First Time Build, Help Please!

Hey all,

I've kind of reviewed my original components, thanks to some advice from you all, and switched some things around. My most important factor is production v cost. I feel like this build is a lot more solid than my original but if anyone has any insight, I'd love to hear it. If there are any glaring problems, also please point those out. I won't buy until I hear some sort of feedback from the excellent TH community! Thanks so much!

CPU: i5 2400 [...] 6819115074

Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68 V/GEN3 [...] 6813131792

RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) [...] 6820231428

Video: ASUS ENGTX550 TI DC TOP/DI/1GD5 GeForce GTX 550 Ti [...] 6814121434

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 500GB SATA 6GB/s [...] 6822148767

Case: Cooler Master HAF-912 [...] 6811119233

PSU: Rosewill Green RG630-S12 630W [...] 6817182200

CDD: Samsung 22x DVD Burner [...] 6827151244

Again, any feedback would be AWESOME!! PLEASE HELP!!!
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  1. Will you be overclocking CPu? what will you use this sytem for?
  2. Not interested in overclocking, the 2400 won't from what I understand. Primary use will be for moderate gaming as well as video editing. Thoughts?
  3. Well in that case that build looks great. Keep in mind you won't be playing on Ultra graphics with that 550ti, however that shouldnt be a problem.
    your build is ready to go
  4. Thanks constep! Yea, ultra settings aren't the most important thing, just as long as I can enjoy fairly recent games on High or so. I'm coming from an old Dell Dimension 4600 that I've tried to make better for so long, but it's time to let that one go! Thanks for the feedback!
  5. no prob
  6. I'd recommend a better than Rosewill power supply.

    Because this is your first build, look at the following threads while you are waiting for your parts.
    Build it yourself:

    And although this primarily a troubleshooting thread, the first part contains a checklist that will catch most noob mistakes:
  7. I recommend going to an i3 and upping the graphics card to a 560ti if you can.
  8. Thanks so much for the help jsc and salamaka! Yea, I've been looking at alternative PSU's...I hear the 650W CoolerMaster and XFX units are pretty reliable. I've also been recommended to upgrade the video card to an hd 6850. All prices are fairly comparable to those listed here...thoughts?
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