New Computer Build Advice Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: November 7, 2012 5:09 AM in Systems Share uJhiteLiger November 7, 2012 2:32:20 AM Im new to building (i'm 13) and i need to know if these components are compatible with each other (I am a gamer, I need some tips for this computer) Case: COOLER MASTER Elite 311 RC-311B-RWN1 Red Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX Motherboard: ECS A880GM-M7 (V2.0) AM3 AMD 880G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard Memory: Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Desktop Memory Model KHX1333C9D3B1K2/8G Graphics Card: PowerColor AX7850 1GBD5-DH Radeon HD 7850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card Hard Drive: Western Digital WD Blue WD10EZEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive Power Supply: APEVIA ATX-CB700W 700W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply - OEM SSD: Intel 330 Series Maple Crest SSDSC2CT120A3K5 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) Burner: LG DVD Burner 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model GH24NS90 - OEM Sidenotes: -Will my GPU bottleneck my CPU? -Should I a higher Hard Drive/SSD/Memory size? (I am a gamer) -Any other tips? (I got all the items from newegg.com, so any sites you recommend?) More about : computer build advice g-unit1111 November 7, 2012 2:45:37 AM It's a good start - here's what I would suggest: 1. An FX-4300 is a better CPU for the price than the 965 is. 2. Apevia power supplies are complete garbage - do not purchase them. Get a Corsair or Seasonic instead. 3. Don't purchase an SSD on a budget - and Intel SSDs are not that good. Plus 120GB won't get you very far these days - you need a mechanical HD for this build. Get a 500GB now, add the SSD later on. 4. ECS motherboards are not that good, and if you get the CPU I mentioned you will need a 970 or 990FX and that's main,y due to the voltage requirements. Stick with Gigabyte or Asus. uJhiteLiger November 7, 2012 3:23:14 AM For the motherboard do you recommend the brands: Asus/ASRock/Foxconn Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer g-unit1111 November 7, 2012 5:09:03 AM uJhiteLiger said:For the motherboard do you recommend the brands: Asus/ASRock/Foxconn Asus and Asrock are good, I wouldn't touch Foxconn branded boards with a 10 foot pole. This is along the lines of what you would need: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Need advice on a new computer build ! Forum Looking for advice to build new computer Forum Any advice for my new computer build Forum Looking for advice on the build of my new gaming computer Forum New Computer Build Help / Advice Forum http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/ [...] rts-stores Forum http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/ [...] rts-stores Forum New Computer Build , need advice . Forum Building a new gaming/general-use computer - parts advice ? Forum Need advice on a new computer build Forum New Computer Build seeking advice Forum First Computer Build , Browsing, Photoshop, Advice Required Forum First Computer Build Advice Forum $800 budget gaming computer build advice Forum Professional Advice on my New Build Please Forum New build advice - ripping/video encoding Forum Advice on a new build Forum Need some advice on new HTPC build Forum Is this a good budget gaming build?? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !