Looking to build my first computer

Discussion in 'Build Your Own PC' started by xryanx123, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. xryanx123


    Feb 9, 2012
    First I'm not 100% sure on the compatibility of the items I have chosen.

    Case- Rosewill THOR V2 Gaming ATX Full Tower Computer Case, support up to E-ATX / XL-ATX, come with Four Fans - 1 x Front Red LED 230mm Fan, 1 x Top 230mm Fan, 1 x Side 230mm Fan, 1 x Rear 140mm Fan
    MB- GIGABYTE GA-970A-D3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
    Processor- Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500K
    HD- Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    Memory- G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL
    OS- Windows 7 Home Premium
    CD/dvd- Newegg.com - ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - CD / DVD Burners

    I am looking for a long lasting, quality gaming system that can play most any game at a decent setting, as well as hold it's own for awhile before needing serious upgrading.

    My serious problem right now is $$, if you can spot any easy ways to trim money off this build for comparable results I am more than open to suggestions.
    Thanks for your time and help on the matter as I would consider myself an amateur in the building-your-own-pc matter.​
  2. glc

    glc Forum Administrator Staff Member

    May 26, 2000
    Joplin MO
    You can't put an Intel processor in an AMD motherboard.

    You need a power supply.

    Avoid G.skill ram.

    You need a video card if you are going to game.
  3. Staren


    Dec 11, 2003
    Boston, MA
    If you could post an actual budget, we would be better able to help you balance a good system