First time builder

I have wanted to build my own pc for awhile. However the thought seems pretty intimidating to me...and if something goes wrong i don't have any experience. If i follow they guide on this site and the parts manuals do you think i will be all right?

Also here are some parts i have picked out that i think are compatible.

COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive-Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136284

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL8D-4GBHK - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231189

ASUS P7P55D EVO LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131407

Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115215

This is what i have so far. The system would be mainly for gaming.
I was also probably going to go with a graphics card under $150 until new stuff comes out and some prices drop.

But do you think i will be all right building this with no experience or should i go pre-built. also any suggestions on a card?
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  1. I just built myself a new rig. I am only 15 years old also. It isn't really that tough. Your build is much better than mine as im sure ur budget is bigger than mine :) I just put mine together today and i am having a few issues but i think it is either a driver issue or i need to update my BIOS.

    That would be a great gaming rig there, you have got a great power supply that will support crossfire.

    For the RAM i would get this instead of what you listed. It has a lower Cas Latency and also is faster.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231303

    Also i would get two of these graphics card and crossfire them if your budget allows it. They are $95 with free shipping and there is a $10 off promo code going on right now.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102824

    I would definitely build your own rig over a pre-built. Building your own is a fun experience and cheaper. It also teaches you a lot about computers. Also on pre-built's you cannot overclock, where as on a custom build you can overclock anything, therefore getting more for your money.
  2. Thanks for the reply. Even though that ram isn't on the motherboard's compatibility list it would still work right? also i am basically looking for a ~100 graphics card to use until i want to drop some cash on a newer one (a couple months maybe) so that would suit my needs thanks for the advice.

    Also should i get an aftermarket cooler or go with stock...i don't really know if i want to mess with oc'ing.
  3. Oh and i forgot, is my hard drive and motherboard going to be okay with the standard UPS shipping? I heard they throw your stuff around anyone know?
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