Custom PC Build Check :)


This is my first custom build and I want to make it nice, yet affordable.
My Budget is under $500.

If something is not compatible or anyone knows of something better please tell me :)
And I am using ONE provider for this, so anything anyone finds I want all the components from one provider. Thank you.

Components as Listed: Amazon

ASUS M5A97 R2.0 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

PROCESSOR: AMD Phenom II X4 965 AM3 3.4Ghz 512KB 45NM 125W 4000MHZ


PSU: Thermaltake TR2 600W

RAM: PNY Optima MD4096KD3-1333 4GB Dual Channel Kit DDR3 1333 MHz PC3-10666 Desktop DIMM Memory Kit

Hard Drive: Western Digital 1 TB WD Blue SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive

CASE: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer Gaming Mid Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0 Ports (SGC-1000-KWN1)

OPTICAL DRIVE: Asus 24xDVD-RW Serial ATA Internal OEM Drive DRW-24B1ST

The folks down at CompUSA recommended a SSD...but I don't like low storage space.

I'm also getting Windows 7..going half on it with someone after I get the stuff but...just asking if these are compatible yet :)

I'm not a computer wiz but this is something I have always wanted to do, rather than constantly buying I tried to increase my Gateway DX4300-11...not so good... I already have the PSU and the GPU...
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  1. Hi :)

    You forgot an Operating system...

    All the best Brett :)
  2. Since you already have the PSU, I won't recommend swapping it out.

    You should really consider getting an SSD, however, since you can always use a larger HDD for storage. This is what I personally do (and many others) to give you the best of both worlds.

    Using an HDD as storage wouldn't effect performance of data stored on it since you're only doing one thing at a time from the HDD; your SSD can concentrate on your OS and other misc programs you install on it.
  3. Brett928S2 said:
    Hi :)

    You forgot an Operating system...

    All the best Brett :)

    Windows 7...but I did not mention it because I'm going half on it with someone else.
    (Updated the main message)
  4. My only comment would be to try and get faster RAM. These days RAM is dirt cheap and it shouldn't cost you more than a few more $s.
  5. Best answer
    Jariah said:
    Cool, good Idea.
    So you think the build is legit?

    It gets the seal of approval from me :)
  6. Cool, good Idea.
    So you think the build is legit?
  7. mocchan said:
    It gets the seal of approval from me :)

    Thank you!! :sol:
  8. $415.13 - each item is free shipping
    Room for more!! yay
  9. You're welcome :)
  10. Best answer selected by Jariah.
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