Is this amd system a good build

cpu :Phenom II Quad X4 - 975 BE(will be overclocked to 4ghz with stock heatsink)
mobo:Gigabyte MA880GM-USB3L
corsair ram4x2gb 1333mhz
kingston 64gb ssd
psu:antec 430d
gpu:amd 6870 1gb
hdd:seagate 500gb 3gbs
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  1. Buy 2X4GB RAM to have the option for a future upgrade. And an 500W PSU.
  2. I simply cannot reccomend any of the AMD products anymore.

    Go Intel, for your own good.
  3. i5-2500k with Z68 mobo is certainly the most recommended build path for new systems.
  4. what are you going to use this pc for?
    if it's a general purpose pc for day to day stuff, the configuration looks good. you're gonna have to buy a whole new build after 2-3 years though.
    if it's for gaming:
    don't oc with the stock heat sink if you don't want to fry your cpu. amd's b.e. stock coolers are good, but i don't think they're that good.
    your motherboard doesn't seem to support am3+ cpu, so you will have to buy a new motherboard if you upgrade either your motherboard or your cpu.
    get a better psu for better headroom for oc and the gfx card.
  5. i use this cpu for both everyday purpose and gaming
  6. To make this a bit easier ..... What's your budget? And where are you buying from?
  7. if you're okay with not upgrading, the build looks okay. if you oc, get a better psu and an aftermarket cooler. use this psu calculator for determining psu wattage (include overclocking, peak load, capacitor aging).
    http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp
  8. budget is 680$ from india
  9. Dude : The Phenom II platform is almost 4 years old. Just take a look at this and at least consider 1155.

    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/288?vs=435
  10. see this build
    intel core i5 2320
    mobo:intel dh67vr
    corsair 8gb 4x2 1333mhz ram(choosing 8gb because i watch movies ,play music or browse internet will burning disks or converting videos or playing games)
    xfx pro 550 psu
    zebronics reaper cabinet(very cheap gaming cabinet in my area) like only 30$
    seagate 500gb 3gb/s 7200 rpm(already purchased)
    nvidia gtx 560ti if no ssd ,gtx 560 with ssd(still dont know whether i need ssd for everyday computing im using hdd currently it takes so much time to use the apps in my windows after booting)
  11. You should get the new FX-4100. You will hear many go on and on about how the FX series isn't this or that. But they are, and they will work.

    (And no I am not a fanboy, if he had a bigger budget I would tell him to get the i5 2500k)
  12. imo this build (core i5 2320) is better than the amd phenom build.
    good cpu, gfx card choices.
    64 gb ssds are boot drives at best. if you want to install multiple games on the ssd, get at least 100-120 gb. but those ssds would be beyond your budget.
    for gaming, 560ti would be better than the 560 non ti. gtx 560 performs similarly to (usually cheaper)radeon hd 6870.
  13. Go for a cheaper 955BE instead (if you can find one or get a 960T if you can't) and get a good CPU cooler. Don't OC with the stock cooler, it's not a good idea. For the motherboard I would say go with this

    ASRock 870 Extreme3 $79.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157272

    or this

    ASRock 970 EXTREME4 $104.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157262
  14. many said phenom ii 960t is not sold in my area..so im not going to it..so gtx 560 wll be good right at 1080p
  15. vishalaestro said:
    many said phenom ii 960t is not sold in my area..so im not going to it..so gtx 560 wll be good right at 1080p


    Your probably going to want the GTX 560Ti over the GTX 560 if you can fit it into budget. The performance is quite a bit better and the 560Ti allows for some huge over-clocks >950MHz+

    If anything, just grab a Z68 motherboard and an i3-2120 or similar. It will allow you better future upgrade options and you'll regret being stuck with an AMD build like 99% of other people who have seen what Socket 1155 can do.

    i3-2120
    Z68 motherboard
    GTX 560Ti
    500w PSU
    7200RPM HDD
    60/64GB SSD
  16. AdrianPerry said:
    Your probably going to want the GTX 560Ti over the GTX 560 if you can fit it into budget. The performance is quite a bit better and the 560Ti allows for some huge over-clocks >950MHz+

    If anything, just grab a Z68 motherboard and an i3-2120 or similar. It will allow you better future upgrade options and you'll regret being stuck with an AMD build like 99% of other people who have seen what Socket 1155 can do.

    i3-2120
    Z68 motherboard
    GTX 560Ti
    500w PSU
    7200RPM HDD
    60/64GB SSD

    i dont want a z68 mobo.. i cant overclock with my hot room temp thats why im sticking with a h67 even i can go to h61 but i need usb 3 sata 6gb/s for ssd..even i cant overclock my gpu im currently using 9600gt my lowest temp is 46c in idle ..i dont want to overclock any of my components..if i had to upgrade i can do that only after 4 years can u say an i3 will sustain for that much year thats why im going to i5..benchmarks say that gtx560ti is only 5% faster than gtx 560..
  17. AdrianPerry said:
    Your probably going to want the GTX 560Ti over the GTX 560 if you can fit it into budget. The performance is quite a bit better and the 560Ti allows for some huge over-clocks >950MHz+

    If anything, just grab a Z68 motherboard and an i3-2120 or similar. It will allow you better future upgrade options and you'll regret being stuck with an AMD build like 99% of other people who have seen what Socket 1155 can do.

    i3-2120
    Z68 motherboard
    GTX 560Ti
    500w PSU
    7200RPM HDD
    60/64GB SSD


    I don't regret my AMD build.
  18. AdrianPerry said:
    Your probably going to want the GTX 560Ti over the GTX 560 if you can fit it into budget. The performance is quite a bit better and the 560Ti allows for some huge over-clocks >950MHz+

    If anything, just grab a Z68 motherboard and an i3-2120 or similar. It will allow you better future upgrade options and you'll regret being stuck with an AMD build like 99% of other people who have seen what Socket 1155 can do.

    i3-2120
    Z68 motherboard
    GTX 560Ti
    500w PSU
    7200RPM HDD
    60/64GB SSD


    I have a stable 560 @ 960Mhz.
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