First Build

I was wondering if Iwas making any terriable mistakes with my build. Thanks for your time!

P.S. Here's a song for your enjoyment:

First of all at micro center you can get a deal for mobo + cpu bundles so I'd do that. For that same price you could probably get a fx 6300 and a 970 mobo. The hdd is only 500gb and for $60-70 you can get a 1tb which is probably worth it. As for the gpu, I'm not sure. I personally would try to find a cheap 7850, or a better deal on the 7770.

Both of these also come with free games, farcy 3, tomb raider and bioshock (respectively for the 7770 then the 7850). I'd probably also go with a cheaper like $40 case, and I don't think you'll really need 650w unless you plan to sli in the future with the same psu


You need a aftermarket cooler like a hyper 212 

not bad but you can have this for a extra $20

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($92.99 @ NCIX US)

Motherboard: MSI 970A-G46 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($74.99 @ NCIX US)

Memory: Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($61.91 @ NCIX US)

Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.26 @ Amazon)

Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($169.99 @ Microcenter)

Case: Gigabyte GZ-P5HB5C (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($37.98 @ SuperBiiz)

Power Supply: Silverstone Strider Essential 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply($66.30 @ Newegg) 

Total: $563.42

That looks pretty good. Plus you get crysis 3 for free from micro center ^