I am finally going to build my first PC. My aim is to save money in the long-run, so I went w/AMD, USB 3, SATA 6.0. I am not sure what connections/tools I need, so any help would be appreciated. I have a monitor, keyboard, speakers, & mouse. I do some gaming, but I plan to add the video card after I finish my certification exams (next June). Here is what I have so far:
CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V
Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
AMD Athlon II X4 640 Propus 3.0GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor ADX640WFGMBOX
ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 AM3 AMD 890GX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
WINTEC AMPX 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop
Getting all these parts from Newegg, and the total for items above = $459.80 - $55 Mail in Rebates. I was not sure if I can only use a 6gb/s hard drive w/this mobo. Also was wondering if you guys could kindly critique the build, and let me know about any compatibility issues, or if i'm doing something dumb.
Thanks for the suggestions. Here is some more info:
1. I am not going to game until June, so I find spending money on a GPU is a waste of money. 7 months from now, I can get the same GPU for much less than what I can today.
2. Money is not a huge issue. My max budget is $1k. I am willing to pay extra for quality, if it will last long; hence, the Antec 900 (arguably the best case), Corsair PSU (argualby the best PSU brand), ASUS M4A89GTD PRO.
3. 500 GB is more than enough Hard Drive space for me. The most I use is 300GB, plus I have a 320GB external (which I use to backup all my important files). I prefer WD drives since Seagates seem to have more problems.
I really do appreciate your suggestions, and will keep some of your chosen parts in mind. My main concern is if my listed build parts are compatible. I've never built a PC, so my knowledge is limited. I am also contemplating on waiting until next year to do this. I have a HP Intel P8600 laptop w/4GB of DDR2 PC2-6400 Ram, intel 4500mhd integrated graphics (it can't play many games, but does everything else like HD movies). This laptop is more than enough for me to use for the next year, but do want to build a desktop now so I can play SC2 in June 2011 (and other games).