My first build

By mrbray91
Feb 20, 2012
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  1. this is my first build. i had i $500 budget so this is what i got. please give feedback.

    mobo: ASUS M5A97 AM3+ AMD 970
    cpu: AMD FX-4100 Zambezi 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo)
    ram: Crucial Ballistix 8GB (2 x 4GB)
    gpu: SAPPHIRE 100326DDR3L Radeon HD 6670 1GB 128-bit DDR3
    psu: Cm RS500-PCARD3-US 500W RT
    case: Thermaltake V3 Black Edition VL80001W2Z
  2. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,481   +44

    It looks okay, but did you leave room to buy an os, keyboard, monitor?

    Where is your HDD?

    If you have a $500 dollar budget I bet there are some people who would put something together for you.
  3. mrbray91

    mrbray91 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ya i bought a keyboard too and one of my friends said i could use his windows 7 til i get one of my own. i already had a hard drive and monitor.
  4. Buckshot420

    Buckshot420 TS Enthusiast Posts: 301

    Make sure your old HDD is SATA and not IDE. Your new MoBo does not support IDE devices ie. HDD, DVD-R, etc...
  5. amythompson172

    amythompson172 TS Rookie Posts: 17

    Considering your $500 budget, this system looks pretty good.

    The only thing, like buckshot said --

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