Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

First Computer Build. Any Comments/Recommendations?

Last response: in Systems
November 11, 2009 3:43:44 AM

I've never built a computer before
Is there any way to make sure the set-up would even work?
I want a:
MSI790FX-GD70 Mobo
AMD Phenom II x4 955 CPU [with a V1 AX Thermaltake cooler]
Sapphire Radeon HD 5750 GPU
Antec 9 Hundred Mid-Tower Case
Kingwin Mach 1 1000w PSU
4GB (2x2GB) Corsair DDR3 1333Mhz RAM
Plextor Super Multi Writer(SATA)
750GB WD [32mb cache]SATA Hard Drive
and some multi media reader
i want to run windows 7 home premium too.
will everything connect physically? i'm not completely sure how to pick a GPU or PSU. any recommendations or comments would be appreciated
November 11, 2009 3:57:18 AM

PSU: get a higher quality, lower capacity PSU. For a single video card, a 550 watt Corsair would do nicely. I'd get a 650 watt Corsair or Antec. (I recommend what I use.) But I prefer to operate my PSU's at 50% - 60% of capacity.

HD: Get a WD 640 Black (two 320 GB platters) or a WD 1 TB Black (three 320 GB + platters) instead of a 750 GB drive (three 250 GB platters). Faster.

Case: You will need a case speaker. Antec 900's do not come with one.

And while you are waiting for your parts to arrive, take a look at this thread:
Our standard checklist and troubleshooting thread:

It may help you to avoid some common mistakes.
November 11, 2009 4:33:31 AM

^+1 Nicely stated...

As for the GPU, get the HD 5770 rather than the 5750. And +1 for Corsair 650TX if you want to crossfire 57xx.