I am building my own pc for the first time


Mar 15, 2010
hello everyone i am going to try to build my own pc for the first time Ive done some researching but i am still a novice below i have compiled a list of components i plan on purchasing to build my baby lol please if you can take the time to look it over and let me know if ive done this right and if this will work / compatible ( also i plan on installing windows 7)

thank you so much in advance

11-Bay ATX Mid Tower Computer Case w/3 LED Fans - No PSU (Transparent Blue)

MSI H55M-E33 Motherboard - Intel H55, LGA 1156, Dual DDR3 Support, ATX, SATA, HDMI, DVI, VGA, USB 2.0

Intel Core i5 750 BX80605I5750 Processor - 2.66GHz, LGA 1156, 8MB L3 Cache, Quad-Core, Lynnfield, Retail

Sabrent CRW-FLP2 Floppy Drive w/USB 2.0 Internal Card Reader & Writer (SDHC & Vista ready)

Lite-On IHAS424-98 Internal DVD Writer - DVD R 24X, DVD-R 24X, DVD RW 8X, DVD-RW 6X, Lightscribe

Kingston HyperX 4GB DDR3 1333MHz Memory - Non-ECC, CL7, Unbuffered DIMM, 240-pin

HIS H567Q512 Radeon HD 5670 Video Card - 512MB DDR5, PCI-Express 2.0, CrossFireX, DVI, VGA, HDMI

Thermaltake TR2-R1 / AMD Socket AM2/939/754 / Aluminum / 92mm Fan / CPU Cooler

OCZ OCZTFRZTC Freeze Thermal Extreme Conductivity Compound

Hitachi Deskstar HD32000 IDK/7K Internal Hard Drive - 2TB, 7200RPM, 32MB, SATA-3G

Creative Labs 70SB104000000 Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio Sound Card - PCIe

that about does it for my list

once again thank you for any feedback or advice
Wrong section for this you shoulda posted this in the Homebuilt section.

Everything looks good except the video card to me the 5670 is a weak card. If you plan on gaming with this rig do yourself a favor and atleast get a 5830. Everything else looks good.


Apr 20, 2007
For the most part it looks fine. Couple of comments though:

There's little point in going for a H55 chipset motherboard if you're using the i5 750 CPU - that processor doesn't have the built-in graphics core which the H55 chipset is designed to use. Nothing bad will happen though, so if the H55 motherboards are cheaper then P55 boards then go for it.

Your Thermaltake CPU cooler won't fit Intel boards as it's for AMD sockets. You need a CPU cooler that will fit socket 1156.

Your graphics card is a little puny to be honest - consider a 5770 if you can stretch a few extra bucks.

You've not mentioned a power supply. DO NOT BE A CHEAPSKATE ON PSUs can't stress that point enough. If you can't afford a good PSU then drop the spec on something else. For the system you're speccing here I'd recommend a good 550W PSU from Corsair, but look at a 650W as that will give you a bit of breathing space to upgrade the system in the future, like adding another graphics card for Crossfire.