First PC Build...

Hey guys, I'm working on building my first PC. It will be used exclusively for gaming (cs:s, TF2, Gmod, BF3... other FPS's). I have a basic layout of the parts I just wanted to get a second opinion since this is my first build. Any suggestions, criticism, will be appreciated. Don's worry about an operating system, monitor or keyboard, I am only concerned with the PC itself.


Case- Rosewill Challenger

Motherboard- GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3

CPU- AMD Phenom II X4 970 Black Edition

RAM- Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333

Power Supply- CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V

Hard Drive- Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB

Optical Drive- ASUS 24X DVD Burner

Game Card- ZOTAC AMP! ZT-50702-10M GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit

I would like to keep the price below $800
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    Looks fine but you should be able to get a 6870 in this price range which is better for the gaming you want to do.
  2. noooooo not Zotac :(
  3. Don't go AMD for gaming guys... get an i5 instead, it's a bit more expensive, but well worth it. Look at any benchmark comparing the two, and you'll see that the i5 is MUCH less restrictive
  4. Fair enough. I was just thinking that someone would have more legroom with an i5. Even if it's not the 2500K. If you're not big on overclocking, getting the 2400 would suit you nicely, plus you can still overclock it a BIT.
  5. Thanks for the advice I will defiantly take some of your suggestions. One more question, do you think that it would be more beneficial to spend a little less on a video card and buy a better CPU like an i5-2500k? thanks again.
  6. Best answer selected by monsad.
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