I am looking to build my first PC and I was looking for some input regarding my components. I just want to make sure that I am looking at the right stuff and would be interested to know what you all think.
For a HDD and Optical Drive, I am just going to grab a 500GB or 1TB HDD and a standard DVD burner drive for now.
I would like to know if all these components are compatible. As far as I can tell they should be but I am new at this and would like a second opinion. I would also like to know if there are any areas of this list that I could cut back on to save some money and still maintain the CPU and the video card. With the motherboard, I am not sure if I am making the right choice, so input regarding that would be very much appreciated. Same for the power supply, I would like to stick with a modular, 80 Plus certified model but I do not fully know the power requirements of all these components.
I hope to get some good advice from this. Thank you all in advance.
^ Good advice. The 7850 is a great value. Intel cpus will use way less energy and for the money, are faster at most tasks. I would also recommend an SSD for your boot drive. They relieve the storage bottle neck that hard disks have. If you must go the AMD route, yes your parts will work fine, but there are better choices out there.