Going to try my first build for a gaming computer for my teen age son. I've not done much before but I'm really excited to try. These are the parts I'm probably going to use. If you see any problems can you tell me a fix. Thanks from a firefighter in Kentucky.
Modern cases need to be good coolers. Hardware just gets hotter. Antec 1200
This is one of the best designed cases available. If you really don't like the looks we can find something else... but you should protect your investment with excellent cooling.
This is the best PSU you can buy in the US. Not the most powerful, but the highest quality, and way more power than you need: Antec Signature 850
When purchased in combination with the Antec case, you save $80.00. This makes it a good deal. If you decide to add a second video card later you won't need a new PSU... this will handle this build and the next one or two as well.