this is my first attempt at trying to build my pc. i've previously bought my pc and laptops and they get old really fast
so i thought i should make something that can last for 3 to 4 years this time
please keep in mind that i have no knowledge whatsoever in building pc and that i have only researched about the parts in the past 3 days
i am stuck between choosing between two or more for the components and does not know whether every component will be compatible with each other
please bear with my newbie-ness
here is my proposed build:
cpu: i5 2500k
gpu: Sapphire 6950 HD Toxic Crossfire / Sapphire 7950 OC edition
mb: Asus P8Z68 V-Pro / Asrock Extreme4 Gen3
ram: G.Skill Ripjaws 2x4gb
hdd: Samsung SpinPoint F3 Desktop Class 1TB / Caviar Black 1TB
psu: Enermax MODU 87+ 800W, quad rail, modular
i'm assuming i'll be needing an internet card and a dvd drive? lol
I appreciate your help
You did pretty good with your list. You might be a little heavy with your PSU (you won't need anywhere near 800 watts). You won't need a NIC card either (it's built into your Mobo). Other than an optical drive and maybe this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
your good to go! Good luck with your build.