thank you for correcting me. i am trying to build my first computer. i hope it goes well.
so far ive decided to give it 12gb of ram. 120gb of hard drive space. amd phenom 1100t black edition. two radeon hd 4870 X2 graphics cards.
Please post a topic in the new build forums and use the new build form at the top of the forum. You'll get lots of great input that way.
Most people have no need of 12GB of ram. Also that would most likely kick it out of dual channel mode which is not good. 8GB is plenty, 16GB is the typical next step up.
120GB harddrive is probably not enough, games are getting big. unless you mean 120GB SSD plus a harddrive.
As much as it pains me to say it AMD is not the way to go for gaming. Intel is unfortunately kicking their butt. this is from a guy who has ALWAYS gone AMD. and I love my current system.
The 4870x2 is a bad choice. no direct x11, a power hog, lots of heat and not sure on price. crossfire does better than dual GPU cards.
Not ripping on your choices we all learn as we go and its your first build. A post in the new build forum will get you some good ideas about what you need to meet your goals in your budget. you can look for part reviews on toms