My first gaming computer

i bet there are a lot of posts like this on this website, but i thought since this is my first time building a computer i should get some feedback on the parts list i made before actually buying anything.

PCPartPicker part list:
Price breakdown by merchant:

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($94.98 @ Outlet PC)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H50  Liquid CPU Cooler  ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth 990FX ATX  AM3+ Motherboard  ($204.05 @ Compuvest)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1333 Memory  ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M4 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk  ($72.51 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card  ($305.66 @ Newegg)
Case: Azza Solano 1000R ATX Full Tower Case  ($107.88 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Cooler Master Elite Power 460W ATX12V Power Supply  ($28.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer  ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)


Base Total:          $967.84                

Mail-in Rebates:               -$35.00                

Shipping:             $12.18  

Total:     $945.02

I wouldn't want to spend more than this but i'm not sure if i could build an intel system that's better for the same price.

or maybe this video card is too good for this motherboard.

or maybe the processor isn't good enough.

or maybe you knowone of the parts i selected isn't reliable.

  So, any thoughts?

youre links dont work, but for 900 you can do realy nice things to a build.

i would say stay with amd i will gonne make a list :)

grtz kira

Links don't work, but I think the mobo is overkill.

The motherboard is overkill, the ASRock Extreme9 990FX is really a good value for the money, alternately, if that color isn't your thing, the ASRock Fatal1ty 990FX... Memory is rather slow and you should have two modules. I like Patriot Viper 3 2133 MHz. Power supply is also insufficient, you should consider the Corsair CX 600W.

Sabertooth paired with a Phenom II gave me the lulz. Definitely overkill for that processor. I have a build for a friend that, with a few minor changes like a different, slightly cheaper case, might fit your budget and will give you far better performance than what you've got picked out here.

I should say, at least in the CPU department. Same GPU as what you have already. I'd look at what I have picked out already, make some edits to fit your budget and ask for some more suggestions. Unless you're absolutely deadset on watercooling and an SSD (one 64GB SSD? Probably not the best idea), then ignore it.

 thanks to everyone for all the quick responses.

i forgot to mention, but i have another hard drive from my old computer which i also plan on using, so the 64gb one wouldn't be the only one. that would be pretty silly.


  That makes sense about the motherboard being overkill with the phenom ii. Thanks MysteryAngel and Stemor 61 for the lists you posted, i think i will get an AMD FX-8350 instead of the phenom ii. the lists you posted look very good, i will probably build something very close to those.

also i wanted to get a large case because i heard they would be easier to use, but i might change mymind and get a mid sized one instead.

thats cool, that make sense.

option1:   970 chipset

option2:    990FX chipset board. 

diffrence between 970 and 990FX chipsets boards is that 990fx chipset supports both sli or crosfire setup, 970 chipsets only support crosfire.

but with this single gpu setup, it doesnt make sence :)

only the gigabyte board will be better wenn you plan to overclock.

Mistery's build looks pretty good - if you are going for a single GPU system then the 970 will be adequate and save you some dollars. Though I have read that the ASUS 970 boards will be better if you want to tinker with overclocking.

I loled hard, Sabertooth 990FX with a phenom 2, 1 x 8 gb 1333, buying an Azza case, a 460w shit sack powersupply for any build. My sides have ascended into outer space.

Get a 970 mobo, get 2x4 1866, get a real case and if you say HAF X I'll laugh harder, also get an 80+ powersupply that is actually enough to power everything.

what about taxes? 

Thats true. but i just looked for the board with the most feutures for the best price, with the 970 build. you can ofc chance that board to a Asus M5A97 r2.0 if he likes.but  it hass less fuetures. he did not talked about overclocking. thats why i chosed  for the Asrock at the 970 build.

Just assumed your budget is like 1,000 since you never really said. The PSU is only 3 stars on pcpp, but only has 2 reviews. On newegg it's rated pretty well. Didn't throw a hard drive in tho.

You need a larger psu (AMD recommends at least 500w) and that mobo is very much overkill. Also since games are starting to use more cores you might want to get a cheaper mobo for around 150 or so and get something like a 6300 or an 8320 for a little more power.