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Currently building a computer for a friend. Need a overview.

Im not sure if everything is compatible and I would appreciate it if somebody could overlook the build.


Case - Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $49.99

Cpu - AMD FX-6300 Vishera 6-Core 3.5GHz (4.1GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 95W Desktop Processor FD6300WMHKBOX $99.99

Motherboard - ASUS Z97-A LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard $119.99

Gpu - EVGA SuperClocked 02G-P4-2765-KR G-SYNC Support GeForce GTX 760 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support w/ EVGA ACX Cooler Video Card $229.99

Ram - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL $77.99

Harddrive - Western Digital WD Blue WD10EZEX 1TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive - OEM $59.99

Power Supply - Rosewill CAPSTONE-550-M 550W Continuous @ 50°C, Intel Haswell Ready, 80 PLUS GOLD, ATX12V v2.31 & EPS12V v2.92, SLI/CrossFire Ready, Modular Active PFC Power Supply $79.99
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    The motherboard is Intel and the CPU is AMD. Completely incompatible. So I am unsure if you wanted Intel or AMD.

    But for budget sake let's go with AMD. For a gaming machine, I would go with a 990FX motherboard. In particular, the Gigabyte 990FXA UD3 is what I recommend.

    The other parts are really good, for a midrange type gamer its fairly close to what I would do.

    That PSU is especially good, don't let anyone talk you out of that. 5 year warranty and its a Superflower.
  2. Motherboard and CPU not compatible.
    And get the R9 280/280X/285. They alot better than 760 and are of same price and cheaper sometimes.
    Rest is fine.
  3. buzznut said:
    The motherboard is Intel and the CPU is AMD. Completely incompatible. So I am unsure if you wanted Intel or AMD.

    But for budget sake let's go with AMD. For a gaming machine, I would go with a 990FX motherboard. In particular, the Gigabyte 990FXA UD3 is what I recommend.

    The other parts are really good, for a midrange type gamer its fairly close to what I would do.

    That PSU is especially good, don't let anyone talk you out of that. 5 year warranty and its a Superflower.


    Thanks for the help, really appreciate it. I'll be adding the motherboard to the list :D
  4. Thaisnang said:
    Motherboard and CPU not compatible.
    And get the R9 280/280X/285. They alot better than 760 and are of same price and cheaper sometimes.
    Rest is fine.


    Thanks for replying. I'll consider changing the GPU if the price lowers on any of the ones you listed.
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