My First Gaming PC

So, making my first gaming PC. Need some thoughts/ suggestions about my build. Here are the specs:

  • CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition
  • Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
  • RAM: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
  • Power Supply: CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC
  • GPU: MIS R7870 HAWK
  • HDD: WD Caviar Blue 500GB 7200 RPM

Any suggestions/ thoughts on this build? Please post them, I could use any knowledge you guys can share with me.

Please, I need your help! ;_;

seems fine.


$600 (Buying from Amazon)

what's your budget

eh seems okay, I'd recommend 1155 because of future upgradablility but I've used the phenom IIs before and they are okay, you'll want to get a hyper 212 later on and OC to 4Ghz, not that hard