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Hardware Compatibility For New Gaming Build.

Hello, I am building my first pc, i am going to use it to play games like Gmod, PayDay 2, CS:GO and Killing Floor. The reason i came here is to ask if the hardware would be compatible for the build. Here is the list of parts i am going to use:
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 925 2.8 GHz Quad-Core http://products.amd.com/en-na/DesktopCPUDetail.aspx?id=620
GPU: Geforce gtx 650 http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gtx-650/specifications
MotherBoard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 AM3+ AMD 970 DDR3 ATX http://www.dabs.ie/products/asus-m5a97-r2-0-am3--amd-970-ddr3-atx-87SZ.html?q=am3%20motherboard&src=16
Psu: Evo Labs BR600-12R 600W ATX 12cm http://www.ebay.ie/itm/Evo-Labs-BR600-12R-600W-ATX-12cm-Red-Fan-Silent-PSU-Fast-Shipping-/251531121575?pt=UK_Computing_PowerSupplies_EH&hash=item3a906c53a7
Ram: Patriot Viper 8GB ddr3 1600mhz http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220685
Hard Drive: Hitachi Desktop PC 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive http://www.adverts.ie/other-computers/hitachi-desktop-pc-500gb-7200-rpm-sata-3-0gb-s-3-5-hard-drive/5854214
Could anyone please tell me if the parts would work together?
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  1. MANY problems:

    CPU is 6 years old.
    GPU is a generation old and pretty weak.
    PSU is 10000% trash. This is the single most important part of a PC.

    What is your budget and country of origin?
  2. I'm not sure if you'll still find a Phenom now. I would go for something like a FX-6300 instead. For the rest everything works great toghether.
    I would change the power supply though. Get a Seasonic S12II 520W instead: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151094
  3. TheMentalist said:
    I'm not sure if you'll still find a Phenom now. I would go for something like a FX-6300 instead. For the rest everything works great toghether.
    I would change the power supply though. Get a Seasonic S12II 520W instead: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151094


    I am definitely going to change my psu, but i'm not sure if i should change the gpu, i'm not aiming to play crysis 3 at 60fps+, just some medium gaming. would the Arctic Blue 850W Power Supply work for me?
  4. You want to get a 500-600w PSU from Antec, XFX, Seasonic only.

    Also, at 1080p, do not expect demanding games to run at medium on a gtx650 and a 6 year old CPU. This will run Crysis 3 at very low most likely.

    That Arctic blue unit is trash.
  5. tiny voices said:
    MANY problems:

    CPU is 6 years old.
    GPU is a generation old and pretty weak.
    PSU is 10000% trash. This is the single most important part of a PC.

    What is your budget and country of origin?


    My country of origin is Ireland and my budget is 330 euro
    I am going to use a mix of old and new parts.
    My aim here is not to play crysis 3 at 60fps+ on ultra settings, just some medium gaming and i checked and the gpu will run CS:GO at 90 fps minimum. I deciced to change my psu and i chose the Arctic Blue 850W Power Supply.
  6. Yeah so after reading all the answers, i decided to not build it yet and save up my money so i can buy better parts.
  7. Best answer
    Best choice.
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