My First build: for Star Wars the Old republic and web surfing Tags: New Build Systems Last response: November 7, 2011 9:18 PM in Systems Share projbo November 7, 2011 3:06:25 PM This will be my first pc build. These are the components im looking at. Prices are from newegg as of 11-7-11 Motherboard: ASUS M4A87TD EVO AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard $92 Video Card: SAPPHIRE 100338L Radeon HD 6770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card $120 Power Supply: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified $110 Ram: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) $47 CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor $130 CPU Cooler: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus $26 OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM $100 Case: Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $57 Hdds are really expensive on newegg right now...when i finally order everything hopefully they have come down a bit. The total for all this excluding the HDD and a disk drive is $682 Any advice for this build? Thanks More about : build star wars republic web surfing | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove michxymi November 7, 2011 4:09:08 PM Generally good but with small improvements it will be great! Get this case, that comes 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... Get an AM3+ motherboard with 8x / 8x Crossfire support. This seems ideal! ASRock 870 Extreme3 R2.0 AM3+ AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... A good 650W PSU can hold two 6850s, so get one with 4 6-pin connectors. XFX Core Edition PRO650W (P1-650S-NLB9) 650W ATX12V 2.2 & ESP12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Get 1600 MHz memory PNY XLR8 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model MD8192KD3-1600-X9 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Get Phenom II X4 955. It's the same CPU with 965, just raise the multiplier 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... And with the saving step to a 6850 XFX HD-685X-ZCFC Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... | Report abuse projbo November 7, 2011 8:57:47 PM Thanks for the reply. I'll check out your changes. | Report abuse ScrewySqrl November 7, 2011 9:18:33 PM I'd suggest a less expensive PSU (Say a corsair CX 500W or Antec Neo Eco 520W) and get a GTX 560 or HD 6870. SWTOR will want those cards maxxed out on 1920x1080. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Systems>My First build: for Star Wars the Old republic and web surfing> Related ressources: ForumCan this build run Star Wars : the old republic ? ForumPC 4 Star Wars : The Old Republic ForumWill my laptop be able to run star wars old republic ForumHelp w Star Wars the Old Republic ... ForumBuilding new computer how well will it run STAR WARS : THE OLD REPUBLIC ForumTrying to buy a pc for friend that will run Star Wars the old republic ForumStar Wars the Old Republic , Multi Monitor Review [~4K] ForumNew Star Wars MMORPG: Star Wars : the Old Republic ForumLow FPS on Star Wars The Old Republic , How to fix? ForumPCI compatibility question Forum[Solved] A4-3400 bang for the buck build ForumNeed help with an AMD build ForumGaming Build around 1400$ ForumNew gaming build, looking for stability need advice ForumSome Random Build Tips ForumFirst time builder Forum[Solved] $1500 New Build Gaming PC - i7 2600K ForumWich Components should i get to build a gaming computer? ForumBuilding my first pc More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !