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 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 m 0 l 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. m 0 l Related resources Need help with build please!! First timer/clueless - Forum 1st Time Considering AMD/ATI machine, But Clueless - Forum First PC Build! Help, I'm clueless! - Forum Clueless trying to build a powerful Budget Music Production PC - Forum First gaming build, clueless on Hard Drive - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer fb39ca4 January 3, 2012 12:06:20 AM That case is really cramped, I would try to find something slightly bigger. m 0 l rob12medina January 3, 2012 1:14:05 AM what do ya think of this one lian-li-mini-itx m 0 l Engima January 3, 2012 1:45:20 AM Were you going to add in a graphics card? m 0 l 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 m 0 l Mousemonkey January 3, 2012 3:00:43 AM This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedClueless need advice-build or buy Forum New build for a clueless guy Forum SolvedClueless about building a home computer Forum Help with a clueless girl's first build! Forum I'm clueless....Mini-ITX Build Forum Pritty clueless still on what to buy.. First time build £600-800 Forum Asus Maximus V Extreme Build -- Clueless on Ram Config Forum 500 euro gaming computer(first build im clueless) Forum 500-700 gaming rig build (clueless and asking for help) Forum Clueless and building from nothing with £1000 to spend Forum Solved1st Gaming PC Build Forum Solved1st Build: Open to Suggestions/Advice for Reliable Brands Forum SolvedLooking for advice on 1st gaming pc build Forum Solved£800 - $1300 - 1000 euro 1st time gaming pc build any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Forum SolvedIS this ok to build. 1ST time builder Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !