First-timer!

Hey all,

Been browsing the site here for a few days and it seemed extremely helpful so I figured I'd give it a shot for some advice/tips and what not. As the title says I'm about to start building my first computer myself, and as such I'm not 100% of the compatibility between parts, but naturally I don't want to uselessly burn money, I'd rather have it work the first time around :D I've been interested in building a PC from scratch for awhile so I figured I'd give it a shot. Gotta learn some time! :)

Anyways, below I'll post what I'm currently looking at. I looked through all the specs and I *think* everything should be compatible, but like I said being a first-timer I can never be too sure!

My plan is to use it for some lower end-gaming; I'm not horribly competitive online but I'd still like to be to play the games without hitches and on the lowest graphics settings :sarcastic:

Without further ado...

Video
Sapphire Radeon HD 6750
http://www.sapphiretech.com/presentation/product/?cid=1&gid=3&sgid=1073&lid=1&pid=1199&leg=0

CPU
Intel Core i5 2300
http://ark.intel.com/products/52206/Intel-Core-i5-2300-Processor-(6M-Cache-up-to-3_10-GHz)

Motherboard
MSI P67A G45 (B3)
http://www.msi.com/product/mb/P67A-G45--B3-.html

RAM
Kingston Hyper-X 2 x 4Gb, DDR3 1600 KHX1600C9D3K2/8G
http://www.kingston.com/datasheets/KHX1600C9D3K2_8G.pdf

PSU
Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 600W
http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/product.php?category_id=1657&product_id=2895

Case
Inwin Dragon Slayer
http://www.inwin-style.com/pd_info.php?id=8

HDD
This is up the air right now, I won't need anything bigger than a 500Gb for sure, and I could definitely manage with a 320 Gb.


Anyways, I do believe that covers it. As I mentioned it doesn't need to be very high-end, just good enough to satisfy a thirst and get a decent idea of where I could go with it. Suggestions, of course, are welcome! Although if you know of a good place to learn more about putting a PC together, that's just as good :) I'm in this as much to learn as I am to get a computer going.

Thanks to everyone in advance :D
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  1. What is your budget?
    Where are you buying parts from? USA?

    For some more insight on selecting parts and building a pc, this 3 part video series is pretty helpful. Here is a link to the first one:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPIXAtNGGCw
  2. cranked said:
    What is your budget?
    Where are you buying parts from? USA?

    For some more insight on selecting parts and building a pc, this 3 part video series is pretty helpful. Here is a link to the first one:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPIXAtNGGCw


    I'm in Canada, not opposed to paying shipping though if the price of the part is right.

    My budget is flexible, but I figure for what I'm aiming for it might be around the 700-800 ish dollar range. Like I said, I'm flexible, but I'm aiming more for what I want than trying to fit under a tidy little price tag.

    and thanks for the video link, I'll check it out :)
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