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November 1, 2010 5:23:05 PM

If I buy this AMD system today, are these parts all compatible?

AMD Athlon II X4 640 Propus 3.0GHz


G.SKILL NS 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Model F3-10600CL9D-4GBNS

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5"

CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC

CM690 II Basic

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM

Total is 564.91 after rebates and promos, if I am correct.

Will the g. skill memory work okay? It's not on the QVL. Do the head spreaders really matter?

Also, I went with the 650w PSU in for future upgrades and/or if a video card is added later.

Is the stock cpu fan loud or should I get the Hyper 212+?

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November 1, 2010 5:51:14 PM

the G.skill is fine. Heat Spreaders are for overclocked memory, really, or looking nicer. No real performance effect.

you could probly save a few bucks by getting a different case, the 690 II is very big for a micro-atx board like the 880. a Challenger or Destroyer or Blackbone might work well. Of if you're going for an HTPC, the coolermaster 360 Elite looks interesting
November 1, 2010 5:59:04 PM

Loud is a relative term; with cool and quiet enabled, it should be fine for normal use. If you plan on an OC, get the 212.

I would expect the RAM would work fine, if you don't plan on an OC. Don't worry about heat spreaders.

Looks like a good build, you could obviously spend a bit more on CPU and RAM, but that's pretty much always the case.
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November 1, 2010 7:38:27 PM

Thanks for the replies! I want to go with the g. skill because it is cheaper, but is it more risky than using the mushkin or going with g. skill that is on the QVL?

I will use the seasonic suggestion.

I want to go with the cm690 II because I know how to make it quiet and am familiar with the case. The antec looks okay, but I am concerned it would be louder than the cm690 II.
November 1, 2010 7:57:49 PM

Mushkin & Skill are recommended a lot here because they are a) Reliable and b) inexpensive.