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    First time builder. Any suggestions?

    Hey guys. I'm going to be building my first computer. Since i've never built a computer, i have no idea on what parts to use with different parts. I have a list of parts im planing on using:

    Power Supply: Crosair GS600 power supply

    HDD: Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

    Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

    CPU: Phenom II X6 1045T 2.7GHz Six Core Socket AM3 Boxed Processor

    Motherboard: ASUS M4A77T/USB3 AM3 AMD 770 USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

    And i can't decide between these three video cards: EVGA 01G-P3-1460-KR GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
    or
    EVGA 01G-P3-1556-KR GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) FPB 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
    or
    MSI N560GTX-Ti Hawk GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

    I'm trying to build a more or less budget (budget meaning within $500) gaming computer. Nothing too serious. Minecraft, Amnesia, maybe a little left 4 dead. If anyone has any suggestions, that would be great (remember, budget pc that will play games on mid to high graphics). Thanks in advance.

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    I don't see anything wrong with any of the components that you've selected - they are all excellent brands, and you should end up with a nice rig

    Choosing a graphics card is always hard. Have a read of this:

    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/gaming...iew-32416.html

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    A good selection indeed.

    As stated video cards are a rough item to call.
    This link is from one in SS link.
    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/gaming...w-32416-7.html

    Anyway, what I like to use to place video cards.
    SMILE
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    re:First time builder

    Thanks, both of you. I think I'll be going with the EVGA 01G-P3-1460-KR GeForce GTX 560. It seems like the most cost effective and reliable video card I could find. I won't be putting the build together yet, due to the fact that I don't have enough money to put into this project (yet). I will have ot hopefully by the end of the summer, maybe sooner. I willl update as soon as it's built! Thanks again.

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    EVGA from what I have seen is a good card.
    Good luck!~
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    I've almost always used EVGA graphics cards and found them to be very reliable.
    I have two of them waiting in the wings just in case something happens to the Galaxy cards I'm using at the moment.
    Desktop: Intel i7 960 CPU @ 4.0GHz, EVGA Classified 4-Way SLI mobo, 12GB Corsair Dominator-GT 2000 DDR3 RAM, Crucial RealSSD C300 256GB Solid State Drive, Two WD 2TB SATA drives, 2x EVGA GTX 570 Superclocked graphics cards in SLI, Coolermaster HAF X full tower case, OCZ ZX 1250w PSU, Corsair H100 CPU Cooler
    Laptop: MSI GT60-004US, 2x Seagate Momentus XT 750GB SSD Hybrid drives in RAID 0, 16GB DDR3 1600 RAM, GeForce 670M 3GB graphics card, Networks 'Killer' N-1103 WLAN card

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