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March 20, 2010 1:56:41 AM

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=N82E168...

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=N82E168...

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=N82E168...

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=N82E168...

ASUS P7P55D EVO LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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=N82E168...

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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March 20, 2010 2:15:21 AM

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=N82E168...

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=N82E168...

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.
March 20, 2010 2:27:15 AM

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.
March 20, 2010 2:33:12 AM

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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