Solved First Build, Check Specs Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: November 17, 2012 1:00 AM in Systems Share rydhutton November 9, 2012 3:27:36 AM I'm putting together my first custom PC and want to make sure I'm getting a good system, just want to know if my parts work together and any suggestions on better parts, preferably not more expensive. Case: Rosewill Blackhawk ATX w/ 5 pre installed fans Mobo: MSI 990FXA-GD65V2 AM3 AMD990FX CPU: AMD FX-8320 Vishera 3.5Ghz (4.0 turbo) AM3 PSU: Rosewill Capstone 750W 80 gold 12V rail GPU: XFX Double D radeon 7870 GHz edition Black edition RAM: Corsair Vengence 8GB 1600mhz HDD: WD Black 1TB 7200RPM More about : build check specs rydhutton November 9, 2012 3:37:03 AM P.S. I need a quick response strife_ff7 November 9, 2012 3:40:56 AM If this is a gaming build I'd go with an i5 3470 http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite... and this mobo msi z77a-g45 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Related resources First time to build - please help cross check specs - Forum First Build . Check out my system specs and give me pointers on build ? - Forum First time Builder - Check my Specs ! - Forum First -time builder, specs check please - Forum Need of specs for first PC build - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Best solution excella1221 November 9, 2012 3:41:12 AM Looks good to me. I assume the 750w PSU is because you'll be adding a 2nd 7870 in the future for Crossfire. If not, drop it down to a 500-550w unit. Other than that, everything looks good. Unless you want to bring costs down and want alternatives suggestions, that is. rydhutton November 9, 2012 3:53:25 AM the AMD 8320 benchmarks higher and has one of the top price/performance ratios I've ever seen http://www.cpubenchmark.net/high_end_cpus.html and excella I do not know if I will add another GPU but my 750W power supply is about the same price as a lower power supply but maybe I'll look at a Corsair HX650 since their pretty well rated, thank you strife_ff7 November 9, 2012 4:03:03 AM For gaming the i5 3470 is better http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/698?vs=702 excella1221 November 9, 2012 4:10:22 AM Get either of these instead. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=59615&vpn=P1550SXXB9&m... 550w is actually already more than plenty for a single GPU system. The reason for the 630w suggestion is because it's on sale and it's basically a steal. About the CPUs, the FX-8320 is fine. Games are mostly GPU reliant, not so much on CPU. Piledriver is a great update from the Bulldozer line. The FX-8320 is basically the FX-8350 minus 0.5Ghz which you can easily OC. rydhutton November 17, 2012 1:00:51 AM Best answer selected by rydhutton. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumHelp me check my build specs before I order ForumFirst -Time Builder Spec Check ForumNewbie Building his first Build ( Specs ) ForumFirst build compatibility check ForumPlease Check My First Build ForumFirst Build System, Let me know of the specs ! Forum1kish budget- first build-spec check /advice ForumFirst time Build need spec check ForumPrice check on laptop of these specs ForumFirst Build Specs /Price Effective? Advice Please. ForumFirst Build Specs ForumDat build... ForumNew Computer Build Forum$700 First(ish) build. Is it Kosher? Forum[Solved] I'm looking to build a new computer and wanted suggestions. More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !