Advice on New Build Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: December 28, 2010 3:38 AM in Systems Share CanCb December 27, 2010 11:33:17 PM Hi, Here are the components of my first computer build. I would greatly appreciate your input as this is my first build. The computer will be mostly for office work, web surfing and some gaming. CPU: Intel Core i5-650 Clarkdale 3.2GHz 4MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 73W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Motherboard: ASUS P7H55D-M EVO LGA 1156 Intel H55 HDMI USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Hard drive: Western Digital Caviar Black WD7501AALS 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive -Bare Drive Optical Drive: LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X 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 Writer Video Card: XFX HD-567X-ZNF3 Radeon HD 5670 1GB 128-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 Case: COOLER MASTER Centurion 534 Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 520 Bronze 520W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply Can anybody see any compatibility problems or any other issues? More about : advice build gkay09 December 28, 2010 3:18:37 AM ^ Frankly spending that much money on the i5 650 is not a good idea, also Intel will be launching newer CPUs by Jan 5th, which will replace these i5s and i7s,(LGA 1156 replacement)... mosox December 28, 2010 3:38:00 AM I would get this: ASUS M4A87TD/USB3 + AMD Athlon II X3 450 http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... Spinpoint F3 - it's better http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Maybe you can get this in your budget: GIGABYTE GA-870A-UD3 + GIGABYTE GV-R577SO-1GD Radeon HD 5770 http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... and the athlon. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumProfessional Advice on my New Build Please ForumNew build advice - ripping/video encoding ForumAdvice on a new build ForumNeed some advice on new HTPC build ForumAdvice on New System Build ForumNew extreme build - need advice and recommendations ForumNew Build /Upgrade advice ForumSeeking Advice and Recommendations on new gaming build ForumNew to PC building, looking to build a PC, appreciate advice ForumAdvice on a new build ForumBuild advice for new PC - assembly order ForumLooking for advice on a new build for gaming ForumAdvice on a new gaming build ? (3570k and 7950) ForumNew Build advice for home office - $750 ForumAdvice on New Build - HTPC ForumNeed advice on new build ForumNew Gaming Build Advice ForumFirst New Build High-Gaming+ - advice please ForumNew build advice ForumAdvice wanted on a new build . $1500 budget. More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !