Please check my first finished build ever!

Hey all,

I've been posting a lot recently because I've been trying to figure out my first ever build. I was really nervous before, but all the help that I've gotten has made me feel a lot more confident about the whole project :bounce: . Basically, this is the final step before I press *confirm* for the purchase. I'd like to have everyone take a look and make sure that I have all the necessary and compatible parts to have a working computer. This is intended to be an everyday mid-range gaming/media computer. This list should include all the parts that I need (besides OS, keyboard, mouse, speakers), so if there is something missing PLEASE LET ME KNOW! I'm a bit concerned about cables and other small parts that I might have forgotten.

If you have any further comments about this rig such as what you think it will excel/suck at/value overall, I would really like to hear all that as well.


Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive


ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard
Model #:M4A79XTD EVO

$118.99 -$20.00 Instant $98.99

SAPPHIRE 100315L Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

$189.99 -$5.00 Instant $184.99

SONY Black SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model DDU1681S-0B - OEM
Model #:DDU1681S-0B

Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V Ver.2.2 / EPS12V version 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified ...

Kingston 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model KVR1333D3N9K3/6G

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX

COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

ASUS VH232H Glossy Black 23" 5ms Widescreen Full HD 1080p LCD Monitor w/Speakers & HDMI

$199.99 -$30.00 Instant $169.99

Rosewill - Pellucid HD Series High Speed HDMI cable (6 FEET)
$19.99 -$17.00 Instant $2.99

Subtotal: $897.90
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  1. You do not need a triple channel Ram kit designed for LGA1366 platform only a dual channel kit. Everything else is fine.
    All the other cables you will need should be included with the motherboard.
  2. Would the following RAM be a suitable replacement for this rig?

    And if I wanted to increase the total amount to 6 GB of RAM, would I just add another stick of 2 GB dual channel RAM?
  3. I would get this instead
    If you want more than 4GB the next step would be 8GB, 2 more 2GB sticks.
    To run in dual channel you will have to have equal amount of sticks and you could run 2+1GB per channel in four sticks.
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