However, I have never tried building a computer before, and I have no idea how to shop for certain parts (mobo, cases, cooling systems, etc.) Any improvements and recommendations are welcome.
Here's what I have so far for parts (keep in mind that I am Canadian, so prices are different here.):
Zotac GeForce GTX 460 Fermi 675MHZ 768MB GDDR5 Dual DVI Mini-HDMI PCI-E DX11 Video Card
Mushkin Enhanced Silverline Stiletto 8GB 2X4GB PC3-10666 DDR3-1333 9-9-9-24 Dual Channel Memory Kit
Western Digital WD20EARS Caviar Green 2TB SATA2 3Gbps 64MB Cache 3.5IN Hard Drive OEM
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Quad Core Processor 3.2GHZ AM3 8MB Cache 125W Retail Box
MSI P67A-G43 (B3) P67 ATX LGA1155 DDR3 2PCI-E16 3PCI-E 2PCI CrossFireX SATA3 USB3 Motherboard
OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W ATX 20/24PIN SLI Ready Modular Cables 135mm Fan 80PLUS Power Supply
Corsair Cooling Air Series A50 Performance CPU Cooler LGA775 LGA1155 LGA1156 LGA1366 AM2 AM3
Antec Three Hundred Mini Tower Gaming Case 300 ATX 3X5.25 6X3.5INT No PS Front USB & Audio
LG GH24LS70 24X SATA Lightscribe Internal DVD Writer Burner DVDRW Optical Drive Black OEM
First of all, I'm not completely sure if the parts are all compatible with each other (I hope they are) and if I am buying the best products on the market. I think I have every part I need, but there's a slight chance I might be missing something. This rig comes out to $580.39 CAD + HST, which is pretty good in my book. I'm a little tight on budget, but I'd be willing to shell out up to 700 bucks for a rig that will last me a long time.
Sorry for being a beginner, thanks in advance!
Edited by eLuong, 20 August 2011 - 09:43 PM.