First time putting together a computer. NEED HELP!!

January 17, 2012 at 16:08:50
Specs: Windows 7
So it's my first time trying to make a computer. Always wanted to try
since I heard you could customize it and it's cheaper. Here are
the parts that I have picked out so far. I'm not even sure if all of them
are compatible and if they'll work together. Please give input and suggestions.
I was also wondering what companies make good hard drives. Thanks.

Processor: Intel Core i5-2500

Graphics: ASUS ENGTX560 DCII OC/2DI/1GD5 GeForce GTX 560

MoBo: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB

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January 17, 2012 at 17:41:19
You've still got a ways to go. You're going to need a decent power supply, a case, the HDD, & a DVD burner. I don't what you already have so you may or may not need a mouse, keyboard, monitor, speakers, & the OS.

Hard drive prices are still quite high due to the flooding in Thailand. A few months ago,1TB drives were about $50, now they're $150-200. Samsung, Seagate, Western Digital, & Hitachi are the big 4. Check the reviews before you buy.

Make sure to benchtest your hardware outside the case, it will save you a lot of headaches in the long run.

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January 17, 2012 at 21:59:40
So this is what I have updated

Processor: Intel i5-2500 LGA 1155

MoBo: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3

Case: Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case


SDD: Corsair Force Series 3 CSSD-F120GB3A-BK 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)


HDD: SAMSUNG EcoGreen F2 HD103SI 1TB 5400 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB

Power: CORSAIR Gaming Series GS800 800W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply

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January 18, 2012 at 05:18:18
You like to spend your money.

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January 18, 2012 at 05:20:14
"or" on your hard drive choice means you need more understanding on these drives. If you use a 120GB SSD drive you will need a conventional hard drive to store all of your files, they are very fast typically but are limited in capacity mainly due to the price if they were large enough. A 'green' hard drive would be fine for storage and back up, especially if speed is not that important to you for this, but if it was the only hard drive, the typical slowness of the 'green' hard drives makes it a poor choice for installing your operating system and your games on. Your choice would be a faster hard drive if you are going for a conventional hard drive. My choice is the Black series from Western Digital for a system drive for it's speed and reliability.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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January 18, 2012 at 06:57:13
There is no point of getting core i5 2500 with intel z68 chipset board. Get a board with intel h67 chipset and core i5 2300. If u still insist then core i5 2500k with intel z68 chipset.

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