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Hi Tom's Hardware! I'm building my first gaming PC and I have selected the parts. This PC would normally be used to play games such as Minecraft, In-browser games, and other games on Steam. I was wondering if anyone could tell me if the parts are compatible? I'm anxious to start the build! Here are the parts:

UPDATED2 Case: http://www.costcaptain.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=C&Product_Code=DX_Z9&gclid=CPnfobn4qLkCFUOd4Aod-wIApA

UPDATED Power Supply: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207013&nm_mc=KNC-GoogleAdwords&cm_mmc=KNC-GoogleAdwords-_-pla-_-Power+Supplies-_-N82E16817207013&gclid=CLWDhYDwqLkCFUmk4AodrTQAxw


UPDATED4 Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130637


UPDATED2 Processor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113286

UPDATED5 RAM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233335

UPDATED4 Hard Drive: http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=bsd&cs=04&sku=A5697243&ef_id=UiPSUQAAAAkqaQqI:20130905014710:s&dgc=ST&cid=262075&lid=4742361&acd=1230980794501410

DVD Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

UPDATED4 Video Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131473

Thank you SO much for taking the time to read, and answer my inquiry. Also, if you have any suggestions, let me know!

Thanks,
Aaron
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  1. Best answer
    The PSu is trash. Needs to be Antec, XFX, COrsair, Seasonic.

    the GPU is so weak it will barely play an hd video. No gaming at all will happen with this. You should spend 2x the CPU price on the GPU.

    WAYYY too much CPU. Get an i5 at MOST. Bu you should get an fx6300 on this budget.

    Motherboard will not fit in the case and is stupid overkill.

    too much RAm 8gb is plenty for gaming.
  2. tiny voices said:
    The PSu is trash. Needs to be Antec, XFX, COrsair, Seasonic.

    the GPU is so weak it will barely play an hd video. No gaming at all will happen with this. You should spend 2x the CPU price on the GPU.

    WAYYY too much CPU. Get an i5 at MOST. Bu you should get an fx6300 on this budget.

    Motherboard will not fit in the case and is stupid overkill.

    too much RAm 8gb is plenty for gaming.



    Hi Tiny Voices. Thanks for your words of wisdom! I have updated the things you suggestion. Please review them if you can. Also, Do you know what kind of case would fit the Motherboard? I would like to keep this motherboard. Also, is there an affordable Video Card you reccomend?

    Thanks,
    Aaron
  3. energezer said:
    tiny voices said:
    The PSu is trash. Needs to be Antec, XFX, COrsair, Seasonic.

    the GPU is so weak it will barely play an hd video. No gaming at all will happen with this. You should spend 2x the CPU price on the GPU.

    WAYYY too much CPU. Get an i5 at MOST. Bu you should get an fx6300 on this budget.

    Motherboard will not fit in the case and is stupid overkill.

    too much RAm 8gb is plenty for gaming.



    Hi Tiny Voices. Thanks for your words of wisdom! I have updated the things you suggestion. Please review them if you can. Also, Do you know what kind of case would fit the Motherboard? I would like to keep this motherboard. Also, is there an affordable Video Card you reccomend?

    Thanks,
    Aaron


    That motherboard uses the "ATX" form factor, but the case only supports "Micro-ATX" and "Mini-ITX". Click here for a list of all compatible cases on Newegg.com.

    I would recommend a GTX 760 graphics card if you can afford it.
  4. Your CPU and motherboard do not work together. You need an am3+ board for that CPU.

    Your GPU will still only play games at lowest settings. Don't forget that gaming is 80% GPU power and 20% CPU power.

    For an ATX motherboard you need an ATX mid tower case. not microATX.

    Your RAM is stupid overpriced if it is 94 dollars. For $60 or less you can get 8gb RAM.
  5. tiny voices said:
    Your CPU and motherboard do not work together. You need an am3+ board for that CPU.

    Your GPU will still only play games at lowest settings. Don't forget that gaming is 80% GPU power and 20% CPU power.

    For an ATX motherboard you need an ATX mid tower case. not microATX.

    Your RAM is stupid overpriced if it is 94 dollars. For $60 or less you can get 8gb RAM.


    Check it now! I think I fixed everything... Make sure everything is compatible?

    Thanks,
    Aaron
  6. Get a WAY cheaper motherboard. Something like $85. use the rest on a better GPu. That gt640 will only play at lowest possible settings. It is not meant for gaming.
  7. tiny voices said:
    Get a WAY cheaper motherboard. Something like $85. use the rest on a better GPu. That gt640 will only play at lowest possible settings. It is not meant for gaming.


    Can you recommend a GPU to me?
  8. medium settings: gtx650ti or hd7770.

    medium/high settings: hd7850/ gtx 650ti BOOST

    mostly high settings and some max: gtx660/hd7870

    max settings: gtx760/hd7950

    max settings for a long time: gtx770/ hd7970.
  9. tiny voices said:
    medium settings: gtx650ti or hd7770.

    medium/high settings: hd7850/ gtx 650ti BOOST

    mostly high settings and some max: gtx660/hd7870

    max settings: gtx760/hd7950

    max settings for a long time: gtx770/ hd7970.


    Will this one be okay for my gaming purpose? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150642&nm_mc=KNC-GoogleAdwords&cm_mmc=KNC-GoogleAdwords-_-pla-_-Desktop+Graphics+Cards-_-N82E16814150642&gclid=CL6xiJqMqbkCFRGg4Aodf3gAhw
  10. tiny voices said:
    medium settings: gtx650ti or hd7770.

    medium/high settings: hd7850/ gtx 650ti BOOST

    mostly high settings and some max: gtx660/hd7870

    max settings: gtx760/hd7950

    max settings for a long time: gtx770/ hd7970.


    Also Updated the Motherboard. Please check it out.
  11. energezer said:
    tiny voices said:
    medium settings: gtx650ti or hd7770.

    medium/high settings: hd7850/ gtx 650ti BOOST

    mostly high settings and some max: gtx660/hd7870

    max settings: gtx760/hd7950

    max settings for a long time: gtx770/ hd7970.


    Will this one be okay for my gaming purpose? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150642&nm_mc=KNC-GoogleAdwords&cm_mmc=KNC-GoogleAdwords-_-pla-_-Desktop+Graphics+Cards-_-N82E16814150642&gclid=CL6xiJqMqbkCFRGg4Aodf3gAhw


    Yes, that would work, but this one is a better deal:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131473

    It has twice the memory, a better cooler, better reviews, and has the same offer for 2 free games.
  12. energezer said:
    tiny voices said:
    medium settings: gtx650ti or hd7770.

    medium/high settings: hd7850/ gtx 650ti BOOST

    mostly high settings and some max: gtx660/hd7870

    max settings: gtx760/hd7950

    max settings for a long time: gtx770/ hd7970.


    Also Updated the Motherboard. Please check it out.



    That won't work., sorry. The CPU is socket "AM3+", but the motherboard uses the older "AM3" socket. You will need a newer motherboard with an "AM3+" socket to use that CPU.
  13. flyoffacliff said:
    energezer said:
    tiny voices said:
    medium settings: gtx650ti or hd7770.

    medium/high settings: hd7850/ gtx 650ti BOOST

    mostly high settings and some max: gtx660/hd7870

    max settings: gtx760/hd7950

    max settings for a long time: gtx770/ hd7970.


    Also Updated the Motherboard. Please check it out.



    That won't work., sorry. The CPU is socket "AM3+", but the motherboard uses the older "AM3" socket. You will need a newer motherboard with an "AM3+" socket to use that CPU.


    This is exactly correct.
  14. tiny voices said:
    flyoffacliff said:
    energezer said:
    tiny voices said:
    medium settings: gtx650ti or hd7770.

    medium/high settings: hd7850/ gtx 650ti BOOST

    mostly high settings and some max: gtx660/hd7870

    max settings: gtx760/hd7950

    max settings for a long time: gtx770/ hd7970.


    Also Updated the Motherboard. Please check it out.



    That won't work., sorry. The CPU is socket "AM3+", but the motherboard uses the older "AM3" socket. You will need a newer motherboard with an "AM3+" socket to use that CPU.


    This is exactly correct.


    Sorry for the delay. Updated the MOBO, got cheaper RAM, downgraded the hard drive, and updated the Video Card. Please review! (I may just have it right this time...)

    Thanks,
    Aaron
  15. Everything looks good. the RAM could be better. You want 2x4gb kit and 1600mhz.
  16. tiny voices said:
    Everything looks good. the RAM could be better. You want 2x4gb kit and 1600mhz.


    Updated the RAM. Are you sure the motherboard will fit in the case? What do I need for mounting?
  17. Everything will fit no problem. The case will come with all the mounting hardware you need. Everything looks good to go.
  18. tiny voices said:
    Everything will fit no problem. The case will come with all the mounting hardware you need. Everything looks good to go.


    Just a quick last minute question before I start to buy parts-
    What CPU would be better? Although the 6300 has a cooling device, would it be worth it to get the 6350 for the 3.9GHz? Or should I just get the 6300 and overclock it?

    AMD FX-6300: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113286&nm_mc=OTC-pr1c3grabb3r&cm_mmc=OTC-pr1c3grabb3r-_-Processors+-+Desktops-_-AMD-_-19113286

    AMD FX-6350: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113327

    Thanks!
  19. Either one is fine. You will need an aftermarket cooler like a coolermaster hyper 212 evo if you want to overclock either.
  20. tiny voices said:
    Either one is fine. You will need an aftermarket cooler like a coolermaster hyper 212 evo if you want to overclock either.


    Would this power supply work? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099
  21. That is a CPU cooler, not a PSU. But yes it will be fine for overclocking.
  22. tiny voices said:
    That is a CPU cooler, not a PSU. But yes it will be fine for overclocking.


    Buying the CPU now.. Thank you so much for your help.
  23. No problem! Feel free to PM me if you need anything else.
  24. tiny voices said:
    No problem! Feel free to PM me if you need anything else.


    Sorry for the quick after-question.. Would this case (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147170&nm_mc=TEMC-CrossSellSOConfirmationUS-&cm_mmc=TEMC-TEMC-CrossSellSOConfirmationUS-_-content-_-Essentials-_-11-147-170) be just as fine as the previous one? The blue LED fans are pretty snazzy.... haha
  25. Yes, that is a perfectly fine case.

    The fans are LED fans not the case. The case has no LEDs. Just the fans.
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