First time computer build. Need Help!

Hello everyone. I'm just getting into building computers, and I think I have decided on the parts that I'm going to want:

CPU - Intel i5 2500k
Mobo - Asus P8P67 Pro
Video Card - EVGA GeForce GTX 460 Superclocked EE
PSU - Antec BP 550 (looking for better suggestions)
Case - CM Storm Scout
HDD - WD Caviar Black
Memory - G.Skill Ripjaws 8GB
Asus Black SATA DVD Burner
Am I missing any other parts?

I'm trying to keep the budget around $800 so I can buy software and other things that I need. I'll be using this computer mainly for gaming and some music production, so I'm planning to upgrade the sound card sometime in the future. But basically, what I'm looking for is an easily transportable computer for gaming and music that has potential to be upgraded in the future. I'd appreciate any help since I'm completely new to building computers. Thanks!

EDIT:

Approximate Purchase Date: Within the next 2 weeks or month (possibly even this week)


Budget Range: ~800 after rebates


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Music Production, watching movies, everything else


Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, etc.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: centralcomputers.com (preferably), or newegg.com


Country of Origin: USA


Parts Preferences: anything really


Overclocking: Maybe


SLI or Crossfire: Maybe in the future


Monitor Resolution: not really sure...Single monitor though
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  1. The Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB is faster or at least no slower than the WD Black, it's a lot cheaper too. That PSU looks fine in terms of quality but in terms of wattage you only need 450-500W or 650-750W for SLI.
  2. robns said:
    Hello everyone. I'm just getting into building computers, and I think I have decided on the parts that I'm going to want:

    CPU - Intel i5 2500k
    Mobo - Asus P8P67 Pro
    Video Card - EVGA GeForce GTX 460 Superclocked EE
    PSU - Antec BP 550 (looking for better suggestions)
    Case - CM Storm Scout
    HDD - WD Caviar Black
    Memory - G.Skill Ripjaws 8GB
    Asus Black SATA DVD Burner
    Am I missing any other parts?

    I'm trying to keep the budget around $800 so I can buy software and other things that I need. I'll be using this computer mainly for gaming and some music production, so I'm planning to upgrade the sound card sometime in the future. But basically, what I'm looking for is an easily transportable computer for gaming and music that has potential to be upgraded in the future. I'd appreciate any help since I'm completely new to building computers. Thanks!

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advice <---- You have too much money in that board and not enough elsewhere. That board is expensive and it's meant for a dual vid card set up, yet that psu is meant for a single card.

    Now do you plan on going SLI later on or a single card set up? You can get a single card board for a lot cheaper.
  3. If you want easily transportable and upgradable pc u sol.
    pick either one. Like why_me said u can get single gpu mobo cheaper. And I think that will be ur best bet as u can always put in better gpu later on
  4. Thanks everyone. I think I'll change the mobo to something made for single card setups, and if I want to go SLI later, I'll switch the whole thing out. Any suggestions for a good single card mobo with this set up?
  5. robns said:
    Thanks everyone. I think I'll change the mobo to something made for single card setups, and if I want to go SLI later, I'll switch the whole thing out. Any suggestions for a good single card mobo with this set up?


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157230 $109.99 FREE SHIPPING
    ASRock P67 PRO3 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157251 $119.99
    ASRock Z68 PRO3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157252 $114.99
    ASRock Z68 PRO3-M LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
  6. I would consider Asrock Z68 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271
    That Why_me reccomended in other post/ It's only $20 more expensive then let's say Gigabyte http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128520
    Otherwise go for some microATX mobo which will help u fit into smaller case.
  7. Here's my new build plan:

    CPU - Intel i5 2500k
    Mobo - Gigabyte Z68P DS3 (I cannot find the Asrock Z68 at Central Computers, but if it makes a decent difference, I'll go ahead and get it from newegg. Please let me know!)
    Video Card - EVGA GeForce GTX 460 Superclocked EE
    PSU - Antec BP 550
    Case - CM Storm Scout
    HDD - WD Caviar Black (Once again I cannot find the Samsung Spinpoint F3 at Central Computers, but I may order it from newegg.)
    Memory - G.Skill Ripjaws 8GB
    Asus Black SATA DVD Burner


    Also, does anyone have any decent monitor suggestions? I don't want something too big or too expensive, but I would like something decent.

    Thanks!

    -Rob
  8. With Asrock u can go sli in the future ... but u'll have to change ur PSU and probably case. I would recommend looking for other case.
  9. Why_Me said:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advice <---- You have too much money in that board and not enough elsewhere. That board is expensive and it's meant for a dual vid card set up, yet that psu is meant for a single card.

    Now do you plan on going SLI later on or a single card set up? You can get a single card board for a lot cheaper.


    +1
    agreed, save $50.00 by getting a cheaper p67 mobo and put it into your GPU or SSD capacity.
  10. madchemist83 said:
    With Asrock u can go sli in the future ... but u'll have to change ur PSU and probably case. I would recommend looking for other case.

    Alright. Any suggestions for a case? (Preferably something with handles or something easily transportable so I can move it from school to home).
  11. Actually that CM Storm Scout is not bad ... kinda expensieve for $70. U can try NZXT Gamma which is smaller case .. have to look into dimensions to figure out if u can fit 2 GPUs if u even planning on doing it or HAF 912 (great case)
  12. ^
    HAF 912 IS amazing. Though I think most ppl end up wanting to add more fans to it, since it only includes 2 x 120 but can hold so, so, so many more.
  13. The Storm Scout is a perfect LAN party case, i'd stick with it.
  14. Very well. I think I'll be sticking with the Storm Scout then.
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