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1st build and clueless

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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?

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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.
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January 3, 2012 12:06:20 AM

That case is really cramped, I would try to find something slightly bigger.
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January 3, 2012 1:14:05 AM

what do ya think of this one lian-li-mini-itx
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January 3, 2012 1:45:20 AM

Were you going to add in a graphics card?
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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
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January 3, 2012 3:00:43 AM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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