So I've been tossing back and forth for the past week just buying a computer or building one. I finally aligned costs and realize that by building one that I want I only spend $979.07 as opposed to $1500.
I'm just a little scared to press the buy button without checking to see if these parts really seem like they are compatible and good. I did my best to make sure all the socket types lined up (Heatsink+CPU+Motherboard) and that the pins were correct in my DDR3.
I just would love confirmation and suggestions! I was planning on going ahead with this building tomorrow or Sunday if no one dissented.
Thanks so much!
XCLIO A380BK Fully Black SECC 1.0mm thickness ATX Full Tower Computer Case
Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor
ZALMAN CNPS9900LED 120mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler
EVGA 121-BL-E756-TR LGA 1366 Intel X58 Micro ATX SLI Micro Intel Motherboard
G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666)
COOLER MASTER Silent Pro 600 RS-600-AMBA-D3 600W ATX12V V2.3 SLI Certified
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5"
(I might change this. I really feel like 500gb would be more than enough since I've had a computer for 4 years that is only 250gb and I've never gotten close to filling it...)
I already have a Nvidia GeForce 9600GTX in my current that I'm going to keep and I might upgrade it later... and then I'm also going to use the current CD/DVD drives in my computer instead of buying new ones. I'll probably get a Blue-Ray later, but I'm going to wait for a price drop.
I have Thermal Paste ready for installation of the HeatSink and I think that's ... all I need?
I've read a lot of guides, so I feel like I'm ready, just still a little unsure, heh. I've never built a computer before so I'm terrified ... xD
So any recommendations on what might be cheaper but still a good value or.. any of that would be mega-helpful.
I do want the Mobo and Processor though. They are my dream babies <3!