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 $235 1090T + Gigabyte 880G? http://www.microcenter.com/specials/promotions/AMDbundl... 2. Gaming heavy - 955BE and a GPU with far far more teeth than GT240 for sure hehe 3. SATA 6GB/s interface benefits SSDs not traditional mechanical hdds ^^ 4. AM3 is dual channel so 2 x 2 or 2 x 4 as per needs wanamingo February 14, 2011 5:09:45 PM God I love you people for speedy response. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer teaser February 14, 2011 5:51:18 PM yeah,pairing that x6 with a 240 just wont cut it,you definitly should get a beefier video card like nvidia 400 or 500 series or equivalent ATI card...... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumFirst New Build . I need your opinions and help ForumFirst Build . Need your opinions ForumFirst Gaming Build Need Opinions Before Ordering!2-2.5k Forum[ First Build ]How is this_ need your opinions ForumMy first pure build ever... need some opinions Forumhttp://www.tomshardware.com/forum/ [...] ild-advice ForumFirst Build . Need Opinions ...and power supply ForumFirst computer build and need opinions please! ForumMy First Build ( Need some opinions ) ForumNeed opinions on first build , 1800$ ForumFirst time build , need opinions ! Forum** First build - Need opinions before pulling trigger** ForumFirst PC Build !!! Need multiple opinions /Overviews!!! ForumI need opinions on my first build for gaming ForumFirst build , ~$300, need opinions & advice ForumNeed opinions on first build , and some help ForumFirst build final steps! Need opinions ! ForumNeed opinions on AMD build and upgrade path ( First build ) ForumChecking for PC Upgrade Forum[Solved] First build, need opinions. More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !