First time building a gaming PC !

Greetings, this is my first time building a PC and needless to say I am very intimidated I might screw up some where...anyways here is my setup: https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/MySavedWishDetail.aspx?ID=15273174

I plan to run modern games on medium to high settings and I have no intention of overclocking anything...how is the build? Also while were at it, which website is best in learning how to build a PC for a guy like me? I am completely illiterate when it comes to computers.
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  1. Your wishlist doesn't work - if you fill this out we can better assist you: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advice
  2. Noone but you can see your wishlist. you have to go back to Newegg and change it to a public wishlist.
  3. Yea... Knock your self out... But kinda late now. i3 is good but 6850 is kinda eh now.

    Everything is compatible and your good to go
  4. Ya, i3 and 6850 are kind of old...but I'm not really interested in maxing out current and modern games, if I can run them on medium to high then I'm a happy camper. But for this price (around 750 dollars for the PC minus the peripherals like the monitor etc) this is a good deal right? I have always heard newegg was an amazing place to buy PC parts. Also...do you guys have any recommendations on which website/video I should watch to learn how to build a PC? I am a complete noob :(
  5. Ditto for the above. If possible get an i5 2500k and something like a 7850, but thatl power modern games at a decent clip.

    Iv found the NCIX Tech Tips on Youtube to be really helpful. I knew nothing about PC's when I started my rig, these videos have massively helped me figure stuff out.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIJx6Y3tofg&feature=relmfu

    That video is a full system build, it goes for a while but I suggest watching it and the cable management video (hell, watch everything. All of it is gold)
  6. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.926311 $187.98 save: $17.00
    Intel Core i3-2120 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I32120
    Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

    or...

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.915690 $182.98 save: $12.00
    Intel Core i3-2120 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I32120
    ASUS P8H61-M LX PLUS (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0348766 $59.99 + .99 shipping
    Antec High Current Gamer Series 520W ATX Power Supply | 80 PLUS Bronze and Active PFC

    http://www.amazon.com/SAPPHIRE-Radeon-6870-GDDR5-Graphics/dp/B005C8RTTU $169.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    SAPPHIRE AMD Radeon HD 6870 1GB GDDR5 PCIE Graphics Card

    or...

    http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-Superclocked-Mini-HDMI-Graphics-01G-P3-1463-KR/dp/B0050I1PGU/ref=pd_cp_e_1 $169.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Superclocked 1024 MB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 2DVI/Mini-HDMI SLI Ready Graphics Card, 01G-P3-1463-KR

    http://www.amazon.com/VS228H-P-21-5-Inch-Full-HD-Integrated-Speakers/dp/B005BZNDOO/ref=sr_1_17?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1337842578&sr=1-17 $129.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    ASUS VS228H-P 21.5-Inch Full-HD LED Monitor with Integrated Speakers
  7. Rockdpm said:
    Yea... Knock your self out... But kinda late now. i3 is good but 6850 is kinda eh now.

    Everything is compatible and your good to go


    The 6850 is still better than a lot of the competition including the 7750 and 7770. Although that build is good I would ditch the motherboard - mATX is never a good way to go on a full desktop system as you forfeit a lot of expansion options. This would be a better motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813121601
  8. Not everyone wants expansion options for their systems.
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