mother board -
GIGABYTE GA-A75M-D2H FM1 AMD A75 (Hudson D3) - chosen because friend said to use fm1 (for w/e reason didnt question) and then recommended a processor.
recommended by friend - AMD A8-3850 Llano 2.9GHz - was told this would be plenty good for gaming but im on the edge about it.
i was thinking - AMD A8-3870K Unlocked Llano 3.0GHz - for the small cost increase this one is unlocked so i can overclock it so id think it to be worth it.
*for both of those, MoBo and Cpu, i dont know too much about the difference in socket type or brand differences so please help .*
video card -
picked out - XFX Double D HD-695X-CDFC Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 - going to flash to a 6970, similar to the card i have and i like mine so of course id say this one.
*do want to make sure it goes with everything else though >.>*
picked out - Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) - felt like a good price for good ram. any thoughts?
picked out - CORSAIR H80 - along with being recommended by friend i figured it would be a good choice to keep the processor cool even if i overclock it.
Power supply -
picked out - CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified - was told it was fine with set up, other than that have no idea ^ ^.
*if power isn't enough or if that is just a bad one please suggest a better one*
picked out - Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s - good size and seems like it will work.
and then a simple dvd/cd driver nothing fancy
this computer will be heavily used for gaming but he also writes and edits music.
any help or approval will be greatly appreciated and don't be to critical this is the first set up I've worked on lol
thank you for reading ^ ^