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So I embarked on quite the journey today. Thats right I built my first PC... Thought I'd share it with you wonderful people and get your perspective. Now I should clarify, all Iv'e done so far is order everything on newegg, it has yet to arrive. Although I am fairly confident that I'll be able to assemble everything correctly as the past two years I've done plenty of research and tinkered with several scrap'd PC's. Just salavaging what I can from them and consolidationg the parts into an atleast working machine... haha But this is my first starting from scratch and more than half decent build! So basically I've been wanting something that could play all those fantastic looking games for quite some time now... But all Ive had is a joke of a Dell laptop with no gpu and a piss poor apu, so it seemed like it was never gonna happen. But I've had a dream build in mind for some time and today it became a reality! I set out on this project having in mind something that could handle games like: -ArmA 3 -Metro: Last Light -ArmA 2: DayZ Mod -Fallout NV: (Heavy GFX Mod's) -AoE II HD (w/ pesky cpu lag) -MW2 Multiplayer -MoH Multiplayer -Chivalry: Midieval Warfare -Skyrim (Some GFX Mod;s) -Diablo 3 -Etc... All at high-ish to ultra graphics at reasonable framerate, (possibly while twitch streaming) and I think I accomplished just that. If anything jumps out at you as majorily incompatible let me know! I did a decent amount of research and truly believe its going to startup that first time, just fine... BUT honestly compared to the veterans here at OCC I probly know next to nothing. So here's the build: 1. - I started with a decent highly rated Asus AM3+ mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131873 2. - Decided to go 8 core with the CPU, just for shits/giggles and AoE II HD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113285 3. - Then a friend reccomended this sexy beast of a GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130932 4. - After that I went crazy with the RaM... 24gb DDR3 1600 crazy: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314 and http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231568 5. - And I'll Raid 0 two of these: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147247 (For 240GB of fast booting and short loading screens...) 6. - I then decided on an Asus 7.1channel Sound Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829132006 (To go well with the SteelSeries 9H headset i also orded...) ...Figured I'd go standard with seven and eight... 7. - Asus 802,11b/g/n Wireless adapter: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833320143R 8. - Asus 24x DVD Burner: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204 9. - Then I'd house all this glory in a Cougar Volant Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811553006 10. - And power it with a 600W EVGA PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817438014R ...So how did I do? First I know 240gb of SSD isnt alot but I have plenty of external storage AND a 1tb I can pull out of a junker if I ever really need the storage. Also I purchased a dual 2.5" SSD to 3.5" mounting kit cause case only mounts a single SSD without it. Anyways I want your advice/opnions/etc... I do plan on upgrading case fans, cpu heatsink, and anything else I may need to, in just a few short months. So what I need to know is... - Will it boot? - Do you see any major bottlenecks? - Anything I should STRONGLY consider upgrading/replacing when the time comes? - Hell, anything I should return/replace immediately? Thank you for reading this, I can't wait for your input! Sorry if I rambled at all. I havent slept in 36 or so hours haha. Goodnight all and thanks. - H37 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I also got these goodies to add to a great gaming experience... - Func KB-460 Wired Gaming Keyboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823848001 - SteelSeries Sensei RAW: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826249093 - Wired Xbox 360 Controller: (I use to be a fanboy/still love that controller feel) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16874103205 - SteelSeries "9H" 7.1ch Headset: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826249115