Hey there. I'm attempting my first build for use on audio engineering and video editing. It may become fairly obvious that I'm not really sure what I am doing. I've read a lot of review online and am at the final stage of getting the go ahead from some people who actually know what they're talking about. Here is my parts list:
cpu: Intel Core i5-3570K Quad-Core Processor 3.4 GHz 4 Core LGA 1155 - BX80637I53570K
motherboard: AS Rock LGA1155 Intel Z77 CrossFireX SATA3 USB3.0 A GbE ATX Z77 PRO4
HDD WD Blue 1 TB Desktop Hard Drive: 3.5 Inch, 7200 RPM, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64 MB Cache - WD10EZEX
SSD: SanDisk Ultra Plus SSD 128 GB SATA 6.0 Gbps 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive SDSSDHP-128G-G25
power supply: Corsair Builder Series CX 600 Watt ATX/EPS 80 PLUS (CX600)
This is everything excluding the case. I believe all of this is compatible and will make for a speedy reliable PC. Am I correct? Please use layman's terms if possible, like I said, this is all very new language for me.
Also, although not necessary, you might think about getting an aftermarket cooler for your CPU, stock ones suck. And if you're going to be doing a lot of audio and want better quality, would recommend a discrete sound card (this one's a bit pricey, but you get the idea: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)