New computer build

Hello everyone, Dusty here!
So I've been meaning to build my first computer for a bit now, but I'm still very iffy that I'll be able to do it.
But anyway, I've come up with a list of computer parts with the help of some individuals on this forum (thank you so much for that, you know who you are).
Here is my part list:
(please let me know if you know ways to improve it but keep it under $750, and PLEASE let me know if some things aren't compatible).
Thanks.

CPU:
AMD Phenom II X4 970 Black Edition Deneb 3.5GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Desktop Processor HDZ970FBGMBOX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103894


GPU:
ASUS EAH6850 DC/2DIS/1GD5/V2 Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121419


PSU:
OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W Modular High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341017


Memory:
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9R
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233180


MoBo:
Undecided, if someone could direct me to a good MoBo that has an AM3+ CPU socket, thanks.


Case:
Sentey Optimus Extreme Division Tower Case - RED 3 x LED FAN / 1 120mm Rear FAN /2 x USB / Card Rdr / Fan Control /4 x Removable Bays / Screwless
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811322016


Optical Drive:
LG 22X Super-Multi DVD Burner Black SATA Model GH22NS90B - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136240


HDD:
HITACHI HDS721050CLA362 (0F10381) 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822145299


After-Market Cooling Fan:
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065


OS:
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986


Anti-static wrist strap and thermal paste will also be bought.

The total is $719.93, with a $45 mail in rebate. Therefore, the price is $674.93. I am willing to spend up to 90 bucks on a Mother Board.
This computer is also for gaming. I want to be able to play games on medium-high settings with this rig. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks for your time.

Also, if you have a better build than I do, that is cheaper/same price and will have better/the same performance, please let me know. I am ordering the parts within 2 days. Thanks again.
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  1. DustyMouse said:
    Hello everyone, Dusty here!
    So I've been meaning to build my first computer for a bit now, but I'm still very iffy that I'll be able to do it.
    But anyway, I've come up with a list of computer parts with the help of some individuals on this forum (thank you so much for that, you know who you are).
    Here is my part list:
    (please let me know if you know ways to improve it but keep it under $750, and PLEASE let me know if some things aren't compatible).
    Thanks.

    CPU:
    AMD Phenom II X4 970 Black Edition Deneb 3.5GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Desktop Processor HDZ970FBGMBOX
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103894


    GPU:
    ASUS EAH6850 DC/2DIS/1GD5/V2 Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121419


    PSU:
    OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W Modular High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341017


    Memory:
    CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9R
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233180


    MoBo:
    Undecided, if someone could direct me to a good MoBo that has an AM3+ CPU socket, thanks.


    Case:
    Sentey Optimus Extreme Division Tower Case - RED 3 x LED FAN / 1 120mm Rear FAN /2 x USB / Card Rdr / Fan Control /4 x Removable Bays / Screwless
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811322016


    Optical Drive:
    LG 22X Super-Multi DVD Burner Black SATA Model GH22NS90B - OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136240


    HDD:
    HITACHI HDS721050CLA362 (0F10381) 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822145299


    After-Market Cooling Fan:
    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065


    OS:
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986


    Anti-static wrist strap and thermal paste will also be bought.

    The total is $719.93, with a $45 mail in rebate. Therefore, the price is $674.93. I am willing to spend up to 90 bucks on a Mother Board.
    This computer is also for gaming. I want to be able to play games on medium-high settings with this rig. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks for your time.

    Also, if you have a better build than I do, that is cheaper/same price and will have better/the same performance, please let me know. I am ordering the parts within 2 days. Thanks again.


    To me personally,the processor is really good(someone will come in a while suggesting an Intel processor like usual).

    r0aringdrag0n told me recently that the radeon hd 6870 is good and this is only one step below, so this should still be pretty good.

    PSU is fine.

    Memory is fine(It's CORSAIR)

    MoBo:So I have recently picked the parts for my build and this one looks pretty good and it is cheap:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131767

    The case looks good and the power supply is mounted in the bottom(although personally I would go with the HAF 912...But that is just personal preference)

    The others...I cant really tell you about since I'm not that much of nerdy guy.
  2. Thanks for the input (doesn't matter if you're good with computers or not, it is much appreciated). I really like the MoBo you showed me. I am definitely taking this one. I also chose this graphics card instead of the one I listed:
    SAPPHIRE 100314-3L Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102948
  3. Does anyone know if I will have compatibility issues with what I have written in up there and this graphics card and MoBo?
    SAPPHIRE 100314-3L Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814102948

    ASUS M5A97 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131767
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