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. Share Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedFirst pc build help wanted Forum Solved$3000 first time pc build opinions and help wanted Forum SolvedGaming PC- Help Wanted With First Build (father & son project) Forum AMD FX-6300 Build - Help Wanted - First build since like pentium 3 was out :P Forum Trying to build my first computer (ANY HELP WANTED) Forum $500ish first build. buying this week. help wanted/needed Forum First Build: ~$1200 Gaming PC (Help Wanted) Forum SolvedFirst Time Build, Opinions Wanted, Any changes I should make? Forum SolvedI want to build my first gaming PC. I need some help. Forum Solved~$1500-$1700 First Gaming Build. **Opinions, expert input wanted!** Forum SolvedWorking on my first build - comments wanted please Forum i want to build my first pc for gaming and i need some help Forum Looking to run ARMA 3/DayZ on High. First PC build and really want help. Forum SolvedFirst gaming build imput wanted Forum SolvedWant to make sure my first build will work before I buy parts. PLEASE HELP! Forum SolvedSo my friend wanted me to make him a parts list for his first build. His budget is about $1000. Forum SolvedCritique wanted - first time desktop build for design work Forum SolvedSuggestions wanted for my first high-end build Forum SolvedMy first mid range gaming desktop build, just wanted to check with everyone to see if it's good enough/compatible. Forum My first gaming build! WILL IT RUN WHAT I WANT!? Please help! Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !