Is everything compatible in my first build?

is everything compatible here, i have a video card so I'm good with that, its a 4870, but I plan on upgrading it and keeping the computer up to date. THANKS!
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  1. pjl21 said:
    is everything compatible here, i have a video card so I'm good with that, its a 4870, but I plan on upgrading it and keeping the computer up to date. THANKS!

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  2. No its not compatible, you have DDR3 ram and an AM3/AM2+/AM2 board which will only accept DDR2.

    The f3 while slightly smaller is significantly quicker and less expensive
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185&Tpk=f3%201tb

    If you arent planning to CF the 785G chipset will work quite well but i suggest this one instead so that you can use the ram you have picked out and will have a bit more upgrade potential down the line
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131406&cm_re=785g-_-13-131-406-_-Product

    Rosewill's arent the best PSU make but the RX750 got a 9 overall from JG and an 8 for performance so they arent too bad
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story4&reid=60
  3. Three things:
    1) Don't get a Rosewill PSU, stick with a Corsair or Antec. You only need a 550w PSU with your 4870 GPU.

    2) Your MOBO listed is a DDR2 MOBO but you have DDR3 RAM. My recommendation would be to get an AM3 only MOBO to support your DDR3 RAM.

    3) Get the Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB hard drive. It is faster and better than the F2 you have listed.

    edit: hunter315 is back to his old tricks again and beat me to the post. He was doing so good for a while... [:mousemonkey:5]
  4. thanks but would this be the best build to play games like counterstrike and half life 2 for 600$ and i plan on upgrading to a 5770 so i want the 750w
  5. AMD Athlon II X4 620 Propus 2.6GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor Model ADX620WFGIBOX - Retail


    ASUS M4A785-M AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 785G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

    this processor is better and new mobo, can this support my ram??
  6. It will play counterstrike and half life 2 with no problems. The 5770 actually requires less power than the 4870, unless you plan on crossfiring, you will be good to go with a 550w PSU.
  7. Unless it is listed as an AM3 board, not AM3/AM2+ or AM3/AM2+/AM2, it will not support DDR3 ram. A 5770 is not an upgrade, its actually a slight downgrade, it will let you use DX11 but that wont affect you at all with steam games for quite a while, but it will use far less power, about 2/3 as much.
  8. pjl21 said:
    AMD Athlon II X4 620 Propus 2.6GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor Model ADX620WFGIBOX - Retail


    ASUS M4A785-M AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 785G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

    this processor is better and new mobo, can this support my ram??

    For a gaming build, the 435 will perform better... http://www.anandtech.com/bench/default.aspx?p=112&p2=106

    You want a motherboard like the ASUS M4A785TD-M EVO AM3 MOBO, which is what was listed by Hunter315.
  9. okay thanks!!
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