First Build Need Advice :)


Feb 23, 2010
Approximate Purchase Date: Most probably by the end of September, early October at the latest.

Budget Range: $900 tops.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming (BF3, diablo 3, witcher 2, etc.)

Parts Not Required: I already have a Thermalthake 750W modular power supply that I bought couple of months ago to start my new build but had to delay it due to masters degree getting crazy :p, keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: or

Country of Origin: U.S.

Parts Preferences: I would like an AMD machine (with AM3+ socket) since it appears to be cheaper, but suggestions are welcome of course.

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: None


Include a list of any parts you have already selected with descriptively labeled links for parts.

COOLER MASTER RC-692-KKN2 CM690 II Advanced Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100314VXSR Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL

ASUS 24X DVD Burner

Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB

ASUS M5A99X EVO AM3+ AMD 990X SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM

Thanks in advance guys,