Hello, thanks to the help of you guys and also reading lots of old posts and such, I'm almost ready to start putting together my first computer. I just have to wait for a few more parts to get here and then find the time.... LOL I have experience installing new hardware here and there and also re installing windows, but have never completly built a computer......
I'm just wondering if there are any small things I'm overlooking that I might need, such as cables, screws, etc, etc ,etc. And I'm also looking for any hints or tips for a first timmer
Also I'm wondering if the heat sink compound that came on my AMD cooler is good enough, or should I buy a little tube of that silver stuff from newegg??? I might mess with overclocking a bit, but nothing major, but I figured if I can get the processor to run cooler it may be worth it???
I'm also planning on adding a 2nd DVD drive later on, a nice graphics card when I get the money, and maybe another 8gb of ram eventually.
Here is what I'll have for my build:
OS- Windows 7 pro 64gb
Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - Operating Systems
Mobo- ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3
Newegg.com - ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 AM3 AMD 890GX HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
Processor- AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition
Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX
Ram- CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3
Newegg.com - CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Desktop Memory Model CMX8GX3M2A1333C9
Power Supply- CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-650HX 650W
Newegg.com - CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-650HX 650W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
Hard drive- Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Case- Rosewill Blackbone
Newegg.com - Rosewill Blackbone Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
DVD-R - ASUS Black 24X DVD+R
Newegg.com - ASUS Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - CD / DVD Burners
Then I decided to get a new LED LCD ASUS 23.6" monitor and hold off on getting a graphics card for now.
Newegg.com - ASUS VE247H Black 23.6" 2ms Full HD HDMI LED BackLight LCD Monitor w/Speakers 300 cd/m2 10,000,000:1 (ASCR)
I already have a HDMI cable, keyboard, mouse, nice surge protector.
Thanks for the help guys!