First time builder

Hi I'm new to building computers and I'm about to receive some parts from my friend to build a new computer.
Here's the parts:
GPU- HD 5850
CPU- AMD 965
Intel 80gb SSD
G.Skill 4GB Ram

I'm thinking about buying these parts:
Case- CM 690ii advanced
PSU- need help with this, is a 650w psu gonna be ok?
Motherboard- Biostar 990fx ($110)

What else would I need to complete this build? (besides monitor,mouse,keyboard)
Is the motherboard ok for the amd 965?
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    Hi I'm new to building computers and I'm about to receive some parts from my friend to build a new computer.
    Here's the parts:
    GPU- HD 5850
    CPU- AMD 965
    Intel 80gb SSD
    G.Skill 4GB Ram


    So these are the existing parts you already have or are planning on using?

    Quote:
    I'm thinking about buying these parts:
    Case- CM 690ii advanced
    PSU- need help with this, is a 650w psu gonna be ok?
    Motherboard- Biostar 990fx ($110)


    650 PSU will be more than ample. Actually for this one you could probably get by with a 600. Try this one - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139020

    Case: The CM690II is good for the money but the Corsair Carbide and Arc MIDI would be better choices for the money.

    Quote:
    What else would I need to complete this build? (besides monitor,mouse,keyboard)
    Is the motherboard ok for the amd 965?


    Yes but Biostar is a terrible brand. There's way better brands out there for the money. I'd suggest:

    - Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 (same board I have) - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128510
    - Asrock 970 Extreme 3 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157280
    - Gigabyte GA-970A-D3 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128521
    - Asus M5A99X - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131754

    You'll also need a fan - I'd suggest the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo.
  2. ok, but is biostar really that bad? My friend is using it and he said it's fine.
  3. cheeseburger said:
    ok, but is biostar really that bad? My friend is using it and he said it's fine.


    I've built a lot of different systems and used a lot of different boards - in my experience Gigabyte, Asus, and Intel seem to be the best from what I've used. I haven't tried Asrock or ECS yet but I've used Biostar and MSI and they've both failed on me within days of owning them. The MSI board I was using (870A-G45) died after three days and I wound up sending it back to Newegg for an Asus board.
  4. you can find a nice list of PSU's on this site :)
    its ranged from 600W~700W on that page, so im sure you can find what youre looking for!
    http://www.eio.com/c-292-power-supplies.aspx

    motherboard wise, ive always been a big fan of ASUS boards. look into it ;)
  5. I have to agree with others on here- go with a different brand motherboard I have a gigabyte that I'm very pleased with, I had a MSI one before that died in like a month.
  6. i was using the same msi board as you and it still works now one yaer and counting
  7. will this build be able to play most game's decently? primarily starcraft II and the upcoming DOTA 2
  8. cheeseburger said:
    will this build be able to play most game's decently? primarily starcraft II and the upcoming DOTA 2


    Yeah absolutely. Blizzard games aren't as resource-intensive as a lot of games are. It will handle it fine.

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    I have to agree with others on here- go with a different brand motherboard I have a gigabyte that I'm very pleased with, I had a MSI one before that died in like a month.


    I agree, I have two systems, and both have Gigabyte boards (one Z68, the other AMD 990FX) and I've been very pleased with both as well.
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