New Computer (First)

Hi everybody! I'm new...I am planning on building my own computer on a 900-1100 dollar budget, and I have a few ideas. Still, I'm relatively new to computer building and that kind of stuff, so I need some help to build a Gaming-Limited Everyday use computer:

1. Do I have ALL needed parts? (please list parts still needed)
2. Are the parts good when compared to my budget?
3. If I am missing a part, show me how I can fit it in my budget. (This means what to cut away from and how much, and how much to pay to add) :o
4. I already have a mouse, keyboard, and screen.
5. Please suggest NOT ONLY hardware, but software as well.

I will sort of understand complex computer terminology (lolz) but please explain, since I am willing to learn!

Here are my parts:

ASUS M5A99X EVO AMD 990X AM3+ Motherboard - ATX, Socket AM3+, AMD 990X Chipset, 2133MHz DDR3 (O.C.), SATA 6.0 Gb/s, RAID, 8-CH Audio, Gigabit LAN, USB 3.0, CrossFireX/SLI Ready

mobo=$150



Cooler Master CM690 II Advanced ATX Mid-Tower Case
case=$80


ASUS 24X DVDRW SATA Retail
my dvd=$20



Corsair CMX8GX3M2A2000C9 XMS3 8GB DDR3 RAM Kit - 2x 4GB, PC16000, 2000MHz
ram(2)=$104


AMD FX-8120 Zambezi 3.1GHz Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor FD8120FRGUBOX
CPU=$190



WD Caviar Blue 500GB SATA HD 7200/16MB/SATA-6G
HARD DRIVE=$85



EVGA 01G-P3-1461-KR GeForce GTX 560 Superclocked Video Card - 1GB, GDDR5, PCI-Express 2.0 (x16), 2x Dual-Link DVI-I, Mini-HDMI, DirectX 11, Dual-Slot, SLI Ready, Overclocked

gfx card=$180


Ultra LSP750 750-Watt Power Supply - ATX, SATA-Ready, SLI-Ready, 135mm Fan, Lifetime Warranty w/ Registration

Power Supply=$75

ASUS Xonar DS 7.1 Channels 24-bit 192KHz PCI Interface Audio Card

Audio Card=$44

TOTAL=$928 for (Case, MotherBoard, Graphics card, DVD player, Power Supply, Hard Drive, RAM, Audio Card)


ALL PARTS WERE FOUND ON TIGERDIRECT.COM OR NEWEGG.COM!
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  1. Much better choices.

    i5-2500k
    asrock z68 extreme 3 gen 3
    2x 4x2 kits of corsair vengeance 1600mhz
    Corsair tx650w
    Windows 7
  2. Upgrade path seems unclear. 750 Watt PSU for ...?
    If you are not planning to put anymore $$ into the build afterwards, an i3 2100 + 560Ti/7850 (read better GPU, I'm not sure which one though) would perform better in gaming.
    Rather quickly:
    CPU: i3 2100 - $150
    MOBO: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 - $122
    RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws 1600 2x4GB - $47
    GPU: GIGABYTE GV-R7870 - $360
    PSU: Corsair TX650 - $90
    CASE: Cooler Master CM690 - $80
    HDD: WD Caviar Blue 500GB - $85
    OTHER: ASUS Xonar DS - $44
    DVD: ASUS DVDRW - $20
    Total: $998
    A quick 5 minutes on newwegg.com

    CPU: dual core with HT allows for lots of non-multithreaded applications (perfect for web/email/games, not so good at video editing, Pro/Enthusiast Photoshop). You don't overclock do you?
    Mobo: Solid with everything you might need - USB3, tonnes of features.
    RAM: Cheap but solid DDR3 1600 RAM. Easy. Edit: DUH. i3 can't use that frequency. Eh, it will run at 1333 fine, or you can get cheaper 1333 rated.
    GPU: Will run BF3 Ultra (1920x1080) at 40fps. Enough said.
    PSU: Solid with reputable brand. Plenty of Amps on 12V Rail (for GPU).
    The rest is your personal taste! (The mobo has 7.1 sound, so i'm iffy on a sound card - spend that money on a quiet CPU cooler!)

    Edit: A little tidying... (Oh and explanations)
  3. Thanks! @MattyG_nz...... But what shud i buy for the software? Any specific processing system (lol link plz)
  4. Do you need a sound card? I would get rid of it and use the money towards windows 7 home premium 64 bit
  5. @Amuffin what is a sound card used for? dont u need one to "hear" dat music and stuff from a computer?
  6. amuffin said:
    Much better choices.

    i5-2500k
    asrock z68 extreme 3 gen 3
    2x 4x2 kits of corsair vengeance 1600mhz
    Corsair tx650w
    Windows 7

    although the fx is great sadly to admit... your right he should get a 2500k SadFace [:sameerr:3]
  7. ararat234 said:
    @Amuffin what is a sound card used for? dont u need one to "hear" dat music and stuff from a computer?

    All integrated on the motherboard! I personally have the extreme 4 and the sound quality is pretty awesome! They have optical audio, 7.1 audio, and regular usb ports for audio.
  8. Okay! So what Processing System should I get?
  9. Oh ya! I forgot.. :o are all these things compatible? (the ones listed in amuffin's post and mattyg_nz's post)
  10. Yes, though later on I would switch from the i3-2100 to an ivybridge i5 or i7 cpu.
  11. thanks amuffin! i appreciate all the help!
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