I was thinking of attempting to build my own system. However, I am no expert and wanted opinions on if I should do this or not because of cost factor. I have added video cards, memory, hard drives, and sound cards before but never built a whole system. I have also never worked with bios on a new system either (that kind of scares me).
I am wondering how hard will this be, and what bugs I may face. To avoid some bugs I picked some of the same brand hardware to install. I would really appreciate it if I could get some honest opinion on the difficulty level of putting this machine together or if I am missing anything. System will be for both business and gaming.
The items I am planning to use are below:
NZXT Phantom 530 White ATX Full Tower Computer Case Includes 1 x 200mm Front, 1 x 140mm Rear 2 x USB 3.0 Fan Controller
NZXT Sentry-2 5.25" Touch Screen Fan Controller
Western Digital WD VelociRaptor WD5000HHTZ 500GB 10000 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive
ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 AM3+ AMD 990FX + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
ASUS GTX760-DC2OC-2GD5 GeForce GTX 760 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
ASUS Xonar DX 7.1 Channels PCI Express x1 Interface Sound Card
NZXT HALE90 V2 850W 850W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active
CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 Desktop Memory Model CMZ16GX3M2A1866C9
AMD FX-9370 Vishera 4.4GHz Socket AM3+ 220W 8-Core Desktop Processor - Black Edition FD9370FHHKWOF
Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit - OEM
NZXT FX-140LB 140mm Enthusiast 3 Speed Fluid Dynamic Bearing 2000RMP Fan (2 of them)
CORSAIR Hydro Series H110 Extreme Performance Water/Liquid CPU Cooler. 280mm
LG Black 16X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 5X DVD-RAM 12X BD-ROM 4MB Cache SATA Blu-ray
Edited by rab2344, 05 April 2014 - 09:01 AM.