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I have always been intrigued to build my own PC, so this is my first crack at it. I have been doing a lot of reading on tech forums, and I have a fairly basic understanding of how to put a PC together after watching a few videos. My build is from absolute scratch because for the past 6 to 7 years, I have only used laptops. The main purpose of my build is to play games at mid to high settings. I'm looking forward to the release of GW2 and would really like to play it on max and 60fps. I wasn't sure if I should build the computer now because we still don't know the system requirements for GW2. However, after reading another thread about the prospect of price increases on hardware, I have decided that maybe now is a good time to build a PC.
Here is my build. All suggestions are welcome.
Case Lancool PC-K62 CPU i5 2500K
MOBO MSI P67A-GD65 (B3)
RAM CORSAIR VENGEANCE 8GB
GPU GTX 560 ti
PSU CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W
HD WD Caviar Blue 500GB
Optical ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS
CPU Fan ZALMAN CNPS9500A-LED
Keyboard I-ROCKS KR-6820E-BK Black
Monitor ASUS VH236H BLACK 23"
Wifi Adapter ASUS USB-N13
I am going to OC the i5 but nothing crazy, so I'm wondering whether my PSU can handle it. The cost is about $1200 (which is within my budget) excluding the OS. I may be able to get Win7 from a friend; if not, then I'll have to buy it. Please let me know what you think.