First time building a comp


so i'm going to be building my first comp so i was wondering if all these components would work together and any advice you could give or websites you would recommend for putting it together.

as for the actual parts i'm getting

any changes or recommendations would be greatly appreciated, its mainly going to be used for more casual gaming nothing too hardcore.
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  1. Hello bearabin;

    You seem to be a few parts short of a complete system.

    Have you set a budget for this project?

    If you fill out the form in*How To Ask For New Build Advice* you'll answer all the standard questions that help us get started.
  2. If you want to get some ideas of what it's like to put together your own system:

    Here is a Step-by-Step Guide to Building a PC

    Look over the forum's "System won't boot" checklist to see some of the common build errors and how to avoid them.
  3. You picked a H67 motherboard for a 2500K cpu. It will work, but you can not overclock using a H67 motherboard. The 2500K is good, but I suggest a P67 motherboard which allows the K to OC.
    There are few micro-atx P67 motherboards out. I suggest the asus P8P67-M or P8P67-M pro. The latter is more expensive, but can allow sli.

    As to how to do it, I suggest you download and read, cover to cover, the manuals for your motherboard and case.
  4. ^+1 on the P67 vs H67

    Most "Pro" MB from Asus are sold-out or back-order, if you want to stay with Gigabyte, get the GA-H67MA-UD2H-B3. I don't think it supports SLI, but the end PCI Express slot is only x4 anyway.
  5. Zenthar, I think you meant a p67 board, but as far as I know, only asus has a p67based micro-ATX motherboard available now.

    Tiger direct has the p8p67-M pro, but maybe not in stock.
    I bought mine here:
  6. @ geofelt
    That 6977 link goes to the ASUS P8H67-M Pro - H67
  7. ASUS P8P67-M Pro $160 & Availability: Usually ships within 3 - 5 Days which might mean they don't actually have stock ATM.
  8. WR2 said:
    @ geofelt
    That 6977 link goes to the ASUS P8H67-M Pro - H67

    You are right, I thought the price was too good.
  9. It was that price that made me take a 2nd look at the model number.
    I've done the H67/P67 thing a few times too.
  10. geofelt said:
    Zenthar, I think you meant a p67 board, but as far as I know, only asus has a p67based micro-ATX motherboard available now.
    Yup. copy/paste fail from my part. I meant this one: GA-P67A-UD3-B3
  11. There is a deal on some GTX 460s on newegg, if you were considering by price, it might be worth it to take another look.
  12. ok so as to fill out the form

    purcahse date: I'd prefer to order within a week but its not too important is something else is coming out or to wait for a deal.

    budget range: max 1000 after rebates

    parts not required: keyboard mouse, monitor

    preferred newegg but what ever is cheapest.

    im in the US, California to be specific

    no parts prefrence really though i guess i prefer nvidia read alot of good things about the GTX 460 and the i series i read is currently better than AMD but it doesn't matter that much.

    overclocking is a maybe.

    SLI/crossfire is a maybe also keeping both of them open.

    umm currently i'm using my tv as a monitor its a 1920x1080. but i have a backup regular monitor not sure about that one resolution though.

    additional comments: i was thinking i could just use the tower from the HP that i have right now to save some money i couldn't tell the motherboard size that it would fit its a Hp elite m9160f also i was hoping this could last me for quite awhile

    sorry to bombard you with questions.

    gigabyte super overclock series GTX 460

    i5 series 2500k CPU

    are the main things i'm looking at, any thing that would go with them would be fine with me, and i'm having trouble finding a non sold out p67. and the tiger direct one is kind of expensive. or would 170 be the average?
  13. Best answer
    180-190 for a CFX & SLI capable P67 is probably closer to the average. But it's part of our job to find good deals.

    I looked into keeping your HP Pavilion Elite m9160f case. It doesn't fit the 'gaming quality' of the rest of the parts in your build and looks to have some challenges in cooling. A smaller CPU cooler would likely be needed than the one I'm suggesting here.

    ASUS SATA 24X DVD Burner Free shipping w/ promo code EMCKGJE65, ends 3/21
    COOLER MASTER HAF 912 Mid Tower Gaming Case
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    XFX XXX 650W 80+ BRONZE Modular Power Supply $10 off w/ promo code EMCKGJE53, ends 3/21 $30 rebate
    Kingston HyperX Blu 4GB DDR3 1600 RAM $5 off w/ promo code EMCKGJE99, ends 3/21 $15 rebate
    MSI P67A-GD55 (B3) 1155 P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 CFX/SLI Motherboard
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
    Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s HDD
    Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core CPU
    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus CPU Cooler
    ~$975 before $15 promo code & $65 rebates, shipping and taxes.
  14. ok, just sent my order in honestly want to say thank you all of you were a massive help and I'll be sure to read the links you sent me.
  15. Best answer selected by bearabin.
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