1st build and clueless Tags: New Build Systems Last response: January 3, 2012 3:00 AM in Systems Share rob12medina January 2, 2012 10:59:27 PM Hey guys, this is my 1st attempt at building a computer. I've been reading a lot of reviews and getting the crash course in this. So here is what I would like to do. Sunbeam Mini-ITX Acrylic Case Fans & 150 Watt PSU, Motherboard - ASRock h67m-itx/ht, Processor - Core i5 2500K LGA 1155, Heat Sink - Scythe Kozuti SCKZT-1000, Memory - DDR3 1333 CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9R, and Hard Drive - Barracuda 7200.12 500GB 7,200RPM SATA 3.5" Building it for home theater and screwing off on the internet... Am I in the ball park with everything being compatable? If not, where did I screw up? More about : 1st build clueless | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove rolli59 January 2, 2012 11:09:21 PM In many places, start with our guides in the system build section http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/forum-31.html | Report abuse popatim January 2, 2012 11:44:24 PM Not much you can do with a 150w PSU of unknown quality; the 2500k is 95 by itself. I would go for a 250w unit if you can't find a known good brand. More if you plan on running discrete graphics, like if you wanted to do some gaming on it. | Report abuse fb39ca4 January 3, 2012 12:06:20 AM That case is really cramped, I would try to find something slightly bigger. | Report abuse Related ressources 1st Time Considering AMD/ATI machine, But Clueless - Forum Need some advice on my 1st time build - Forum 1st build step by step help - Forum Pritty clueless still on what to buy.. First time build £600-800 - Forum Need advice on Gaming/HTPC i7 build . Noobs 1st build . - Forum Ask the community Publish rob12medina January 3, 2012 1:14:05 AM what do ya think of this one lian-li-mini-itx | Report abuse Engima January 3, 2012 1:45:20 AM Were you going to add in a graphics card? | Report abuse rob12medina January 3, 2012 1:56:34 AM Engima said:Were you going to add in a graphics card? only if it turns out I need it for photo editting | Report abuse Mousemonkey January 3, 2012 3:00:43 AM This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Systems>1st build and clueless> Related ressources: ForumAsus Maximus V Extreme Build -- Clueless on Ram Config Forumsuggestions for the clueless ForumFirst Build ! Have edited 1st list from suggestions! 1200ish Gaming! ForumA clueless soul looking for guidance! ForumAm on 1st build and not sure what software to get. Forum1st Build , Multipurpose PC, Looking for advice and guidance Forum$2k 1st home build review advice ForumClueless choosing an affordable motherboard for gaming ForumHelp me build a budget AMD 939/AM2 system ( 1st time build ) ForumClueless need advice- build or buy ForumCompletely clueless on getting a new CPU ForumNew Sub $700 build Forum[Solved] $2000 Gaming Build + monitor, peripherals, OS Forum[Solved] Advice on Budget Build for Video Editing ForumGraphic workstation build More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !