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First time pc builder, need advice/help

The past few months I've been reading about building your own pc on various forums, and I need your help. I've no idea what motherboard and cpu fan to pick, and I would like some advice on the parts I chose:

Kingston Technology SSDNow V300 60GB
MSI GeForce GTX 760 GAMING
Seagate 1TB SATA HDD
Intel i5-3470
XFX PRO550W
Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (4GBx2) DDR3 1600MHz CL9 1.5V UDIMM
MSI B75A-G43
Scythe Mugen 4
Xigmatek Álfar

Are these parts good? Do any of you know some alternative components that are just as expensive/cheaper and are better?
Is it possible to trim the price without making the performance worse?

Thanks.

Edit: Would like advice on a monitor too, I was thinking about AOC I2369V, because I'd love to have a 23 inch monitor with very thing bezels.
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  1. What's your budget anyways? :)
  2. RulesSpew said:
    What's your budget anyways? :)


    About 700 euros, maybe a bit more, let's say about 750 dollars.
  3. you need a 1155 motherboard for that cpu if you want you can even go 3450 is more cheaper and very close to 3470. just get a asus motherboard with socket 1155.
  4. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1dzW1

    At 750$ it's a bit waste of money for and SSD.
    Asrock is an ASUS's baby ( for gaming ), it will work well with 760 and your i5
    500W Bronze PSU will be sufficient for your system even if overclocked.
    However I don't recomend that ( due to budget, and it will work fine IF NOT OVERCLOCKED ), stay with the stock i5 cooler :)
  5. Tzn said:
    you need a 1155 motherboard for that cpu if you want you can even go 3450 is more cheaper and very close to 3470. just get a asus motherboard with socket 1155.


    The MSI also has 1155 (socket H2) and the i5 3450 is more expensive than the i5 3470 here.
    What asus motherboard would you suggest?
  6. RulesSpew said:
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1dzW1

    At 750$ it's a bit waste of money for and SSD.
    Asrock is an ASUS's baby ( for gaming ), it will work well with 760 and your i5
    500W Bronze PSU will be sufficient for your system even if overclocked.
    However I don't recomend that ( due to budget, and it will work fine IF NOT OVERCLOCKED ), stay with the stock i5 cooler :)


    I know, but I really want an SSD, mainly for the OS and some main programs like chrome and office.
  7. Tiboscus said:
    RulesSpew said:
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1dzW1

    At 750$ it's a bit waste of money for and SSD.
    Asrock is an ASUS's baby ( for gaming ), it will work well with 760 and your i5
    500W Bronze PSU will be sufficient for your system even if overclocked.
    However I don't recomend that ( due to budget, and it will work fine IF NOT OVERCLOCKED ), stay with the stock i5 cooler :)


    I know, but I really want an SSD, mainly for the OS and some main programs like chrome and office.


    Why don't you get an SSHD? ( HDD + SSD at once )
    It will run all your application fast almost like an SSD also the windows start will be very fast fast . ( 2-3 sec more than SSD )
    It costs like a normal HDD but with an SSD built in it.


    Seagate Desktop SSHD 1000GB

    http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Desktop-Solid-Hybrid-ST1000DX001/dp/B00EIQTOFY/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1389822072&sr=8-2&keywords=Seagate+Desktop+SSHD+1000GB
  8. RulesSpew said:
    Tiboscus said:
    RulesSpew said:
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1dzW1

    At 750$ it's a bit waste of money for and SSD.
    Asrock is an ASUS's baby ( for gaming ), it will work well with 760 and your i5
    500W Bronze PSU will be sufficient for your system even if overclocked.
    However I don't recomend that ( due to budget, and it will work fine IF NOT OVERCLOCKED ), stay with the stock i5 cooler :)


    I know, but I really want an SSD, mainly for the OS and some main programs like chrome and office.


    Why don't you get an SSHD? ( HDD + SSD at once )
    It will run all your application fast almost like an SSD also the windows start will be very fast fast . ( 2-3 sec more than SSD )
    It costs like a normal HDD but with an SSD built in it.


    Seagate Desktop SSHD 1000GB

    http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Desktop-Solid-Hybrid-ST1000DX001/dp/B00EIQTOFY/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1389822072&sr=8-2&keywords=Seagate+Desktop+SSHD+1000GB


    Ive looked at sshd's before and it just seems more practical to get a ssd+hdd for 100 bucks than an sshd for 100 bucks.
  9. Now you have all options, chose mate,
  10. RulesSpew said:
    Now you have all options, chose mate,


    Well, I chose to replace the i5 for an FX 8320 to save some money, and to replace the cpu cooler with something cheaper.
  11. Best answer
    Tiboscus said:
    RulesSpew said:
    Now you have all options, chose mate,


    Well, I chose to replace the i5 for an FX 8320 to save some money, and to replace the cpu cooler with something cheaper.


    Go for it! happy gaming :)
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