So this will be my first time building a PC. After doing minimal research I've decided to get these parts. Is everything I listed so far compatible? And I'm still unsure on what I'm suppose to look for in terms of power supply and cases, so I'll need help on that. Thanks.
Power Supply: Seasonic SS-560KM Active PFC F3, 560W ATX12V V2.3/EPS 12V V2.91, 80Plus Gold Certified, Modular Power Supply
Notes: Seasonic manufactures their own units and have excellent build quality. This PSU has a gold efficiency rating (above bronze and silver, so you save more in electricity over time) and is fully modular so you won't end up with a huge mess of cables stuffed into your case (you'll thank me when you go to assemble it). When buying power supplies, *never* go cheap (you'll generally be spending $60 and up). You can find units for $10 that are genuine fire hazards. You want good build quality with (if possible) Japanese capacitors and a decent efficiency rating -- you really have to do the research. Antec, Corsair and Seasonic (and others I'm less familiar with, I'm sure) are solid brands, I personally favor Seasonic for various reasons.
Solid State Drive: Intel 510 Series (Elm Crest) SSDSC2MH120A2K5 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Notes: This video shows you why you'd want a SSD (just saying they're remarkably fast doesn't do it justice). Compared to regular hard drives, SSDs are smaller, have no moving parts, more expensive, and have less capacity, but make your computer quick and snappy like no other piece of hardware. I recommend SSDs for all systems $800 and above. If you want more storage than 120GB, you'll also want a regular hard drive.
So in closing, please tell us exactly what you plan to use the computer for, whether you already have essentials like a keyboard mouse and monitor, and what your budget is.
Thank you all for the replies, it's very much appreciated. My budget is around $1000 and I want to use it for gaming. However, I want it so that is can run most, if not all games on high as I don't care much about playing my games on max/ultra. I will also need a mouse, keyboard and monitor. I also realized my dumb mistake with the CPU and motherboard... Thanks again everyone.
If Possible, do you mind telling how I can determine which case and psi is compatible with a build. Also, is a heat sink/fan necessary? I was told I did not have to worry about it as a first time builder and I don't see one listed in your suggested build, so I'm wondering if I can forget about it.
You can basically use any case you like, so long as the components (namely the motherboard, and also the graphics card) can fit inside it comfortably. There are a few standard sizes: ATX (standard/large), Micro-ATX (medium) and Mini-ITX (tiny).
As for the PSU (power supply unit), they're designed to fit the common sizes (ATX, micro-ATX). Smaller cases like mini-itx often come with their own PSU or require you to buy smaller ones. The main thing is making sure your CPU and motherboard are compatible.
As for cpu coolers and fans, they aren't a necessity. The stock cpu cooler that comes with Intel and AMD processors is underwhelming compared to the large block-style ones, but they're satisfactory if you aren't overclocking (speeding up the rate at which your hardware runs, which requires extra cooling). The stock coolers are also much easier to install, so ideal for new builders like yourself.
If your budget is around $1000, we'll need to lower the current cost by at least $130ish in order to include a keyboard, mouse and monitor.
You can find decent keyboard + mouse combos for about $20, but you may prefer a certain feel/button set/design for them.
Choosing a monitor also comes down to preference, I recommend browsing Newegg a bit (under the LCD monitors section)to find a screen size that seems ideal (for example, a 17 inch monitor is probably the smallest you might consider, measured diagonally from the corners of the screen). A basic 17incher can usually be had for around $110 or so. Once you've decided on a monitor, it's easier to budget the rest of your system.
the hard drive you picked out is for ext to the case. you want an internal sata drive. if you have a micro center near they have the ib 3450 that 149.00 it stock speed is only a little slower then the 2500.
case r300 it can take up to a 17 inch long card. http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
i have this case with a asus sabertoth build and a entermax 140mm cooler. the only thig i had to do was remove the rear fan then install the larger sabertooth mb. http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
the vengance ram is a good ram just buy the ones with the short heat spreader..called low profile ram.