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Sorry guys completely new to pc building as I own an old Dell P4HT. But I am over it and want to finally get into building my own CPU. I have already purchased the Asus Sabertooth Z77 as well as the new 3rd Gen i5.

For case I am kinda sold on
the NZXT Lexa S
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/nzxt-lexa-s-black-mid-tower-performance-gaming-case-with-side-window-with-usb-30-w-o-psu

Memory not to sure 8GB should do for now
Ripskills
http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B004S3T5DI/ref=asc_df_B004S3T5DI10052371?smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&tag=googlecouk06-21&linkCode=asn&creative=22206&creativeASIN=B004S3T5DI

or Corsair vengence
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9-1600MHz-Vengeance-Memory/dp/B004CRSM4I/ref=pd_sim_computers_3

Heat sink I am struggling
Corsair H60 (hear it can be noisy)
or
Hyper Evo 212

as far as power supply no clue will probably be 750 to 800 just for future proof

Graphics card I have no clue, I have usually stuck to my ps3 for gaming but I am open to the idea but don't want to go overboard I have a 22inch sony dvi screen.

Don't have a huge budget just getting bit by bit and calling it an early Christmas present. Main thing I do is stream to my android and my apple tv. I can see me getting into gaming and OC once I know a bit more but not ATM . I can also see my wife doing her photo shop work on it.

Any suggestions on the build would be greatly appreciated and please go easy I'm a newbie but won't be spamming the board every time I need help:)
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Try to be careful with your terminology on here because we usually try to be more precise in order to maintain clarity for others.  A "CPU" is the processor, so you're not building a CPU.  :)  You're building a "system", or you can call it a "rig" for fun (which is what we enjoy calling it).  Some will even just call it a "computer".  :)

 

Regarding the PSU (power supply):  based on everything you said, I recommend any quality 450-550W power supply.  The reason is that first and foremost, you're not even sure if you'll get a video card.  This tells me that even if you do, then it'll probably just be one mid-level card.  However, even if it's something like a single GTX 680 or an HD 7970, then a quality 450W power supply is still enough power because the most a computer system would ever pull from the PSU with either video card is about 350 to 400W for the GTX 680, and about 400 to 450W for the 7970 (this is at the most).  Going further, each new CPU and GPU that comes out requires less power than its predecessor, so going overkill on the PSU for future proofing isn't necessary.

 

The reason I keep saying "quality power supply" is it's very important to get a quality PSU instead of just getting any PSU.  Here are some that I know are safe to recommend:

 

From Scan.co.uk:

 

 

The last 2 are modular which means most of the cables can be plugged into the PSU as needed (they come detached).

 

The reason I didn't recommend any other PSUs in this wattage range (400-450W) is I feel that they're not worth recommending.  A few are even so bad that I wouldn't even recommend them to an enemy.  So these PSUs here are all very trustworthy.  In fact, they're so trustworthy that they're on this list:

 

http://www.overclock.net/t/183810/faq-recommended-power-supplies

 

The only exception is the SeaSonic G Series because it's just that new.  ;)

 

 

I noticed you said that overclocking could be in your future, but only maybe.  Since you're a little bit open to this, I have a question:  did you get the 3570K?  Or did you get a different 3rd Gen i5?

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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (OS) 3 TB Toshiba P300 (storage) Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate Basic, but premium round 
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Thank you so much for your reply I'll probably settle on the MK III. Much much appreciated. I did in fact get the 3570K with a bit of OC in mind further down the line. Any suggestions on a mid level graphics card I take it either cooler should be fine??

Can't wait to get started on my RIG smile.gif
Edited by MadHocus - 10/11/12 at 9:51am
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i5 3570k Asus Sabertooth z77 GTX650ti G Skills 8gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
OCZ 120gb Agility 3 Samsung DVD writer Corsair H60 undecided 
MonitorPowerCaseOther
Sony  Corsair TX750w Zalman Z11 plus Seagate 2TB Barracuda 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
OCZ 120gb Agility 3 Samsung DVD writer Corsair H60 undecided 
MonitorPowerCaseOther
Sony  Corsair TX750w Zalman Z11 plus Seagate 2TB Barracuda 
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