My first build. Advice would be much appreciated.

Hello. This is my first build and would like some help picking out parts. I have the CPU, Hard Drive and Optical Drive picked out, but dont trust myself picking out anything else. :lol: This computer will mainly be for games like Shogun 2 : Total war, Napoleon:Total war, and Empire: Total war. Thank you all in advance.


Approximate Purchase Date: Two months

Budget Range: 750$ After Rebates


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming
Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor and speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: New Egg

Country of Origin: United States

Parts Preferences: by brand or type AMD
Overclocking: Maybe
SLI or Crossfire: Yes
Monitor Resolution: 1280x1024
Parts Already Chosen:
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX - 164$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103727

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Green WD7500AADS 750GB 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive -Bare Drive- 59.99$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136359

Optical Drive:HP Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM SATA 24X Multiformat DVD Writer- 20$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827140042
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  1. With your build two months away... here are a few ideas....

    Here is a better hard drive for equal money: Samsung Spinpoint F3

    MOBO: ASRock 870 Extreme 3

    GPU: XFX Radeon HD 6850 - More than enough power for your resolution.

    RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X DDR3 1333 Cas7

    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912

    PUS: Corsair CMPSU-650TX - Enough for your setup...
  2. tecmo34 said:
    With your build two months away... here are a few ideas....

    Here is a better hard drive for equal money: Samsung Spinpoint F3

    MOBO: ASRock 870 Extreme 3

    GPU: XFX Radeon HD 6850 - More than enough power for your resolution.

    RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X DDR3 1333 Cas7

    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912

    PUS: Corsair CMPSU-650TX - Enough for your setup...


    Thanks for the help :D
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