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 Post subject: First Build. Gaming PC. Components.
PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 10:25 am 
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You do not need to answer all my questions. :) (I have alot)

I've got an idea of what I want in terms of components and peripherals, but firstly I want to decide on the case and what's going to be inside it.
What I want is a gaming PC which can play all games on relatively high settings which is not overkill.
Correct me if i've made any mistakes as i'm new to this.

There are too many types of products which all sound the same. So can I get a recommendation for each one below?

CPU: Intel i5 (i'm looking at 3570k) (i7 is overkill?)
RAM: 2*4GB (8GB) DDR3 (16GB is overkill?)
SSD: 120GB (or 240GB?)
HDD: 3TB (I'm looking at Seagate Barracuda) (or 2TB?)
GPU: AMD 2GB (or Nvidia GTX660? or higher?)
(3D preferred) (4GB is overkill?)
Mobo: ??
PSU: 500-600W is enough?
Case: Don't care how it looks, but how big?
Cooler: Air vs water cooling?

Other info I need (but not necessary for now):
*Do motherboards generally include ethernet card?
*Do motherboards generally include USB 3.0?
*Sound card needs to be bought separately?
*Do most cases come with PSU?
*Do I need to buy a separate Heatsink fan? (for CPU)
*Are my components compatible with each other?
*Do the components come with all cables i'll need? eg Sata cables.
*Will I need any extra tools to assemble the PC? eg Screwdriver.
Future-proofing:
*When will I need to replace parts of the build? (2-3 years?)
*Which parts should be replaced? CPU and GPU?
*Will I be able to install the new parts easily? Or do I have to check compatibility or will I face other problems?
*Will i be able to sell the parts i already have for a modest price?

Thanks for your help!


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