This build is obviously mostly for gaming, and I will be ordering it before tomorrow. I would also appreciate if anyone know a nice website with tutorials on how to build a pc as this is my first ever build.
That's a very nice build that will work fine together. I don't see any components that are not compatible with each other. A Google search on how to build a computer will return more results than you can imagine. The stickies in this section of the forum will help too.
I'd switch the board to the Asus P5P55D-E Pro. That Gigabyte board disables USB 3/SATA III speeds when you add a second GPU. The Asus allows both functions at the same time.
I'd also look into the HAF 922 as the case. It's higher quality and slightly bigger. It should also be a little cheaper. It's not a huge change though.
Other than that, it all looks good.
For a good guide, check the "Step-by-Step Guide to Building a PC" sticky in this forum. It's a very good guide.
Thanks for the guide.
I chose the motherboard mainly because it was featured in the $1500 build on this site, but if it turns off usb 3.0 with 2 GPU's thats not so good.
Did you mean: ASUS P7P55D-E PRO, P55, Socket-1156?
I cannot seem to find the P5 edition.
I did take a look at the HAF922 already, but I like the thermaltake's features a bit better (easy to access fan speed knob, led color change, nice big fans, all black interior), and i do not need watercooling or e-sata.
I have a question about bottom mounted PSU's though. Which way are you supposed to put it in? I'm a bit confused as to if you should turn them upside down (fan up) or the right side up (fan down, sucking air into the PSU from under the case).
There have been a few threads started about the PSU orientation. If the case has an opening under the PSU where it can get fresh air, I would install it with the fan down so it doesn't disrupt the airflow inside the case.
I might just install it fan down then, as I believe that is a dust filtered hole in the bottom of the thermaltake case.
Is there a large difference between the ASUS P7P55D-E PRO and the regular P7P55D-E btw? The pro costs about 50$ more than the regular, and i cannot really seem to find any major difference when looking over the specs of both of them.
I've built countless systems without ever using one. As long as you use a little common sense you'll be fine. Of course the anti-static wristband is cheap insurance just in case. If you're worried about it then it certainly wouldn't hurt to get one.
Keep Fido the dog, Fluffy the cat, and kids away from the components.
Install the power supply into the case, but make sure it's turned off and none of the cables are plugged into the motherboard. You then want to plug the power cord into the PSU and touch a metal part of the case before handling any components and every time you reach into the case. Having the PSU plugged in but turned off gives you a path to ground through your home's wiring.