I'm thinking of building my own PC and I was wondering if all the parts will fit nicely and work well with each other. I was just wondering so I don't go out and buy the parts to come home and the mobo doesnt fit in the case or there isn't enough watts in the power supply to run the hardware. The build I'm thinking about making is...
CPU: AMD Phenom II 955 Black Edition: $188
MOBO: ASUS M4A785TD: $109
RAM: 4G Kit DDR3 1333 G.Skill-NT: $125
GPU: ASUS 896M GTX 260: $225
HDD: WD SATA 1TB: $95
OPTICAL DRIVE: SATA Sony: $35
CASE: Antec Sonata III: $167
PSU: Comes with case
You got anice configuration there.
My comment :
1. Why do you want GTX260? This will belong in the museum very soon. Get something newer like HD5770 or better
2. Antec Sonata III is nice but might be a little too tight, you might want something a little bigger like Antec 300, 900 or Coolermaster CM690. Thight room might have bad air circulation.
There is a common standard in mobo size. You don't have to worry about having your mobo not fit into the case.
What probably won't fit is the new VGA cards for example HD5870.
3. The PSU from Sonata III is enough for your current configuration, but if you decided to buy HD5850 either single or X-fired. You might want also to get a bigger PSU rating.
nice build branthacis i made a build similar for one hundred less but you listed more quality parts. What i dont get is how you (F1) could make such a crap ass build for 948. I could make a crapass build for that much but include an i5 or i7. Your build was just ***!!
Antec 900 is good but perhaps you like also Antec 300 or Coolermaster CM690, which are cheaper.
You can also consider Coolermaster Elite 330 or other 3xx series which are about 50% cheaper than CM690 (at least here where I live).
Can you still afford the PSU from Corsair or Antec?
If you want only to use 1 GPU, you can reduce the PSU to 500W-550W and get a cheaper casing and add the money to HDD. Samsung F3 1TB or Seagate 7200.12 1TB is a better choice.