Building my first gaming rig...no experience though, help appreciated

Bayra

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Hey I was just trying to get some help with some stuff...make sure all my parts are compatible and nothing is going to bottleneck me in terms of performance.

Case - Lanboy Air
http://www.antec.com/Believe_it/product.php?Family=MzQy

Processor - Intel i7
http://www.amazon.com/Intel-i7-870-Processor-Socket-LGA1156/dp/B002KQ5KEI/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1313154801&sr=1-2

Motherboard - Gigabyte
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0323694

Video Card - GeForce GTX 460
http://www.walmart.com/ip/EVGA-01G-P3-1366-TR-GeForce-GTX-460-SE-PCI-Express-2.0-1GB-Graphics-Card/15913526?sourceid=1500000000000003142050&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=15913526

RAM - Corsair
http://www.corsair.com/memory/intel-memory-solutions/core-i7-dual-channel-kits/vengeance-8gb-dual-channel-ddr3-memory-kit-cmz8gx3m2a1866c9.html

SSD - Crucial
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148441

HDD - Western Digital
http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-Internal-3-5-Inch-Desktop/dp/B0036Q7MV0/ref=dp_ob_title_ce

Power Supply - PC Power and Cooling Silencer MKII 650W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703026

Mainly I'm curious if the PSU is potent enough for everything, and if everything I picked out is compatible with each other. And if any one component is going to drag the rest down.

Also the reason I chose the air casing is so I wouldn't have to buy extra cooling, but does anyone think extra cooling anyway would be a good idea? I'm using this for work as well. (3D modeling and rendering)

Thanks in advance for the help! It really is appreciated!
 

Bayra

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Okay so I do like the idea of the modular power supply. Seasonic has a good rep? I'm going for quality+longevity for the parts that wont need to be upgraded so I'd like it to last. That one looks good as far as I know...

And I'll upgrade the video card.
 

TokyoGenesis

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139009 Thats the power supply I would go with if I were you. Its 850w, so it will be enough if you ever want to run a Crossfire or SLI setup plus overclocking. I would try to stick with a Corsair or Seasonic brandwise for a power supply (seasonic actually makes a few of corsairs psus :) lol). Go with http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139029 if you prefer a cleaner modular setup. Remember, the power supply is one of the most important pieces of your build, so its always better to budget a little more for a great one, rather than an "ok" one.
 
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^^ Tokyo says some good stuff but really? 850W is waaay to much even if he does Crossfire, If you are not going to crossfire go for a 500-600W PSU. And yes Seasonic is the Top 3 PSU manufactureres, Seasonic makes like 1/2 the power supplies for Corsair and many other brands, Seasonic is Number 1 brand in my opinoin but it is definately TOP 3. And for the graphics card go for a Sapphire 6870 or 6850. Sapphire has excellent reviews and cooling.

And btw, Modular REALLY IS AMAZING.
 

Bayra

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Between 1500-2000. I opted to up the video card (I didn't know I went light haha, thats why I'm a newb and I asked for help :D ). I decided to move toward the GTX 580.

Sorry I didn't know that advice string was there either..
 

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