Building PC from scratch (Im newb)

Hi all, as mentioned in the title, I am planning to build a PC from scratch and will need lots of help and advices on areas which I do not have knowledge of. Here goes some of the parts I have decided.

CPU - Intel I7 2600k
Motherboard - Asus P8P67 Pro
GPU - Asus Engtx 460 1GB TOP
PSU - Coolermaster 550w
HDD - WD 500GB SATA III

Besides the parts above which I prefer not to change, I need help/advices on casing, dvd/cd rw drive and which SATA III SSD and cosair ddr3 1600mhz 2x2 GB RAM stick to choose.

*Note: I know of the news where Intel's SATA II port is degrading thus, I'm sticking to all the SATA III interface parts.

Regards~
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  1. What's the PC gonna be for?

    You dont need a huge case for those components.

    I would recommend (if you are on a budget) get the 2500K instead and then you will have more money for a better GPU (GTX 560 Ti FTW).

    Case suggestion: HAF 912
  2. weilunool said:
    Hi all, as mentioned in the title, I am planning to build a PC from scratch and will need lots of help and advices on areas which I do not have knowledge of. Here goes some of the parts I have decided.

    CPU - Intel I7 2600k
    Motherboard - Asus P8P67 Pro
    GPU - Asus Engtx 460 1GB TOP
    PSU - Coolermaster 550w
    HDD - WD 500GB SATA III

    Besides the parts above which I prefer not to change, I need help/advices on casing, dvd/cd rw drive and which SATA III SSD and cosair ddr3 1600mhz 2x2 GB RAM stick to choose.

    *Note: I know of the news where Intel's SATA II port is degrading thus, I'm sticking to all the SATA III interface parts.

    Regards~


    I would recommend that you consider a PSU from Corsair, Seasonic, Antec , PCP&C, and some of the XFX and OCZ models instead of the Coolermaster. Never cheap-out on the power supply :non: It's the one component that can take out all your other components if it should blow. I would suggest something in the 650 watt range:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007657%20600014022&IsNodeId=1&bop=And&CompareItemList=58|17-139-005^17-139-005-TS%2C17-207-002^17-207-002-TS%2C17-151-096^17-151-096-TS%2C17-341-018^17-341-018-TS%2C17-371-021^17-371-021-TS
  3. RickyT23 said:
    What's the PC gonna be for?

    You dont need a huge case for those components.

    I would recommend (if you are on a budget) get the 2500K instead and then you will have more money for a better GPU (GTX 560 Ti FTW).

    Case suggestion: HAF 912


    I agree very much w/ the HAF 912 case & the CPU but not w/ the GTX 560 Ti FTW. Go w/ the 6950 2GB.

    Go to this site for the review
    http://www.hardocp.com/article/2011/02/21/msi_n560gtx_ti_twin_frozr_ii_oc_sli_review/10

    Then go to this site to bios flash a reference 6950 to 6970 speed.
    http://www.techpowerup.com/articles/overclocking/vidcard/159
  4. Because this is your first build, look at the following threads while you are waiting for your parts.
    Build it yourself:
    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/274745-13-step-step-guide-building

    And although this primarily a troubleshooting thread, the first part contains a checklist that will catch most noob mistakes:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261145-31-read-posting-boot-problems
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