First ever computer build. Advice would be highly appreciated

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Joined: 07/14/2011
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So. After several problems with my current rig related to power, BIOS and RAM. the big three.

So considering this will be my first ever build I kinda feel like the guy searching for the needle in an haystack.
What should I consider? What haven't I considered? and such.

Lets get on to the rig I am thinking of building (not an entire computer, already have a graphics card I think would do fine.)

Case: Cooler Master CM 690 II Advanced (Black)

I chose this for several reasons. Amongst those are the dust filter in the front, fan location on the side and the mesh on top ensuring heat will escape. And Rodney reviewed it.

Motherboard: Asus P8Z68-V Pro
ATX, DDR3 (my old rig is DDR2), and USB 3

Processor: Intel Core i5 2500K 3,3GHz Socket 1155
Planning on using stock fan. Quad Core, 64 Bit.

PSU: Chieftec Super Series CFT-650-14CS 650W
650W, modular

RAM: Corsair XMS3 DHX TwinX DDR3 PC10666/1333MHz CL9 2x2GB (TW3X4G1333C9DHX)
most information needed is in the title.

DVD: Samsung SH-S223C

And when it comes to any extra fans I think I came to the conclusion that I should be going for positive pressure so that air inside the case will escape through all the little holes and thus keep a lot of dust from entering.

So i was planning on removing the included fan in front and replace it with one i know the power of. As well as two more fans on the left side. These are the three fans:

Antec TwoCool 140mm 33,6 - 58,9 CFM 800 - 1 200 RPM
Scythe Slip Stream 120mm 1200rpm 24 - 68,54 CFM 1 200 RPM
Scythe Slip Stream 120mm 1900rpm 110,31 CFM 1 900 RPM

In my mind this rig should preform very well, but since it is my first I cannot be sure.

Therefore any response or advice you have will help in ensuring this will be a good enough rig for me. I am not after and all powerful gaming machine, but rather one that shouldn't have any trouble maxing out stuff

EDIT: New PSU. from 750W non modular to 650W and modular

aznwarrior's picture
Joined: 08/12/2011
Posts: 55

You only need a 500W psu. Other than that it's fine. If you want to save some money then pick an AMD processor. And what graphics card do you have.(just curious)Hope this helps.