My 1st build. Tags: Build Systems Product Last response: October 19, 2011 4:38 PM in Systems Share crooky October 19, 2011 3:17:34 PM Hi all! So I would like to know what you think of this build so far. (have not bought it yet) Mobo:ASRock AM3 M3A770DE/A/ASR Motherboard Socket S/L 5200MT/S GPU:Asus 1GB Radeon HD 6850 DirectCU PCI-E 2 RAM:Kingston 4GB 1333MHz DDR3 Non-ECC CL9 DIMM Memory Hard drive:Seagate ST31000524AS 3.5 inch Barracuda 1TB GB 7200rpm SATA Drive with 32MB Buffer For WLAN:TP-Link TL-WN781ND 150Mbps Wireless PCI Express Adapter Case:Thermaltake V3 Black Edition Chassis with Window/Blue LED Fan/Midi Tower CPU:AMD HDZ965FBGMBOX Phenom II X4 965 - 3.4 Ghz AM3 Black Edition CPU, Retail Packaged Optical Drive: LiteOn IHAS122-18 22x Internal SATA DVD-RW BLK OEM As u probably noticed I did not include PSU in there since I dont know should I buy 600w or 650w (I am adding one HD 6850 later on.) Q1:Would this build work? Q2:What how much wattage should my PSU have? Q3:Can I add the 2nd GPU whit out buying new parts? Now, I am on a budget but if you have suggestion on switching/getting extra stuff I can use about 100$ more on this.(I'd still rather not ) Sorry for the long post but I'd really want to nail this on the 1st try More about : 1st build michxymi October 19, 2011 3:56:43 PM Switch your motherboard with an AM3+ one. The next one offers SLI and Crossfire at 8X / 8X which is the least that you should aim, for a multi GPU setup. ASRock 970 EXTREME4 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... For RAM choose a 1600MHz speed kit. Future proofing without spending much money Kingston HyperX Blu 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model KHX1600C9D3B1K2/4GX http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... A better case with USB III in front panel NZXT Source 210 Elite White Steel with painted interior ATX Mid Tower Computer Case w/ Black Front Trim http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 955 and 965 is the same CPU, so you can save some $$ by getting the 955 AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... If you can go with a 6870 that would be great..otherwise 6850 can do the job 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=N82E168... And get this HDD... SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... For PSU a good 650-700W can easily hold both 6850 or 6870 Crossfire CORSAIR Professional Series HX650 (CMPSU-650HX) 650W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... crooky October 19, 2011 4:05:38 PM Thank you for helping! I will look into that stuff. Thank you again Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Motopsychojdn October 19, 2011 4:38:35 PM Thats a great little build you put up Op, nice one an Am3+ Mobo will allow you to upgrade the chip in future but its non essential in my eyes and I'd say a decent 700-750w psu, you are going to try overclocking after all Moto Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedLooking for advice on 1st gaming pc build Forum Solved£800 - $1300 - 1000 euro 1st time gaming pc build any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Forum SolvedIS this ok to build. 1ST time builder Forum Solvedmy 1st build ever Forum Solved1st build for game in will it be any good ? Forum Solved1st Build, Looking for Suitable PSU [HELP!] Forum SolvedNeed Advice for my 1st build gaming and entertain PC Forum SolvedHelp me to build my 1st gaming PC !! Forum SolvedHelp choosing my 1st build, fx 6300 vs i5 4440 Forum Solved1st Game PC Build question Forum Solved1st time build, need advice for quiet htpc/gaming build, on compatibility, as well as suggestions for improvement Forum SolvedIs this a good or bad for a 1st build? Forum Solved1st build reveiw Forum Solved1st PC Build-$800 ITX-Need Opinions... Forum Solved1st Pc Build- Are these parts comppatible? Can it be better /cheaper? Forum SolvedCase for my 1st PC Build Forum SolvedNew Build for a 1st time builder! HELP! Forum SolvedNeed help with 1st pc build Forum SolvedHELP, 1ST PC BUILD - Nothing showing up on screen :( Forum Solvedsub $500 Gaming Build (1st time, Noob builder) Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !