Like so many others, I'm taking th eplunge and building my own PC for some gaming and other casual stuff like MS Office. I haven't had a PC that a decent graphics card in over 10 years now, I've been all PS3 lately.
So in building this, will I have any problems putting this together? Any recommended updates after I build it besides drivers? Such as, should I update the BIOS?
Thanks in advance for any input.
CPU: AMD FX-4100 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.99 @ Amazon)
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($45.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: W.Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal HD ($69.7 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 1GB Video Card ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($36.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($25.97 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VH242H 23.6" Monitor ($155.98 @ Amazon)
Operating System: MS Windows 7 Home Premium Full ($148.99 @ Amazon)
looks pretty good I dont see any compatibility issues....the only thing is if you could afford to spend like 20-30 bucks more and get a 6870 instead of a 6850....the performance increase would be worth it especially because you are getting a 1080p monitor too....heres a link to a good card
other than that it looks good...do you have plans to crossfire in the future? If not you could get a lower wattage psu for a little cheaper but sometimes its always good to have the option open
also one other thing to think about is windows 8...if you are really into that you could hold off on buying windows 7 and run the preview of windows 8 until it comes out and then buy that (comes out October 26th)