Is this a good build? Any help would be great, first time build here. Tags: Build Systems Product Last response: April 21, 2009 1:48 AM in Systems Share xydin April 21, 2009 1:38:54 AM Case: Thermaltake Armor +MX (Already have it sitting in my room, so it can't be changed) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Motherboard: Biostar TA790GX XE http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... OR GIGABYTE GA-MA790GP-UD4H http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (Or any other recommendations you may have) CPU: AMD Phenom 9950 Agena 2.6GHz http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... I don't know if it matters but, the thermal paste I was going to get is this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... RAM: G.SKILL PI Black 4GB (Not sure on this one..) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... HDD: WD Caviar Black (500GB - 1TB, whatever I can afford in the end; maybe another brand as well? Not sure.) PSU: The one I have in mind is an OCZ Fatal1ty (550w Modular for $45 after rebate) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Or should I get the 700 watt version? DVD Drive: Samsung 22x DVD Burner w/ Lightscribe http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Graphics Card Sapphire Radeon HD 4870 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Monitor 23" 1080p Acer http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 64-bit Vista Home Premium as well, or should I go 32 bit? Ok, so main things I wanted checked was the RAM, Mobo, and PSU, and help and tips would be greatly appreciated, thanks! More about : good build great time build irkjab April 21, 2009 1:48:49 AM I would go with the Gigabyte motherboard. In fact, it has a combo deal for $40 off with that processor. I would also replace the stock heatsink on the processor. The Xigmatek HDT-S1283 would do well. The thermal paste you chose will be fine, but most people here recommend Arctic Silver 5 or MX-2. With 4gb of ram, go 64 bit vista I'd go with a 550W corsair PSU, $70 after rebate. It is a very good quality psu, and will be fine unless you plan on doing a crossfire setup. The OCZ 550W psu would probably be good as well, though. The ram you chose is good. This corsair 4gb set would save some money, but the ram you chose has better timings. I would suggest the WD Black 640gb, it has excellent performance. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Another first time build (are we good here ?) Forum First time building desktop, here 's what I got Forum Newbie Here , any advice for first build would be greatly appriciated Forum First Time ,,, Long Time ,,, Here 's our build ! Forum Is this a good build , first time building myself. Forum First build and first time here , advice please Forum First time gaming build help greatly appreciated Forum First Time Computer Build (Gaming). Tips greatly appreciated! Forum First time build look good ? Forum Is my first time build good enough?? Forum My first build ever, here 's what I've picked out ~ $1000 gaming rig. Forum First time building a PC from scratch, here are my proposed components. Forum New Here , First Time Build input/advice Forum First time build ! Please help ! Any criticism welcome :-) Forum [ Help Build ] Good or Bad? Suggestions - First time builder Forum Is this a good first time gaming computer build ? Forum PCI compatibility question Forum Which cpu would you rather have? Forum Last Build before order. Please help with any thoughts. Forum Another new build, please help. Low Budget. Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !