Hello fellow Tomshardware readers. I've been visiting this site for a while now, and I thought now would be a great time to try building a PC for myself. I'm starting from the ground up, so I need all the parts (monitor, mouse, keyboard etc). I want to make sure everything will fit together, and most importantly that the parts I select won't die after a few months. I've already collected a list, and I just want someone to look over them for me. Any suggestions at all are welcome. Thanks!
OS and Mouse: Windows 7 64 bit OEM with free mouse http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I don't actually need the mouse, so if this offer ends before I pull the trigger it doesn't really matter
If I manage to salvage an extra hard drive, I'll probably consider dual-booting Windows 7 and Fedora.
Shipping is about $20 with the UPS 3 day option, so my budget is really about $1080. I'm really excited for my first build, and I hope it goes well. Thanks for your help!
The build look good, however since your getting a non-K series CPU (in other words, non-over-clockable) you might be better looking at a H61 motherboard rather than a Z68. This could save you a fair bit and enable a better GPU - possibly GTX 560Ti?
Something worth considering at least. The rest of the build looks good though. 500w PSU would be enough, even with the 560Ti. Not sure if you could work out a better deal with a 500w PSU + 8GB RAM vs the 650w and RAM deal you have listed?
Also be aware the Antec Earthwatt's PSU's i don't think come with power lead (kettle lead). ~ Pretty sure I heard this mentioned on another thread before, again, worth checking out before you buy just in case you need to purchase one separately - they are very cheap