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I'm new to PC building and would like to know if these parts are compatible, Thanks.

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 (AMD 970/SB950, DDR3, 6 x S-ATA 600, ATX, PCI-Express 2.0, USB 3.0, Socket AM3+)

CPU:AMD FX6300 Black Edition 6 Core (3.5/4.1GHz, 8MB Level 3 Cache, 6MB Level 2 Cache, Socket AM3+, 95W)

RAM:Corsair CML8GX3M2A1600C9B Vengeance Low Profile 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600 Mhz CL9 XMP

Graphics Card: Sapphire R9 270X 4GB 1020MHz GDDR 5 PCI Express

Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer

SSD: SanDisk SDSSDP-064G-G25 64GB Pulse SATA 6Gb/s Internal 2.5 Inch SSD

PSU: Corsair CX600M

OS: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit)

Thank you for any help.
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    If you're sticking strictly to your own build then its all compatible. The PSU is poor quality tier 3. If possible get something else, I can recommend some if needed. If you dont mind someone elses input give Budget and we can try to make other builds for you to also consider.
  2. xTempered said:
    If you're sticking strictly to your own build then its all compatible. The PSU is poor quality tier 3. If possible get something else, I can recommend some if needed. If you dont mind someone elses input give Budget and we can try to make other builds for you to also consider.


    Ok thank you what PSU would you suggest?
  3. Looking at both Newegg and Amazon the price for the CX600M is around $60-$70, Cheapest on pcpartpicker is $50 after a $20 rebate.

    Your build will pull around ~350w-400w

    So staying within that range I'd suggest these.

    XFX 550W 80+ Bronze $50 http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1550sxxb9

    SeaSonic 620W 80+ Bronze $70 http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seasonic-power-supply-s12ii620bronze

    Rosewill 550W 80+ Bronze $60 http://pcpartpicker.com/part/rosewill-power-supply-hive550
  4. If you plan to overclock your cpu in the future then you should get the Asus M5A97 R2.0 mobo (not LE version). The LE does not have a heatink and is not great for overclocking.

    +1 for changing to either the Seasonic or XFX PSU
  5. numanator said:
    If you plan to overclock your cpu in the future then you should get the Asus M5A97 R2.0 mobo (not LE version). The LE does not have a heatink and is not great for overclocking.

    +1 for changing to either the Seasonic or XFX PSU


    Thank you for your feedback and I think I will go with the R2.0.
  6. So taking everything into consideration would this be a good gaming build?
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