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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

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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.

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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.
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