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 Post subject: First Time Building a PC And I Need Your Help
PostPosted: Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:41 pm 
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Hi! This is the first time I'm building a PC, and I have basically no knowledge on pc parts at all. I watched a youtube video on parts for a $750 build, and I decided I will be buying them for my new PC. Here are the parts:

Intel Core i5-3470 Processor: - http://goo.gl/vGTMQ
MSI B75MA-P45 Motherboard: http://goo.gl/B0J8g
XFX Radeon HD 7870 Graphics Card: - http://goo.gl/j3P3g
8GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 RAM: http://goo.gl/l2SxW
1TB Western Digital Caviar Black Hard Drive: http://goo.gl/stXpE
NZXT Source 220 Case: http://goo.gl/WdXKl: http://goo.gl/7mQmT
600W Corsair CX500 Power Supply: $http://goo.gl/fnlR9
Wi-Fi Adapter - Asus PCE-N15: http://goo.gl/ilcTi (I added this myself, unsure if it is compatible)

The youtube video I got the parts from : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lh_dGts6TeQ

I have a few questions about building a PC. First off, Is my wifi adapter compatible with my chosen parts? I cannot hook my PC up to the Ethernet so I am going to need something to use wifi with right? Secondly, will I be needing to buy any additional fans for this PC? I know the case should be coming with 2 stock fans, should I be buying additional ones? And I believe the graphics card also comes with a fan, can I use that one? How do I get windows on this PC? I believe you need to use some type of burner, where would I install that in this PC build? Finally, do I need to buy any additional wires to connect parts of the PC, or should they all come with this? My total budget for the PC is around $800. Thanks for your help, and sorry about my lack of knowledge on the subject.


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 Post subject: Re: First Time Building a PC And I Need Your Help
PostPosted: Sat Jul 27, 2013 3:33 pm 
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I'd swap the processor and motherboard for a Core i5-4570 and a MSI H87M-G43. It adds about $30 to the cost, but I feel it'll open your doors some more.

As for your questions...

First off, Is my wifi adapter compatible with my chosen parts?
Yes

Secondly, will I be needing to buy any additional fans for this PC? I know the case should be coming with 2 stock fans, should I be buying additional ones?
No, you shouldn't.

And I believe the graphics card also comes with a fan, can I use that one?
The graphics card fan stays with the card, and it's meant to cool off the card.

How do I get windows on this PC? I believe you need to use some type of burner, where would I install that in this PC build?
You need a DVD drive, it'll add $20-$25 to your build. When the computer turns on and everything checks out, put the Windows DVD in and it should boot off that so you can install Windows.

Finally, do I need to buy any additional wires to connect parts of the PC, or should they all come with this?
It comes with everything you need.


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 Post subject: Re: First Time Building a PC And I Need Your Help
PostPosted: Sat Jul 27, 2013 7:40 pm 
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Welcome to the forums! I hope you enjoy building computers as much as I do.

Nice build - I'm guessing you're mimicking the parts you saw on the video (which is fine); they're all good parts.

Agree with LatiosXT on everything, including the change in CPU and motherboard.

Heat is your computer's number one enemy, hence fans to cool your components. In addition to the 2 on the case, there's the one on the GPU (it's specific to cooling off the GPU so leave it where it is) and there'll be one on the CPU (it's called a heatsink and a basic one comes with the CPU). OH...there's one on the PSU as well (nearly forgot about that one).

Since you have a spot for a side fan on your case - if it were me - I would put one there, too (make sure the fan blows into your computer). This helps provide cool air to the GPU and should provide a little more "pressure" inside the case (which is good because it helps keep dust out, another enemy of your computer).

Hope this helps. Keep us posted on how it goes and post some pictures when you're done.


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