First Time Builder-Couple Questions Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: December 26, 2010 2:22 PM in Systems Share Klafus December 25, 2010 3:23:44 PM Approximate Purchase Date: ASAP Budget Range: 2,000 System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming Parts Not Required: Monitor, kleyboard, mouse, dvd-drive Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg Country of Origin: US? Parts Preferences: Intel chipset Overclocking: Yes SLI or Crossfire: Later when I get a 2nd 5970 Monitor Resolution: Max Additional Comments: - Hey all, about to order up all the parts for my new gaming PC from newegg. Quite the novice at building so I want to make sure my hardware is legit before I order. Case: Antec 1200 PSU: 850 MW Corsair Mobo: ASUS P6X58D-E LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard CPU: i7 950 Hardrive: 300g WD Velociraptor (dont need much storage atm) Memory: 18 gigs G.Skill Ripsaw @2k. GPU: XFX HD-597A-CNB9 Radeon HD 5970 Black Edition 2GB 512 (256 x 2)-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support ... Couple Questions: Is this a decent setup? My main concern is the mobo, is this the right one? Is this system otimized to utilize the hardware with Win7-64? Also, I will be having a friend assist me with the hardware installation. Is this ALL I need to purchase off of newegg? Do I need to purcahse any additional wires, connectors, etc? Complete noobie here, so if there is additional stuff I need please let me know. Thanks, Nik More about : time builder couple questions Ubrales December 25, 2010 4:28:44 PM Great choices! I would suggest an additional 1 TB HDD for data (leave the WD 300 GB for OS and other software). Look into this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... OR http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... I have both of these drives, and they work very well. Klafus December 26, 2010 2:07:50 PM bump. if I order this stuff will I have everything besides a screwdriver to put this PC together? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Ubrales December 26, 2010 2:22:56 PM Component choices are personal preferences. The Asus board you have selected is a socket 1366, compatible with Intel i7 950 processors. Here is a detailed review on it: http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/asus_p6x58de/ My personal choice for the motherboard is EVGA Classified. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... This is a Extended ATX board, and will not fit into the Antec 1200, but will fit in a Cooler Master HAF 932 case (excellent case, high air flow, but large). You have the final decision regarding your needs, your budget, and your expectations. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumFirst Time Gaming Build Questions ! ForumFirst time build, a few questions ForumFirst time build questions ForumFirst time build questions Forum~$650 First Time Gaming/Video/Photo Editing PC - Questions ! ForumQuestions from a first time computer builder. ForumFinal questions before a first-time build ForumFirst time build, have a few questions ForumFirst Time Building Installation Questions ForumFirst time builder questions ForumFirst Time Build; A few questions ... Forum~$1600 Gaming PC (IB/Kepler Build) Questions ( first time builder) ForumFirst time OC'ing- questions ForumFirst time PC builder, few questions ($1100 build) ForumFirst time builder questions Forum$1500 Gaming Build ( First Time ) Couple Questions Left ForumPower Supply good for cheap price ForumPre-Buying Questions on Building (first time) ForumBuilding A Computer - 1st time - is this system compatible? Forum[Solved] Conflicted if this is a good time to purchase... More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !