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Just Ordered Parts For First Build (What do you think?)

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March 12, 2013 5:10:41 PM

Hey Everyone,
Well as scary as it was I just placed the order for the parts of my first computer build. This is scary in itself. I will be using this primarily for Flight Sim X. I didn't want to go outrageous on parts, so I stuck with this based of previous advice on here... What do you all think? Thanks again for all the support!

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF120 Quiet Edition (2-Pack) 39.9 CFM 120mm Fans
Power Supply: OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)

Total: $1065.17

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March 12, 2013 5:57:04 PM

It looks good but I would of got a different psu. The ocz is ok but it has a few flaws. It only has about 500w on its +12v and its split in two. Half of the 500w goes to the gpu, drives, case fans and the other half goes to the mobo and cpu. Another problem is the 8-pin and 4-pin that power the cpu are short you can't hide it behind the mobo. It's not a bad psu but the xfx pro550w or corsair tx650 would of been a better choice.
March 12, 2013 7:30:06 PM

Strife thank you for the response.... I did alot of research, and had to make a final decision based on reviews and it had pretty good reviews...hopefully it will do for my purposes! Again thank you!
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March 12, 2013 10:22:14 PM

chief136 said:
Strife thank you for the response.... I did alot of research, and had to make a final decision based on reviews and it had pretty good reviews...hopefully it will do for my purposes! Again thank you!


I know what you mean about the reviews. In fact I bought the ocz modxstream pro 600w about 1.5 years ago based on its good reviews. When I got my hd 7950 about 6 months ago I was a little concerned about it having enough power for it if I overclocked it so I got a xfx pro550w. The ocz psu might have enough power but it would be close and I just didn't want to chance it.
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