Is everything here compatible and efficient for the money?

Kinky Korean

Nov 18, 2012
Building my first computer, I decided i'd go with a mid-ranged build. Before taxes it's chalked up to be 550ish $ Please let me know your thoughts and comments! If nothing major is brought up i will be buying it tomorrow or the day after. HELP ME COMPUTER WIZARDSSSS -flash of lightning- !

SIDE NOTE: One major question, will my mobo + cpu be significantly bottlenecking my gpu ?

GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 850MHZ 1GB 4.8GBPS GDDR5 DVI HDMI DVI-I/DVI-D/HDMI/DP PCI-E Video Card

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Quad Core Processor AM3 3.4GHZ 8MB Cache 125W 45NM Retail Box

MOBO: ASUS M5A97 R2.0 AMD970/SB950 ATX AM3+ DDR3 2PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 SATA3 USB3.0 CrossFireX Motherboard

PSU: XFX 550W PRO550W Core Edition Single Rail ATX 12V 44A 24PIN ATX Power Supply 80PLUS Bronze

HDD: Seagate Momentus ST9750420AS 750GB 7200RPM 16MB SATA 2.5in Notebook Hard Drive

CASE: Zalman Z9 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case Black 3X5.25 1X3.5 5X3.5INT No PS W/ Fan Controller & Temp Display

RAM: Patriot Viper 3 8GB 2X4GB PC3-12800 DDR3-1600 9-9-9-24 1.5V Dual Channel Memory Kit - Black Mamba


Only thig I see missing is a CPU Cooler and an Optical drive. If you want to OC that CPU you will want an aftermarket cooler. Also, you will need an optical drive if you don't already have one that you can reuse.

BTW, that Seagate Momentus drive is a little over priced. You can get a 1TB drive on right now for $74.99.