Building $650 PC. Help review before purchase.


I'm in the process of putting together my first PC and was hoping somebody could help make sure the things I get are not going to give me compatibility issues.

Mobo: Already Purchased
Asus M5A97

CPU: Already Purchased
AMD FX4170 Black edition

Video Card:
Radeon HD 6870

Kingston HyperX blu 8Gb (2x4)

OCZ Agility 3 60Gb SSD

Rosewill 630W


I'm already aware that the Mobo might need a bios update to run the FX CPU, but other than that I just want to make sure everything should work before I purchase the rest. Please post any suggestions for me or other produces that I should consider. I am on a budget so keep that in mind. Planning on using the PC as a gaming/media computer to hook up to my TV.
Thanks guys!
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  1. Get the Vertex 4. Much more reliable SSD. Change the PSU to a 650W Rosewill Capstone.
  2. Best answer
    Everything looks good :)

    Though I've heard certain Rosewill PSU's to be a hit or miss, so I would recommend something like Corsair, Seasonic, or Antec. - This PSU is currently $59 with the 15% discount. The Hive series from what I understand, is very reputable. The one you listed will work, but I wouldn't trust my life with it :lol:

    Good luck and have fun!
  3. Thanks for the help Gentlemen,

    I don't think the case that I posted has any fans built into it. Is that something I should consider when buying cases?

    Also this Antec PSU is on sale for today. Would this be more reliable than the Rosewill Hive?
  4. Oh yes! If I had the option, I would choose the Antec PSU in a heartbeat :lol:
  5. Decided I am going to get a better case. Its on a deal right now and has great reviews. Antec 900 black steel.

    Thanks for the help guys. Ill probably purchase everything tonight!
  6. Get this Case

    Comes with 3 fans:
    120mm Fans
    - 1 x Front 120mm Blue LED Fan
    - 1 x Rear 120mm Fan
    •140mm Fans
    - 1 x Top 140mm Fan
  7. If you're willing to spend about 80-100 dollars on a case, I would highly recommend something like this

    The Antec 900 and Rosewill Challenger have almost NO cable management possibilities. My brother uses the Blackbone and Challenger for two of his rigs and they are not the best for the most optimal airflow/cable management.
  8. Best answer selected by smpotter12.
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