I'm 16 years old and I'm getting into PC gaming. I'm more interested in games like League of Legends (Not FPS at the moment, I have a xbox for that). I got my first job and I've been wanting to buy a desktop since I play on a horrible laptop. I have around $500 right now and In about 2 weeks I'll have $650.
I'm not worried about building it because my dad used to build computers all the time and so he's gonna take care of that. I've been looking at parts and honestly I really dont know if my combination works but I feel like this is good.
Parts not needed: OS, Monitor (will buy later have a good enough one for now).
Hi. I think your motherboard looks fine for it's price. If you stay with AMD you might want to consider bumping up $20 to the ASrock 880G Pro3, that way you can get 2nd gen. Bulldozer ugrade next year. It has a couple more features like USB 3.0 and Sata 6. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
There will always be division on which CPU is best for Gaming. I think Tom's Hardware summary in it's $500 System Builder Marathon said it well, "The June 2011 $500 Gaming PC is right for some, but not for all, and I’m expecting the comments section to reflect this. If you are purely a gamer, do not overclock, or are just drawn towards a high level of efficiency, then this build is just your ticket. But the real deal-breaker in my eyes is aggressive pricing on AMD's Phenom II X4 955 BE processor that has cropped up since our order date. Available for a measly $113, it’s just too attractive to ignore. And the fact that the entry-level Sandy Bridge-based chips are so limited in their flexibility doesn't help."
thanks so much for all the help guys. Quick question would this motherboard support dual graphics cards? And if I did want to upgrade parts individually later on would you recommend first upgrading the Graphics card or the processor? or something else entirely.