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First time building a computer

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April 27, 2012 7:50:38 PM

Hello there, I am in need of a new computer system and decided that at the ripe age of 20, it is time to learn how to put one together myself. I spent the past couple of days reviewing forums and sites on what I need, what it compatible with what, and so on and so forth. I have compiled a pretty basic list of components and was wondering if someone much more experienced than I am, could look them over and tell me if this system would be good or bad, and if everything would work together.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

- Case <COOLER MASTER RC-692-KKN2 CM690 II Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case>

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

- HDD <SAMSUNG 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive>

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

- Graphics Card <GIGABYTE Radeon HD 6850 1GB>

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

- Processor <ntel Core i5-2500 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost)>

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

- Motherboard <BIOSTAR TZ77B LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard>

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

- Power Supply <OCZ ZT Series 650W Fully-Modular 80PLUS Bronze High Performance Power Supply>

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- Memory <G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory>

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

- Disc Drive <LITE-ON Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM Drive - OEM>

The grand total of the build comes out to $837.68 plus various rebates. I am on a somewhat tight budget so I would like to know if everything will mesh together before I drop $800 on this learning experience.

Thanks for taking the time to review and help me with my learning endeavors.

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April 27, 2012 8:03:21 PM

Edit: I am not looking for a super high end BF3 on ultra max high settings. I play league of legends, and will be playing Tera when it comes out on the 1st and would like a system that can play both of those with next to no lag.
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April 27, 2012 9:00:05 PM

It looks fine. Power supply is a bit overkill, but not too bad. You can get a slightly smaller PSU and save yourself a few dollars, but I'm just being nitpicky.
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