Looking for Help/Advice.

Hey guys, im looking at making my first build sometime in the future(i guess you can say im still a newb, so im not sure if everything is compatible). So im just looking to get some help/advice to see what things i can change.

Preffered Websites : Newegg and Tigerdirect

Budget: $1000-1150(I live in new jersey, so i get charged tax from newegg)

Parts Not Needed: speakers,mouse,keyboard,monitor

Overclocking: No

Uses: Gaming,Internet,Just everyday use

(Im looking at an AMD build just because i want to keep my budget and the only intel CPU i would like would be an i7 920)

This is what i have right now:

CPU:AMD Phenom II X4 940 Deneb 3.0GHz Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Black Edition Processor Model HDZ940XCGIBOX - Retail

(the bundle includes Vista 64bit)

Motherboard:GIGABYTE GA-MA790GP-UD4H AM2+/AM2 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

RAM: 2 OCZ Fatal1ty Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

Case:Thermaltake Armor+MX VH8000BWS Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

(i really want this case, so unless there's a big problem i would really like to keep the case)

Video Card:ASUS EAH4890/HTDI/1GD5 Radeon HD 4890 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 Video Card - Retail

(this would be one of the items im not 100% sure if its compatible with everything, if not 4870??)

Harddrive:Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive - OEM

(if needed i could probably cut down on my harddrive cause i dont need too much space)

Power Supply:SIGMA MONSTER SP850C 850W Continuous @ 40°C ATX12V 2.2V / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Retail


(i dont really need a high-end DVD Drive)

Total:around $1105 (without taxes or shipping)

Once again i'm not going to be overclocking so do i really need a cpu cooler? i should be fine with the stock cooler right?

Im not a really big gamer, so i dont need an intense gaming computer.

Also sorry for any spelling mistakes i might have had :).

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  1. The build looks pretty good overall. The RAM could be improved, though. CAS 7 is pretty slow. You'll want to look for a quality CAS 5 kit.

    G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231166 $54.99

    I would just go with the Corsair 550 VX or 650TX since you said you don't really play games (I doubt you're going to be adding another GPU for crossfire).

    CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W ATX12V V2.2 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139004&Tpk=550vx $94.99 - $20 MIR

    CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005&Tpk=650tx $109.99 - $20 MIR

    The DVD drive you picked doesn't even burn DVDs. A quality drive is only a few bucks more.

    LG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA Model GH22NS30 - OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136152 $24.99

    No, you don't need a CPU cooler if you're not overclocking.
  2. thanks, i changed the dvd drive, and im looking into the power supplies
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