My fisrt build

would live advise on my first built, this is what i got in my cart so far

Rosewill REDBONE U3 Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
GIGABYTE GA-A75-UD4H FM1 AMD A75 (Hudson D3) SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
OCZ ZS Series 750W 80PLUS Bronze High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandy Bridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom
G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL9D-8GBSR
AMD A8-3870K Unlocked Llano 3.0GHz Socket FM1 100W Quad-Core Desktop APU with DirectX 11 Graphic AMD Radeon HD 6550D AD3870WNGXBOX
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  1. Way to much power supply for that build. A 300w is more than enough. Now if you're going to tell us you're planning on going crossfire down the road then begin with a different processor and discrete GPU altogether.
  2. Don't go with the llano's....What is your total budget?
  3. Yes plan on going Crossfire in future for now using old Nvidia GT8500.
    What CPU would be a better buy and are the integrated graphics in the A8-3870k better than my GT8500. Could I just get a better CPU and use my old GT8500 on the mean time.
    Want to keep it under $500.00 for now until I can get more funds...
    Currently have a 24" 1680*1050 monitor.
  4. The llano should be good enough but if you save money on some of the other parts like ram/psu and mobo you can probably get something better.
  5. What about an i3-2100 and asrock z68 extreme 3 gen 3? A corsair cx430 power supply, and maybe you will have enough for a decent video card.
  6. a 960T is 129, saving you $10.
    I'd grab a gigabyte 970 bd for 90 saving you $25.

    Thats $30 you can put towards a new GPU right from the start.

    Heres a 6670, equivalent to the a8 integrated gpu, for $50 after rebate.

    and you end up with a much better system for only $20 more.
  7. This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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