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June 9, 2013 4:17:56 PM

I'm going to buy the parts to build my pc for the first time and I was wondering if the components are compatible with one and another (ie. if the ram will work with the mobo). does it come with cables or do I have to buy them separately? I'm on a tight budget so this is what i can afford. are all psu the same size? Ssy I'm a bit paranoid ( I don't want to screw up my first build.)

AMD FX-6300 3.5ghz cpu http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

msi 7770 1gb ddr5 gpu http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

corsair 200r case
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

corsair vengence 8gb 2x4 ram http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

XFX P1550SXXB9 Core Edition psu http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

gigabyte ga 970a d3 mobo http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

seagate barracuda 1tb had drive http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Samsung SH-224BB internal dvd drive http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

p.s. any advice when I assemble it together?

edit: p.s.s. what are the chances of the components DOA/breaking within months if not weeks?
June 9, 2013 4:22:41 PM

Yes, it should all be compatible. When you're building, make sure to wear a static wristband so that you don't shock your computer parts into oblivion ;)  Also, make sure to be extremely careful when placing your CPU into the socket; it's extremely easy to break pins.
Make sure that your RAM is properly seated before POSTing, or else your computer could catch on fire. Also, be absolutely positive that your cooler is seated properly, else your CPU will immediately overheat.
In total, just be careful with what your doing; have the Newegg video on youtube up the whole time (if you can), and just be careful :) 
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June 9, 2013 4:27:09 PM

dannyboy2233 said:
Yes, it should all be compatible. When you're building, make sure to wear a static wristband so that you don't shock your computer parts into oblivion ;)  Also, make sure to be extremely careful when placing your CPU into the socket; it's extremely easy to break pins.
Make sure that your RAM is properly seated before POSTing, or else your computer could catch on fire. Also, be absolutely positive that your cooler is seated properly, else your CPU will immediately overheat.
In total, just be careful with what your doing; have the Newegg video on youtube up the whole time (if you can), and just be careful :) 


should i put the mobo in the case first and then put the rest of the components in or should I put everything on the mobo first and then put it in the case? btw where should I assemble my pc? table or floor? I'm a complete noob when it comes to tech related stuff.
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June 9, 2013 4:32:32 PM

What is your budget ?

Tigerdirect is pretty expensive


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($116.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($58.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($54.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($65.58 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($37.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $599.51
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-09 19:35 EDT-0400)
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June 9, 2013 4:32:47 PM

berriesNcream said:
dannyboy2233 said:
Yes, it should all be compatible. When you're building, make sure to wear a static wristband so that you don't shock your computer parts into oblivion ;)  Also, make sure to be extremely careful when placing your CPU into the socket; it's extremely easy to break pins.
Make sure that your RAM is properly seated before POSTing, or else your computer could catch on fire. Also, be absolutely positive that your cooler is seated properly, else your CPU will immediately overheat.
In total, just be careful with what your doing; have the Newegg video on youtube up the whole time (if you can), and just be careful :) 


should i put the mobo in the case first and then put the rest of the components in or should I put everything on the mobo first and then put it in the case? btw where should I assemble my pc? table or floor? I'm a complete noob when it comes to tech related stuff.


Haha no worries :)  what you're supposed to do is take the motherboard (on the table) and put int he processor, processor cooler, and RAM. Then, connect it to a monitor and try to boot it up (there are tutorials for this, linked at the end of my post) to make sure that everything works. THEN, you put it into your case (which is on the table) and screw in the standoffs. Once it is in the case, you can put in the GPU, etc.
LINK: Here is for building: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_56kyib-Ls
Here is for Windows Installation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxaVBsXEiok
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June 9, 2013 4:35:59 PM

Marcopolo123 said:
What is your budget ?

Tigerdirect is pretty expensive


i looked up neweggs and the shipping/tax fee turned me off.
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June 9, 2013 5:37:03 PM

dannyboy2233 said:
Yes, it should all be compatible. When you're building, make sure to wear a static wristband so that you don't shock your computer parts into oblivion ;)  Also, make sure to be extremely careful when placing your CPU into the socket; it's extremely easy to break pins.
Make sure that your RAM is properly seated before POSTing, or else your computer could catch on fire. Also, be absolutely positive that your cooler is seated properly, else your CPU will immediately overheat.
In total, just be careful with what your doing; have the Newegg video on youtube up the whole time (if you can), and just be careful :) 

You don't even need a wristband- its completely unnecessary. Just ground yourself and you'll be fine.

Its relatively easily to do, just be careful and make sure its together properly and securely.
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