Advice on first build

nickt3000

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Hi,

I'm looking for some advice on a gaming desktop I'm wanting to build. I know very little about building, most of which I do know comes from skimming over guides and youtube videos. As I understand it, most issues arise because of incompatibility and improper placement of parts, however I have read that the actual building process is not too complex and that the parts offer instructions for instillation- correct me if I'm wrong. I've put together what seems to me to be a decent gaming rig for about 1000. Let me know what you think of it, if you have any ideas for improvement, or if I should scrap the outline completely. Thanks.


Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit

Antec EarthWatts EA-650 GREEN 650W Power Supply

Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming Computer Case

Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor

Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" SATA 6.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

ASUS PCE-N15 PCI Express 300/300Mbps Transfer/Receive Rate Wireless Adapter

Rosewill 10" SATA III Black Flat Cable w/ Locking Latch Supports 6 Gbps, 3 Gbps, and 1.5 Gbps

SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6870 100314-3L Video Card

GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD3 ATX Intel Motherboard

BYTECC 6 ft. 18AWG Power Cord w/ 3 Conductor PC Power Connector – Black

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory

Grand Total: $908.95 (With shipping/taxes came to $1064)


All items were found on newegg.ca, many of which were included in a bundle. I picked the network adapter out with no real knowledge, but it has to be capable of moving through one floor. I'm hoping to use the desktop to play modern FPS/RPG's.

Again, constructive criticism is more than welcome- you won't offend me :). Thanks in advance.
 

nickt3000

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I don't have one yet. I was advised to buy one in-store (FutureShop, the Canadian Best Buy, is across the street) in case there were any dead pixels. I'm definitely open to suggestion.