1st Homebuilt computer-Need help/advice! Tags: Homebuilt Systems Last response: September 24, 2010 12:06 AM in Systems Share Legonaire September 23, 2010 11:24:17 PM Hi, guys. This is my first home built computer and want to see what you guys think of it before I purchase the components. Any advice/help would be greatly appreciated! AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition AM3 CPU HDZ965FBGMBOX - 3.40GHz, Socket AM3, 6MB Cache, 2000MHz (4000 MT/s) FSB, Retail, Processor with Fan Asus Crosshair IV Formula Motherboard - AMD 890FX, Socket AM3, ATX, DDR3, USB 3.0, RAID, SATA 6.0GB/s Corsair CMT4GX3M2A1866C9 Domintor GT Dual Channel 4096MB PC15000 DDR3 Memory - 1866MHz, 2x2048MB, 9-9-9-24 Cooler Master HAF 932 Full Tower Black Case Hitachi 7K1000.B Hard Drive - 1TB, 7200RPM, 16MB, SATA-300, OEM Lite-On DVD-ROM - 18x DVD-ROM, 48x CD-ROM, ATAPI/E-IDE Asus Xonar DX PCIe 7.1 Sound Card Ultra X4 1050-Watt Modular Power Supply - 135mm Fan, ATX, 80+ Silver, NVIDIA SLI & ATI Crossfire Certifications 2x Asus EAH5770CuCore/2DI/1G Radeon HD 5770 Video Card - 1GB GDDR5, PCI-Express 2.0, CrossFireX Ready, DVI, VGA, HDMI Cooler Master DK9-7E52A-0L-GP Socket AM2/AM3 CPU Cooler - 65 Watt Please respond about any errors or incompatible components! More about : 1st homebuilt computer advice rolli59 a c 104 B Homebuilt system September 23, 2010 11:35:06 PM Total overkill on the PSU the system would run fine on 550-650 watt PSU (I would suggest Corsair, Antec, Seasonic or XFX). With the quality of integrated sound today there is no need for a sound card. Legonaire September 23, 2010 11:57:01 PM Thanks for the reply and advice! New question is it worth it if I get the Radeon 5870 instead of the crossfire 5770s? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer rolli59 a c 104 B Homebuilt system September 24, 2010 12:01:54 AM Similar performance more money! It would leave you with a open slot for upgrade later. I personally would select a single card solution over dual card solution. Legonaire September 24, 2010 12:06:36 AM Thank you for all the help rolli59! Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !