//revised// this is what i am thinking now. let me know what you think. this should!! (what i could figure out)
all be compatible, but i am new so.... might not be
1 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6811119160
2 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6813131736
3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6819103727
4 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6820231460
5 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6832116986
(added win7 home prem)
6 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6820148448
7 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6817997013
(adapter 3.5"-2.5" for ssd)
8 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814131464
(diff graphics card)
9 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6827135204
as always thanks! for your knowledge i do appreciate it very much. as i want my first build to be a successful and happy project. and let me know is there is a particular amd graphics card i should check out. thanks again everyone!
I agree with your second choice of processor here, but for the SSD I would get this Mushkin Chronos Enhanced 120GB
Sure you loose 8GB of space, but its cheaper right now, a much faster drive, especially on write speeds, and it comes with a 2.5" to 3.5" adapter.
In fact, I did get that Mushkin SSD (and am about to buy a second one for RAID-0), here is my current data on it: Windows 8 Preview 32bit edition installation completed in less than 8 minutes from USB thumb drive. From cold start up (i.e. PSU just plugged in after swapping parts) to surfing with Internet Explorer = 28 seconds after initial installation under Windows 8 default drivers.
Benchmark #'s all numbers are in MegaBytes per Second & rounded off to lowest whole number.
ATTO 2.46 - Avg read =481 - Max read =504
ATTO 2.46 - Avg Write =451 - Max Write =543
HDTach 126.96.36.199 (long test) - Burst =397
HDTach 188.8.131.52 (long test) - Avg Read =350
CrystalDisk 3.0.1 - 9 runs - 1000MB size
Seq Read =206 - Seq Write =123
512K Read =190 - 512K Write =123
4K Read =21 - 4K Write =90
4K QD32 Read =136 - 4K QD32 Write =119
CrystalDisk 3.0.1 - 9 runs - 4000MB size
Seq Read =205 - Seq Write =122
512K Read =188 - 512K Write =123
4K Read =17 - 4K Write =84
4K QD32 Read =127 - 4K QD32 Write =118
The CrystalDisk numbers look pretty bad, but they were more than double those numbers before I installed the AMD motherboard drivers, seems the default Windows 8 drivers may be better than AMD's latest... But oddly, with the AMD drivers in place, the computer is now ready to use from cold start in just 21 seconds.