APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: very soon, one or two days at most
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, programming
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: mouse, monitor, keyboard, os
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: amazon
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Probably not
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 5770
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-790XTA-UD4
PSU: Antec TruePower TP-750 750W
HardDrive: WD Caviar SE16 Hard Drive
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7240S-0B Black
Case: Antec Three Hundred Gaming Case Midsize Tower
CPU Fan: Cooler Master RR-B10-212P-G1
RAM: CORSAIR XMS3 DHX 4GB (2 x 2GB) PC3-10666 1333MHz 240-pin
Artic Silver thermal paste
I am building a gaming computer. I have selected all of my parts and I would really appreciate opinions on whether all of these parts would work together properly or are the best parts I can choose for around the same prices. Seriously, if you could take the time to help me make sure these parts would work together and that I have all the parts I need I would be very indebted to you. I am pretty certain I have all the parts I need to make a working computer, but I am new to this so I am not entirely sure.
A few of my questions and concerns are:
I was not entirely sure which type of RAM to get, DIMM, SODIMM, SIMM, RIMM but it seems DIMM is what most motherboards use. How can I be sure that the power supply has the correct connectors for all of my different components? Do cables come with the components or do I have to purchase those separately? The power supply I chose says it is SLI certified, that doesn't affect that it will be able to power a single ATI card properly right? Should I get an audio card, if so how do I know my motherboard and power supply will be able to support it and what slot type should I get?
Thank you so much if you respond, I know I am not asking a simple task of you.
There is definitely no need for a sound card unless you explicitly work with audio editing, etc. Definitely not needed for gaming.
Usually components come with the cables needed, as long as you don't choose the OEM versions of them, which ship with just the product. Your PSU will work perfectly fine with your specs, and is actually overkill for a single 5770 GPU. A second 5770 would even be supported under your 750W PSU.
Yes, any AM3 socket processor will work (Phenom II, Athlon II, and Sempron 100 Series). If your main focus is gaming, consider an Athlon II triple-core at 2.9 Ghz. The loss of the L3 cache is not a big deal for gaming, and the triple-core at 2.9 (or higher, if you choose to OC it) will perform just as well as the Phenom II X2.