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    Looking for a new pc

    I've always bought premade pcs, i.e, dell, gateway. I am going to be building one this time. This is what I'm looking at.

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    Like I said I've not built one before and am looking to go with something that will last me sometime. Anyone have any other recommendations?

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    That build is full overkill. This is what I recommend-

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    That build is full overkill.
    Without knowing what he uses it for, you can't really call the whole thing overkill.

    What you can say is overkill:
    1200W PSU -> You won't use anywhere near 1200W.

    What you can say is missing:
    An SSD. If you're putting that much into it, an SSD is fantastic for load times/boot times.

    What do you intend to do beyond gaming with your new build?
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