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: ForumNeed advice on a new computer build ! ForumLooking for advice to build new computer ForumAny advice for my new computer build ForumLooking for advice on the build of my new gaming computer ForumNew Computer Build Help / Advice Forumhttp://www.tomshardware.com/forum/ [...] rts-stores Forumhttp://www.tomshardware.com/forum/ [...] rts-stores ForumNew Computer Build , need advice . ForumBuilding a new gaming/general-use computer - parts advice ? ForumNeed advice on a new computer build ForumNew Computer Build seeking advice ForumFirst Computer Build , Browsing, Photoshop, Advice Required ForumFirst Computer Build Advice Forum$800 budget gaming computer build advice ForumProfessional Advice on my New Build Please ForumNew build advice - ripping/video encoding ForumAdvice on a new build ForumNeed some advice on new HTPC build ForumIs this a good budget gaming build?? More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !