Thread: First Build -

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    First Build -

    Hey, this is my first time building a computer. I have picked out my parts and just wanted to post before I actually purchase everything to make sure it's actually going to work when I try and put it together. Also if there's any parts that I'd be better off getting instead please let me know for sure!

    Case- Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case (54.99$)
    HDD- Western Digital WD Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive (69.99$)
    CPU- Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 (226.99$)
    GPU- XFX Core Edition FX-787A-CNFC Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready (279.99$ $20 mail in)
    DVD- MSI IDE DVD-ROM Drive Model DH-18DP (24.99$)
    PSU- XFX ProSeries P1-450S-X2B9 450W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Core Edition (62.99$ $10 mail in)
    RAM- G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (38.99$)

    Total: $891.58

    all bought at the Canadian Newegg

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    I'd recommend that you buy a bigger psu, cause 450w won't last you. Everything else seems fine. What motherboard are you going to use?

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    ASRock Z77 Pro3 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    Whoops. Thought I had that included. Brings the price up even more now.

    Alright, I'll look into a better PSU.

    Puts the total at around $1,042 now... Kind of feeling like this build is going way over my original budget. FU Canadian taxes.

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    Without an SSD I would recommend trying to get a WD Cav Black if you can afford it. Its more performance tuned rather than the every day usage blues. You core build will probably peak at about 370ish watts. The XFX will work more than likely but paying a few dollars more for a Seasonic 520 would be even better if you can afford it. On the reliability scale Seasonic is High up there along with Corsair.
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