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Thinking about building my first computer...

So I am thinking about tackling my first computer build. Being as this is my first build I tried to stick to a budget around $800 dollars (minus peripherals). Just curious if you guys would have any feedback as to my build? Any changes? Thoughts?

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)

Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg)

Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($52.28 @ Amazon)

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.55 @ NCIX US)

Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Amazon)

Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ SuperBiiz)

Power Supply: OCZ 600W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)

Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($24.98 @ Newegg)

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($90.65 @ Amazon)

Total: $862.41
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  1. Also any suggestions or tips from old pros on how to make the install easier? Things you have picked up along the way?
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    Thats a good build. You can follow the building guide on toms or a video like this:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUY0tP5jYIo

    This guy is funny and will walk you through the entire build -
  3. Thanks for the link man, I will have to watch this as I put it together. I just ordered these parts! Excited to get building.
  4. avenseth12 said:
    Thats a good build. You can follow the building guide on toms or a video like this:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUY0tP5jYIo

    This guy is funny and will walk you through the entire build -


    Yes, his videos are very good, he did an updated one this year as well. I also watched the three part series on the newegg website before building mine.

    To the OP - if you think you're excited now, wait till that newegg box arrives, but careful, it's addicting - I'm already itching to build another. :whistle:
  5. ya i built one and then had to build 4 more - it is addictive
  6. Best answer selected by natea58201.
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