Hey, I'm doing a first time build. I'm pretty sure there shouldn't be any issues with this set up, but being that I am a newcomer to PC building, I wanted to make sure I wasn't going to fry anything when I put this together.
I am aware this is not an exceptionally high-end PC and I chose these parts as a negotiation between cost and my ultimate goal which is to be able to enjoy Empire: Total War and perhaps a few more games over hopefully the next year, so try and refrain from mashing me with your shouldas :P
Not sure if I've provided enough info for each piece of hardware for any of you to make a judgement, since I don't expect you to read up on each thing, but in case any of you see any discrepencies in the compatibility then that will at least help me out.
CPU: Amd Phenom Ii X4 940
Motherboard: ASUS M3N78 Pro ATX AM2+ GeForce 8300 PCI-E16
Memory: Crucial Ballistix BL2KIT25664AA80A PC2-6400 4GB 2X2GB DDR2-800
two of those to max the possible 8GB of ram on the board
Case: Thermaltake Wing RS 100 Piano Black ATX
Harddrive: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB SATA2 3.5IN 8.5MS 7200RPM 16MB
PSU: Coolermaster Extreme Power Plus 460W ATX Power Supply 12V V2.3 20/24PIN 80MM Fan
Going to disable the onboard graphics and put in:
Diamond Radeon HD 4670 750MHZ 1024MB 1.8GHZ GDDR3 PCI-E
Got another fan and obviously a dvd-drive, and going to use vista home edition 64-bit, which as far as I've read can take advantage of the whole 8 gigs of RAM.
See anything I'm missing or have overlooked, let me know, thanks