My first build!

hey guys!

this is my first build and my money range is between 700-1000.
Just wondering if you guys can give some input on what you think.
I am just wondering what I can alter to make it as inexpensive and efficient from this build. And of course do all of these parts work together. Also is my PSU wattage enough? Do I need more wattage? Or do I need less wattage? Do I need a sound card or is the mobos on board good enough? And finally with this case how would I go about adding more fans. Thanks!

Graphics

This Card: GIGABYTE GV-N460OC-1GI GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125333&cm_re=nvidia_GTX460_1gb-_-14-125-333-_-Product

Or this card:MSI N460GTX CYCLONE 1GD5/OC GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127510&cm_re=nvidia_GTX460_1gb-_-14-127-510-_-Product

both are around 220 dollars

Ram
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231277&cm_re=G-skill_ripjaw-_-20-231-277-_-Product
87 dollars

CPU
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103808&cm_re=amd_phenom_ii_x4_955_3.2ghz-_-19-103-808-_-Product
140 dollars

Mobo
ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 AM3 AMD 890GX HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131631&cm_re=asus_M4a89-_-13-131-631-_-Product
150 dollars

Power Supply

This one: CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-650HX 650W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139012&cm_re=corsair_650_watt-_-17-139-012-_-Product
140 dollars

Or this one: CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005&cm_re=corsair_650_watt-_-17-139-005-_-Product
120 dollars

Hard Drive
Western Digital Caviar Black WD7501AALS 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136283&cm_re=western_digital_caviar_black_750gb-_-22-136-283-_-Product
70 dollars

DVD/RW
ASUS Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204&cm_re=Asus_DRW-_-27-135-204-_-Product

Case
COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197&cm_re=cooler_master_HAF_922-_-11-119-197-_-Product
90 dollars

So the grand total without shipping or tax is, 907 dollars.

Ok so anyway I can lower the price would be well appreciated, I also already have a monitor and such so I do not need any help with that.
Thanks, Physed100
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  1. Hello, with your build AMD isn't a good choice as you cannot do an SLI configuration on today's boards. Please consider Intel i5 or go with Radeon graphics.

    Ok, the HAF 912 would suffice.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119233&Tpk=haf%20912

    This ram is much faster CL 7-8-7-2X
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231321

    The Spinpoint F3 hard drive is a bit faster than the caviar black and it's cheaper.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185&cm_re=spinpoint_f3-_-22-152-185-_-Product

    The HX650 and the TX650 are the exact same PSU, the HX is modular and the TX is non-modular. Modular is a nice feature, for sure worth the 20 bucks.

    For the graphics card, the XFX5850 has a great rebate on newegg. $239.99 after rebate. Strong GPU too! :) You will also have crossfire support.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150494&cm_re=5850-_-14-150-494-_-Product

    I really don't like ASRock.. but this is an ok board
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157198&cm_re=870-_-13-157-198-_-Product
    Better board!
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131655

    The 890GX isn't worth it.. go all or go none.
  2. Mr Pizza said:
    Hello, with your build AMD isn't a good choice as you cannot do an SLI configuration on today's boards. Please consider Intel i5 or go with Radeon graphics.

    Ok, the HAF 912 would suffice.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119233&Tpk=haf%20912

    This ram is much faster CL 7-8-7-2X
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231321

    The Spinpoint F3 hard drive is a bit faster than the caviar black and it's cheaper.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185&cm_re=spinpoint_f3-_-22-152-185-_-Product

    The HX650 and the TX650 are the exact same PSU, the HX is modular and the TX is non-modular. Modular is a nice feature, for sure worth the 20 bucks.

    For the graphics card, the XFX5850 has a great rebate on newegg. $239.99 after rebate. Strong GPU too! :) You will also have crossfire support.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150494&cm_re=5850-_-14-150-494-_-Product

    I really don't like ASRock.. but this is an ok board
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157198&cm_re=870-_-13-157-198-_-Product
    Better board!
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131655

    The 890GX isn't worth it.. go all or go none.


    ok man thanks for the help all of those seem great, the only problem is I forgot to mention this so I am gonna say it now, I am an Nvidia purist, so i would prefer to not get an ATI card. What is the particular reason why the would not Nvidia work as well? I am guessing it is because of the Mobo. If that is the situation then what is a mobo that would work better with the Nvidia. Same goes for any other parts that might conflict with the build.
    Thanks, Physed100
  3. Mr Pizza said:

    The HX650 and the TX650 are the exact same PSU, the HX is modular and the TX is non-modular. Modular is a nice feature, for sure worth the 20 bucks.


    These are not the same. Last month the 650TX was replaced with the 650TX-C, but to know this you have to look at the actual label. Corsair and newegg still sell it as the 650TX. The 650TX-C is made by CWT and is not reviewed.

    As to the rest, I disagree mildly. The i5 760 is the stronger CPU but there is absolutely nothing wrong with AMD on a budget. Just don't get locked into fanboyism, compare the prices carefully vs. the features.

    AMD has one very strong selling point. Running multiple video cards and USB 3.0 + SATA 6GB/s does not cripple the system as it will with Intel LGA 1156.

    You simply need to switch to an AMD GPU to maintain the multiple GPU option. Wait for TWO WEEKS until the 6000 series begins to hit then select accordingly.
  4. Proximon said:
    These are not the same. Last month the 650TX was replaced with the 650TX-C, but to know this you have to look at the actual label. Corsair and newegg still sell it as the 650TX. The 650TX-C is made by CWT and is not reviewed.

    As to the rest, I disagree mildly. The i5 760 is the stronger CPU but there is absolutely nothing wrong with AMD on a budget. Just don't get locked into fanboyism, compare the prices carefully vs. the features.

    AMD has one very strong selling point. Running multiple video cards and USB 3.0 + SATA 6GB/s does not cripple the system as it will with Intel LGA 1156.

    You simply need to switch to an AMD GPU to maintain the multiple GPU option. Wait for TWO WEEKS until the 6000 series begins to hit then select accordingly.


    Thanks for responding! The main reason why i want nvidia is because of Physx. you are right about the fanboyism though :lol: im not really interested in SLI or Crossfire cause i have not noticed much of a performance boost from 1 card to 2 cards. Will that Nvidia card work fine in that Mobo if im not doing SLI?
  5. Yes it will. You might save a bit by looking at 880G boards though since you don't need CF/SLI. Or maybe an 870:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131647

    The higher end GX boards might be good if you are overclocking though.

    As Mr Pizza said, you CAN have SLI functionality with an Intel P55 board and CPU. You would have to pay a bit more for it though.

    If no SLI, then go with a higher quality PSU at lower amps.

    Seasonic M12II 520
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151093

    Antec TP-550
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371020&Tpk=TP-550

    Seasonic SS-560KM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151098
    That's as good as it gets.
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