Just building a computer for my wife for christmas last one i built was in 98 and everything has changed alot since then just wanted to make sure everything is compatable and that it is best bang for the buck
for my wife to play games she likes alot of newer stuff so something that wont need to be updated for a little while. okay what is not very good about the parts i picked. um have no idea about the being lazy part but im sorry for not posting in the recomended fashion, the link i went through had the post already started before i even saw the forum. im not tech savy actually the opposite if it dont work i toss it and buy new stuff so it will not be overclocked just simple put the puzzle together and install windows
Use a mb with a 990 or 970 series chipset . These can run later model processors . The board you have listed is a dead end , and has an nVidia chipset that was never very good to start with .
The Asrock 970 gen4 is $108
The Phenom X6 just doesnt game better than an X4 since games cant make use of all those cores . The Phenom 955 , or the FX 4100 [ newer ] instead
The CPU cooler is out of stock . The Scythe Mugen is worth considering , so is the CM Hyper 212
Rosewill are not a quality PSU brand , and you wont need 1000 watts
That computer would pull less than 250 , so a quality 550 watt unit [ or if you might add a second graphics card] then 650 watt
The Corsair TX 650 is a nice psu and usually well priced
The graphics card is cheap , but if you make the changes I have listed above you might be able to get a later model lower power consumption model
AMD's FX processors are fairly mixed in performance . In some tests they are dogs, and in others they are competitive with Intel .
The problem is that theyre a completely new type of processor architecture .which AMD havent quite nailed yet . They are releasing a revamped model in a few months . Essentially the same but with some bugs ironed out . http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1766/1/
For now though there is really good value in using the 4100 and OCing it .
RAM for the newer processors should be 1.5 volt or less
Definitely go with the AM3+ mb . That Asrock is the best value of any board that can crossfire or SLI so its been really popular with builders .
Heres a good article on BF3 performance . BF3 is probably the most intense graphics available so if you can run that you can run anything . http://www.techspot.com/review/458-battlefield-3-perfor...
But look at how badly the 4890 performs .
A 6850 or similar current generation card could fit in your same budget . A 6870 might even be possible .