Building my first pc

Discussion in 'Build Your Own PC' started by kenC, Nov 21, 2011.

  1. kenC

    kenC

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    Hi, basically the title saids it all.
    I'm building my first pc and still kind of new to the hardware of a pc so I'm pretty unsure of some stuff. Here's what I have so far:

    ASUS P8Z68-V LE LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

    CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Profile Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9

    ASUS ENGTS450 DC OC/DI/1GD5 GeForce GTS 450 (Fermi) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

    Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

    Intel Core i3-2120 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I32120

    NZXT M59 - 001BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

    hec ZEPHYR ZEPHY580MX 580W Continuous @ 40°C ATX12V V2.3 / SSI EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Certified Active PFC Power ...

    Then I also wanted to add 2 more 120mm fans to the case so I chose these, APEVIA CF12SL-UBL 120mm Blue LED Case Fan. Noob question, but on the mobo can I plug these two into the chan 4pins? Also I'm pretty unsure about the graphics card. I want to stick to the i3 since I'm not ready to buy a i5 or i7 yet. Btw these are all from newegg and it comes to around $745

    Anyway does anyone have any recommendations? I'm on a pretty tight budget of around 800 dollars. Thank You :D.
     
  2. David M

    David M Techphile.

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    Welcome aboard Ken!

    Which country are you in? Which applications do you plan on running?
     
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    Can't say that I like that Sie-geht hard drive, but with the drives situation right now I don't think we can be picky. If you can get a WD Black, that's better; if not, then that Barracuda will do.
     
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  5. kenC

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    Hey guys thanks for replying,

    @David, I'm in the US and I'm pretty much going to be playing around with OS like linux windows etc.

    @ Nuclear, Yea I heard about the whole hdd situation and wasn't exactly sure which ones to pick but i want a pretty cheap one because like I stated I'm messing around with OS and I might just write and reimage the drive a lot.

    @glc, I'll take a look at those, thanks so much. I was thinking maybe add on the fan if the heat goes up but I guess I'll just have to try it first. Though, can you fill me in on how to tell which graphic cards are better and the psu, other than those I pretty much know about the other components. I just never grasp the info on the graphic cards :D think it might have been the class or chapter I slept on lol.

    Anyway thanks alot guys
     
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