This is my first gaming pc build and I'm wondering if the parts would make a good system. XFX Radeon HD 6870. Apevia 700W PSU. AMD FX-4100 3.6GHz Quad-Core. ASUS AM-3 AM 770 Motherboard. Western Digital Caviar Green 500GB Harddrive. G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB. Encore 7.1,24 bit,96KHz. Rosewill RCX-71 Long Life Ball CPU Heatsink and Fan. Raidmax Tornado ATX-238WU Case.
I agree with nekulturny I had a fx6100 and its was not very good and for some reason it had lots if issues with gaming. I have a dual core i3 that is just better all around in my opinion and just as cheap as amd with the option of upgrading later to a i5 or i7. I also agree with his choice of motherboard and psu. I just checked the amps on the psu you picked and it is specked like a 300 watt good psu. Make sure when you are shopping for a psu you check the amps. You want to look at the 12v rail and in the case of the corsair below it is 12V@34A if you notice the one you picked has a max of 16 amps on the 12 volt rail and from what I understand that just will not cut it for a gaming rig. My asus 6870 recommend a psu with a minimum of 12v@40a I don't know if that is a good guess for all gpu' s or just mine. You can always tell the quality of a psu because the good ones have a higher amperage on the 12volt rail.