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. m 0 l 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? m 0 l 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. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedFirst time builder questions Forum SolvedFirst Time Build Questions Forum SolvedFirst time computer build questions Forum SolvedFirst Time PC finished! A few questions Forum Solvedquestions about a new gaming pc build from a first time builder Forum SolvedFew questions before I turn on PC for first time. Forum SolvedPLS HELP first Time Builder...Tons of questions!!!! Forum SolvedFirst Time Builder...Tons of questions!!!!! Forum SolvedFirst Time Builder...Decent Build? Lots of questions... Forum SolvedBuilding a computer for the first time, few questions and some tips would be appreciated! Forum SolvedFirst time POST, 2 questions. Forum SolvedFirst time doing a RMA with Toshiba, have some questions Forum SolvedFirst time overclock questions Forum Solvedfirst time build have questions Forum SolvedAMD 970 chipset motherboards (First time build, novice questions) Forum SolvedFirst time overclocker...Few questions Forum SolvedFirst time PC Builder, Has some questions to clear up. Forum SolvedMid-level i5-4670k build questions (first time builder) Forum SolvedUpgrading for the first time so have a few questions Forum SolvedFirst time build questions Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !