First build, Need Opinions Tags: New Build Systems Last response: February 14, 2011 5:51 PM in Systems Share wanamingo February 14, 2011 4:56:56 PM Hey All, Need a second opinion on this build Western Digital Caviar Black WD5002AALX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive // (cheapest 6Gb/s drive) LITE-ON CD/DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM // (Just another cheap DVD drive) MSI 870A-G55 AM3 AMD 770 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard (wanted the 6Gb/s transfer and USB 3.0 doesn't hurt) AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDT90ZFBGRBOX (I'd figure id spend the extra few buck for sexcore) Rosewill RV2-600 600 W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V SLI Ready Power Supply MSI N240GT-MD1G/D5 GeForce GT 240 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1333C9 Rosewill DESTROYER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 120mm ... Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM Grand Total ~650$ Mobo Only supports Dual Channel DDR3, Should I get Dual specifically Or Get another MOBO? First Time be gentle. More about : build opinions batuchka February 14, 2011 4:59:57 PM To better advise you - we need to know main usage of rig so fill out this form http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advic... At first glance 1. Work rig : consider 1090T and an IGP chipset like 880G if apps/software does not leverage on GPU - hit the $235 1090T + Gigabyte 880G? http://www.microcenter.com/specials/promotions/AMDbundl... 2. Gaming heavy - 955BE and a GPU with far far more teeth than GT240 for sure hehe 3. SATA 6GB/s interface benefits SSDs not traditional mechanical hdds ^^ 4. AM3 is dual channel so 2 x 2 or 2 x 4 as per needs wanamingo February 14, 2011 5:09:45 PM God I love you people for speedy response. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer teaser February 14, 2011 5:51:18 PM yeah,pairing that x6 with a 240 just wont cut it,you definitly should get a beefier video card like nvidia 400 or 500 series or equivalent ATI card...... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedNeed opinions on my first build Forum SolvedFirst Build Need Opinions Forum SolvedNeed Opinions on My First Build Forum SolvedMy first build, I need some opinions. Negative and positive comments fully appreciated. Forum SolvedFirst ever PC Build - need opinions ! Forum SolvedFirst PC build need opinions/suggestions Forum SolvedNeed opinions on first build Forum SolvedNeed opinions on the components for my first build Forum SolvedFirst PC build, need opinions Forum SolvedNEED OPINIONS AND SUGGESTIONS - Making my first custom build Forum SolvedNeed experienced opinions on my first build. Forum SolvedFirst build, need opinions Forum SolvedFirst build. Need help final checks and opinions Forum SolvedPlease rate my first build. Need opinions and suggestions on case Forum Solved[First build] Need some opinions on this gaming build! Forum SolvedFirst Build, Need a Graphics card and some opinions Forum SolvedBuilding first system, high end gaming desktop - need opinions Forum my first gaming pc build,need opinions. Forum SolvedNeed opinions on first pc build Forum SolvedFirst Build - Need opinions before I order Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !