I've decided to challenge myself to building a pc from scratch. I've got no experience, besides a couple of cpu and ram upgrades, and one terrifying bios update that left me considering therapy.
I'm not planning on going gung-ho with a build that would make Tianhe-2 look like a food mixer, nor do I fancy flashing the cash that could otherwise cover a mortgage. Right now, I just want to successfully build something that functions, and allows me to play some rather demanding games without the fps moving so slow that graphics start moving backwards.
My idea of a first build is looking alright on paper, but I'm still concerned that something isn't going to be compatible with something else, or that I'm going to fry something with an overpowered/underpowered thingymajig.
I've listed the parts that I've got my eyes on below, but nothing has been purchased yet.
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 evo 2.0
Processor: AMD FX 6300
Cooler: AMD stock copper 125w
Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 6770 1gb
Memory: 8gb pc-14900 1866mhz DDR3 (2x4gb)
Power: Powercool 750w ATX power supply
Case Fans 92mm rear
OS: Windows 7 Home/Pro x64
Storage: Sata 1tb Hard Drive
Case/Body: Aerocool v3x Black Edition ATX
If there's something that you think may not work, or some kind of major "bottleneck" that'll make it about as effective as a Binatone TV Master, I would really appreciate your input. My main concern is the fans and coolers... My only experience with them is when a cpu heatsink just randomly "fell off" one day, and made me use some really bad words.