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July 6, 2014 12:43:46 PM

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=...
GPU: Geforce gtx 650 http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gt...
MotherBoard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 AM3+ AMD 970 DDR3 ATX http://www.dabs.ie/products/asus-m5a97-r2-0-am3--amd-97...
Psu: Evo Labs BR600-12R 600W ATX 12cm http://www.ebay.ie/itm/Evo-Labs-BR600-12R-600W-ATX-12cm...
Ram: Patriot Viper 8GB ddr3 1600mhz http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Hard Drive: Hitachi Desktop PC 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive http://www.adverts.ie/other-computers/hitachi-desktop-p...
Could anyone please tell me if the parts would work together?
a c 414 4 Gaming
a c 90 ) Power supply
a b B Homebuilt system
a b α HP
a c 103 À AMD
July 6, 2014 12:45:58 PM

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?
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July 6, 2014 12:52:54 PM

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=N82E168...
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July 6, 2014 1:20:05 PM

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=N82E168...


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?
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a b B Homebuilt system
a b α HP
a c 103 À AMD
July 6, 2014 1:25:44 PM

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.
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July 6, 2014 1:29:06 PM

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.

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July 6, 2014 1:33:28 PM

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.
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a b 4 Gaming
a b ) Power supply
a b B Homebuilt system
a b Ĉ ASUS
July 6, 2014 1:37:01 PM

Best choice.
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