Could someone please review my parts list for my first build?

Hi I'm attempting my first ever build and I was wondering if someone could review this just to make sure that I haven't overlooked anything like incompatible parts or anything of that sort. Thanks a lot! I tried to redo it from jbakerlent's link. The PSU is a combo with the gfx card which is the reason why I picked it.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Maybe by 5/10 because that's when the deal on the HD is over

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Mostly gaming but probably some video editing and encoding


CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor Model
Mobo: ASRock 890FX DELUXE3 AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
RAM: G.SKILL PIS Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2300 (PC3 18400) Desktop Memory Model F3-18400CL8D-4GBPIS
GPU: Galaxy 70XKH3HS8GUX GeForce GTX 470 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
PSU: Thermaltake TR2 TRX-750M 750W ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.91 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3EG HD203WI 2TB 5400 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
ODD: LITE-ON 24X DVD Writer Black SATA Model iHAS424-98 LightScribe Support
Case: Silverstone Fortress 2
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14

Does it look like everything would work okay? Thanks again for taking a look!
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  1. I would recommend quite a few changes actually, although it all looks compatible. First off it would be best if you filled out the build advice form in my signature. You are spending a great deal on a AMD system, and depending on your uses, you may be able to get more performance for your money with an Intel one. Also I would get a different PSU and HDD.
  2. Everything is compatible but without more information we don't know if it will work for what you want.
    Go here:
    And use that form to give us more information

    Edit: Guess I wasn't fast enough >_<
  3. I mostly wanted that case because the motherboard ports come out the top of the case and it has good reviews. I figured if I use the same case for 7+ years it wouldn't be too bad of a deal. Also, I chose that board since it seemed like it would last for a decent amount of time with 4 usb 3.0 ports and 3 sata 6.0 connections. Isn't a 930 roughly comparable give or take to a 1090t depending on if the applications are heavily threaded versus single? Without the case and cooler for the CPU, newegg gives me this price $1,191.92

    I also decided to go with the 1090t because I thought that I'd be able to stretch out a six core cpu longer, also that board kind of weighed heavily into the equation since it has twice as many of the next generation usb/sata connections as the other current boards.
  4. Have a look at this review

    Basically, if you use all 6 cores the 1090T wins, if you use less then the 930 tends to win out due in part to turbo boost.
  5. You wouldn't really notice a performance gain with the 1090T. The six cores don't work as well for gaming and from the review at Tom's it might be a bit of a waste. I would say swap out processor for a 965 and use the money saved for a better motherboard.

    AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition - $179.99

    ASUS Crosshair III Formula AM3 - $199.99

    Ram: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 - $108.99
  6. With the ram I chose, would I get no benefit from downclocking it and giving it quicker timings? I'm not extremely knowledgeable on that.
  7. That RAM would not be too bad, but it's overpriced for 4GB and also won't work with an i7 1366 build, as that socket requires triple channel.
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