My First Gaming PC

I have my specs for my build right here:

  • CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition
  • Motherboard: BIOSTAR TA75M FM1 AMD A75 FM1
  • RAM: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
  • Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V
  • GPU: ASUS Radeon 7850
  • HDD: WD Caviar Blue 500GB 7200 RPM

I would like to know your thoughts on this build, also if any of these parts are not compatible with each other please tell me. This is also my first time building a computer so please correct me on any mistakes I might have made.

970 motherboard

Can you maybe give me a link on Amazon/ newegg? And why would this motherboard be better?

That processor does not fit in that motherboard.  Hence the new motherboard suggestion.

MSI 990XA-GD55 looks good for the money.

Thank you very much jeffrly! I really appreciate the feedback!

What would you recommend for a motherboard that is around $70 that is compatible with my CPU?

For $70 I guess I'd go with ASRock 970 EXTREME3.

Thank you very much. That will most definetly be a motherboard I will look into. :D

You dont really have a choice. Change the chipset, or new mother board.I reccomend the FX-4300 Vishera. Quite a good cpu for $130 not much more than the Phenom.