Is this a good first build? Want to know before I purchase


Jul 28, 2011
I'm about to purchase all the parts for my first build that I put together my self on Newegg. Of course before I do any buying, I'm going to consult the experts here. I had a $1000 budget to build the PC + all accessories including monitor, keyboard, mouse, etc. Like I said before, this is my first build and I'm uneducated in this field. So let me know if any of these parts are incompatible with each other, or feel free to fix any bad parts.

Computer case
Hard drive
Video card

DVD drive (This is what i'll need to boot up my OS, right?
Mouse pad


I don't plan on doing any hardcore gaming on it, so that's why it's a pretty cheap build. So, did I do a good job, or is it a bad set up?

Also, is there anything else that it requires to complete the build, or did I get everything? $254.98 save: $15.00 FREE SHIPPING
Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, option Fans-2x Side 120mm Fan
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K $79.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Gigabyte Z68A-D3-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard GA-Z68A-D3-B3 $58.99 FREE SHIPPING 10% off with promo code Julsv10, ends 7/31
Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-520 520W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply $34.99 FREE SHIPPING
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBXL $19.99 Free Standard Shipping (3-5 days)
Sony 24X SATA Internal DVD+/-RW Drive AD-7260S-0B - Bulk (Black) $59.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Samsung Desktop Class Spinpoint F3 1 TB SATA 3.0 Gb-s 32 MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare-OEM Drives, HD103SJ $179.99 - $159.99 after mail-in rebate card FREE SHIPPING
Palit NE5X5600HD02F GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card $94.99 FREE SHIPPING
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM $149.99 - $159.99 after mail-in rebate card FREE SHIPPING
Asus ML228H 21.5" 1920X1080 2ms Full HD LED BackLight LED Monitor Slim Design 250 cd/m2 10,000,000 :1 (ASCR)

Total: $933.90 *not including mail in rebates and promo codes

or this card.... $179.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 1 GB DDR5 DL-DVI-I/SL-DVI-D/HDMI/Dual Mini DP PCI-Express Graphics Card 100314-2SR