgrade, but then again you will need to upgrade all those parts in a couple of years.

8gbs will do you well. 16gbs right now is overkill.
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February 20, 2013 9:43:17 PM

what do you guys think I should do as fas as PSU's go?
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February 20, 2013 9:43:38 PM

what do you guys think I should do as fas as PSU's go?
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February 20, 2013 9:56:51 PM

My experience with Rosewill PSus has been bad, so I don't recommend it.
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