Building a PC

I'm a first time builder, and I was wondering if these parts would make a good computer:

Xion AXP 100 Gaming Series Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.amazon.com/Xion-Gaming-Steel-Tower-Computer/dp/B002139YSS/ref=dp_return_2?ie=UTF8&n=172282&s=electronics

Rosewill RFA-80-K 80mm Case Fan
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835200044

IPCQUEEN IPC-12025 120mm Case Fan
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835168006

ASUS P7H55D-M EVO LGA 1156 Intel H55 HDMI USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131625R

Scythe KAMA READER 2 SCKMRD-2000BK 45-in-1 USB 2.0 Media Reader & Writer
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820408003

ENCORE ENLWI-G(2) Wireless Network Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833180030

Palit NE3TS25EFHD02 GeForce GTS 250 E-Green 1GB Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814261062

APEVIA ATX-JV650W 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817148041

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231253

LITE-ON Black DVD burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289

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

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148433

I'll be using the PC for some gaming, music, movies.
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  1. First thing i see, Apevia PSU, no no! Get a good PSU that has Active PFC and is atleast 80+ basic certified, a cheap crappy unit does nothing but risk blowing the rest of your components.

    I think you need to readjust a bit of your spendings, an AMD build would probably be a much better choice for you. A few questions first though, whats your total budget, whats the resolution of the monitor you plan on using? Also, why the multicard reader, and cheapo wireless card?
  2. I'm assuming you picked a 'micro ATX' motherboard b/c htey are cheaper... but you don't want that. You want a regular ATX sized motherboard.

    Id say go for an ATI 5770 instead of that GTS 250
    I agree with Hunter, generally not a good idea to get a cheapo power supply, but since nothing you're looking at will use a ton of juice, I think you could get by on it if you really wanted to.
  3. First thing, majority of these parts were suggested to me by a friend. He told me it would be cheaper to build a computer on my own than for me to buy it prebuilt.

    hunter315 - I was planning to spend somewhere between $700-$800, give or take a bit. i will look for a better, not so cheap, power supply. the resolution of my monitor 1680x1050. I was actually planning on getting a different card reader and wireless card because they do seem pretty cheap, but it's what my friend suggested and I wanted to see what others thought first. Why would you say that AMD would be a much better choice for me?

    lowriderflow - i picked the micro ATX motherboard because it's what my friend suggested and because it has USB 3.0. I'll see about getting the ATI 5770.
  4. $750AR : USB/SATA III, Crossfire capable, yada yada
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