Hi, I'm going to be building my first computer (for gaming) here soon and i would like to see if the items i have chosen are compatible.
Also, if you guys have any advice or could recommend me something better, it would be greatly appreciated.
Keep in mind that this is my first build, and i have a pretty tight budget. i don't want to go over $500, (what i have chosen now is about $430) and i will be using windows 7 as my OS
MSI ATI Radeon HD6670 1 GB DDR5 VGA/DVI/HDMI PCI-Express Video Card R6670-MD1GD5
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black AM3 3.4Ghz 512KB 45NM 125W 4000MHZ
Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus Series 500W ATX12V V2.3 Power Supply (RS500-PCARD3-US)
Cooler Master Cooler Master Elite 430 Mid Tower ATX Case with Window (RC-430-KWN1)
Western Digital 250 GB Scorpio Black SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 RPM 16 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Notebook Hard Drive
Not too bad but I do have a few observations.
1) The ram you chose is not on the M5A97's QVL (nor is the mobo on the ram's QML) there could be potential issues using that ram... this ram is "guaranteed compatible" by Crucial http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
much of the ram from the QVL is out of stock at NewEgg...
2) I'm wondering if there isn't a better graphics card in your price range...
The rest looks really good