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I'm new to making computers and this is my first one, I've picked out the parts i'll need. I tried looking up the info on the internet but i had a hard time finding a straight answer. I plan on using the computer for Gaming and video editing mostly. Here are all the parts and their links:

ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 AM3 AMD 880G HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131646

AMD Phenom II X4 840 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor HDX840WFGMBOX

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103921

PNY Optima 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model MD8192KD3-1333

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820178333

SAPPHIRE 100314-3L Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102948

ENERMAX NAXN 80+ ENP600AWT 600W ATX12V 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817194087

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD7500AALX 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136768

COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119233

LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289

As I said I'm not very experienced with computers so any help/tips would be awesome. Also if you know of any better parts for the price or cheaper ones that would be great too. Any help is greatly appreciated, Thanks.
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    ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 was an awesome mb for the price when it was released , but AMD are about to release a new range of processors called Bulldozer , and unfortunately it wont run one . That means potential future upgrades are not possible .
    The most up to date motherboards have a 970 or 990 series chipset

    ASRock 970 EXTREME4 AM3+ AMD 970 $105
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157262

    is a great choice if you might add a second graphics card later on

    or
    ASUS M5A97 EVO AM3+ $120
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131757

    or if theres a tight budget then

    ASUS M5A97
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131767 $100

    Ideally look for 1600Mhz RAM that runs at 1.5 volts
    Gaming only really needs 2 x2 gig , so if you need to you can save money here by getting less


    The rest of the build is good quality . Enermax make really nice power supplies and the HAF is a good gaming case
  2. Personally I would not buy a tower with a power supply, get a good name brand PSU.
  3. Thanks a lot vigilante and outlander, You helped me address a lot of my concerns. I'm probably going to go with the ASRock970 because i'll probably get another graphics card down the road. Just to clarify though, if i got the ASRock, it would be compatible with the rest of my loadout?
  4. Best answer selected by CowboyTrey94.
  5. CowboyTrey94 said:
    Thanks a lot vigilante and outlander, You helped me address a lot of my concerns. I'm probably going to go with the ASRock970 because i'll probably get another graphics card down the road. Just to clarify though, if i got the ASRock, it would be compatible with the rest of my loadout?



    yes its compatible with the processor

    Bulldozer cpu's will work best with 1.volt RAM , so thats something to keep in mind . You can check on Asrocks page for that mb to see their recommended memory list , but it would be rare for other similar spec memory not to work .

    Everything else works well
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