First-time builder; is this good?

I've been building this gaming-PC for about 4 days. I am a first-time builder, and I don't know all the rules for compatibility. Could anyone confirm what I've checked before I buy all of it! :X Thank you!! Any general comments or nit-picking performance swapouts is also welcome!


ASRock M3A785GXH/128M AM3 AMD 785G HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard


AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor

Video card:

SAPPHIRE 100296HDMI Radeon HD 4670 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

Power Supply:

Antec BP550 Plus 550W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.2 Modular Active PFC Power Supply


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


SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

CD/DVD drive:

ASUS Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM


Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case


Hanns·G HW-191APB Black 19" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 700:1 Built-in Speakers


Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM

1 Answer

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago
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    Everything seems to be compatible. But a few things of note:

    ASRock motherboards aren't very good. It'd spring for an Asus board... it shouldn't cost much extra.

    Video card's a little low-end, but if that's all you can afford that should suffice for now until you can upgrade later.

    I'm not a fan of that case. I mean, a case is going to be personal preference anyway, but for $100 you could get something nicer.

    This is the case I have and it's awesome:

    If it's a little big/pricy for you, I used this case for my friend and it was very well constructed as well:

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