Hey everyone, first time poster here. I'm giving up the console wars permanently and moving into PC gaming. I've been doing a lot of research and here are the components that I have come up with. I would like some advice on if they work together and if I am getting what I think I am getting (a sub $600 PC that plays games at a solid framerate and had good, not awesome or OMG CHRYSIS graphics).
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: about a week or two from today.
BUDGET RANGE: $550 to $625
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Streaming movies (I have an old Gateway laptop for my actual schoolwork)
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Monitor, mouse, OS (I'm getting the student discount on Windows 7)
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg and tigerdirect
The other thing, the 1st gen Phenoms were not that great of a chip.
The x3 he suggests, it's only a triple core, but I think it's at 3 ghz, much higher clockspeed, and is a good value. If you want a quad though, might check out an Athlon II x4, as they are not much more and should be quick too.
There is a question I still have though, is the RAM I have selected (4th link) compatible with the motherboard (1st link)? The specs on the memory compatable with the motherboard says "DDR3 1866(OC)/1333/1066" and the RAM I have selected says DDR3 1600