My 1st build. Tags: Build Systems 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 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove 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... | Report abuse crooky October 19, 2011 4:05:38 PM Thank you for helping! I will look into that stuff. Thank you again | Report abuse 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 | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Systems>My 1st build.> Related ressources: ForumMy 1st build at 55. Forum(help, 1st build ) Gigabyte Z77X-D3H + PNY GTX 550 ti = beware ForumArchitecture Student 1st build (AutoCAD, Sketchup, Vray) Forum1st build ForumHelp prioritizing 1st Gaming build Forum1st Build , Gaming ~$1000 Forum1st time build ,need help please ForumHope this is good build since it is my 1st ForumGaming PC Silent Mini tower 1st time build Forum1st time building a PC ForumHelp building 1st computer Forum1st time build , 2000 USD budget max, help!!! Forum1st Build Advice - Need help finalizing the build ForumProspective 1st Build , Need Opinions/Tips/Ideas ForumI bring forth my 1st build for judgement/advice Forum1st time build - for " WoW " for less than $600 Forum1st build ForumMY 1st CPU Build ForumJus finished my 1st build , I have it connected thru hdmi but.... ForumNew 1st Build Advice - Is this a good build ? More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !