Solved First Build Help Wanted Tags: New Build Systems Last response: March 7, 2013 2:49 PM in Systems Share Matthew14 March 7, 2013 2:36:34 PM This is my first build and I could really use some help. After researching the parts, requirements, and reading forums, I put this together thinking it is pretty solid. I am trying to stay around or under $1000 and I do not have an OS yet. Mainly for gaming but work and school also. I have a monitor. From Spanish Fort, Alabama PCPartPicker part list Price breakdown by merchant Benchmarks CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ Amazon) CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg) Thermal Compound: Arctic Cooling MX-2 4g Thermal Paste ($4.98 @ Outlet PC) Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Amazon) Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.99 @ Amazon) Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($72.04 @ Outlet PC) Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($234.99 @ Newegg) Wireless Network Adapter: Asus USB-N10 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter ($17.99 @ Newegg) Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg) Power Supply: SeaSonic 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($139.99 @ Newegg) Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg) Total: $1005.93 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-07 10:56 EST-0500) I read about the Seagate Barracuda and the Western Digital Caviar. Most say they are relatively the best out there right now. Also I am not sure about the wireless adapter. More about : build wanted Best solution tiny voices March 7, 2013 2:49:23 PM Your PSU is overkill. A good quality 500w will run this fine. XFX makes a very good 550w and 650w. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: Forum$3000 first time pc build opinions and help wanted ForumGaming PC- Help Wanted With First Build (father & son project) ForumAMD FX-6300 Build - Help Wanted - First build since like pentium 3 was out :P ForumTrying to build my first computer (ANY HELP WANTED) Forum$500ish first build. buying this week. help wanted/needed ForumFirst Build: ~$1200 Gaming PC (Help Wanted) ForumSolvedWant to make sure my first build will work before I buy parts. PLEASE HELP! ForumSolvedMy first mid range gaming desktop build, just wanted to check with everyone to see if it's good enough/compatible. ForumSolved700$-900$ Gaming Tower, First Build, 1920x1080, Opinions Wanted ForumWant to build my first gaming computer please help! ForumSolvedHelp with my first build please!!! Want to order ASAP! ForumSolvedFirst Time Build - Feedback Wanted ForumSolvedMy First Gaming Rig (WIP) help wanted ForumGoing to build a standard gaming pc and it's going to be my first build. Just wanted to see what you guys think ForumFirst Gaming and Autocad Build, Opinions Wanted! ForumSolvedWho wants to help me build my first machine? *Multi Use* ForumSolvedFirst Build, Wanted Advice ForumCritique wanted - first time desktop build for design work ForumNeed help with first build so I won't want to strangle myself later ForumSuggestions wanted for my first high-end build More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !