CPU: AMD FX-4100 Zambezi 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ Combo: $141 Ram: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900)
Hard drive: WD Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive $110 CD/DVD: SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-222AL/BSBE LightScribe Support - OEM $20
On newegg, with the right combos (Combo cpu + ram & psu +mobo) its around $650. This will be my first computer built and I'm wondering if this is good build. I have a budget of $800 but i would of rather have below my budget.
1. Is my psu enough to run this build?
2. I've been told the chipset on the mobo has to match the cpu. Does that mean an AMD chipset will work with an AMD cpu?
3. When I actually start building the computer, do I need buy any extra cables or do the parts usually come with sata cables and power cords.
The motherboard will come with the sata cables and most of the parts you need to connect parts to your computer. The power supply will come with all the power cables and the video card usually comes with some 6 or 8 pin adaptors. The thing to be concerned about is the noname components that people somethimes seem to choose for whatever reason. The two things that stand out to me that I would ask why did you choose them are the psu and the case. Actually the case really doesn't matter as it's only the place to put all the components into , but some cases are better than others as far as space and convienence goes. The psu is the main thing to be concerned about as it is a main component and I think you should go with a better brand. Antec or Corsair or Seasonic are much better choices. What will be the main use of this computer , if it's gaming you are choosing the wrong cpu as the benchmarks have proven that the Sandy Bridge and even the Gulftown are better for gaming than the Zambezi that you chose.
I don't trust that psu. Go with brands like, antec, cooler master, OCZ, XFX (read customer ratings for this brand, not all XFX is good), corsair are all trusted. Antec earthwatts isn't that great either, but again look at ratings on it.