Building A Computer - 1st time - is this system compatible?

I am building a computer for the first time - I want to keep it under 600 with shipping. I am not including a hard drive because I have a few of them. Here are the specs. (all from new egg)


Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case (comes with 2 fans)

MSI 790GX-G65 AM3 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard

MSI N430GT-MD1GD3-OC/LP GeForce GT 430 (Fermi) 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

Antec Basiq BP500U 500W Continuous Power ATX12V Version 2.01 Active PFC Power Supply

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Desktop Memory Model F3-8500CL7D-8GBRL

AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Thuban 2.8GHz Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDT55TFBGRBOX


Just wondering if this setup should work out? It seems compatible...
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  1. Is gaming of concern? If so, dropping perhaps to an X4 cpu, and devoting the cost savings to perhaps a GTX460 might be an option....
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    Keep in mind for your HDD that newer motherboards have limited PATA (IDE) connectors since SATA is now std for drive connectors.
  3. no reason not to get DDR3-1333 over 1066.

    Get this motherboard:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157198

    and a GTS450, HD5770, GTX460 or HD6850 depending
  4. Better for ram to be 4 2gig sticks or 2 4gb sticks
  5. If you are starting out with 8GB 2x4 is better, leaves room for upgrades.
  6. rolli59 said:
    If you are starting out with 8GB 2x4 is better, leaves room for upgrades.


    That is what I was thinking, but I was just curious as if there was a performance difference?
  7. Sometimes the smaller sticks of the same ram have faster timings but it would be barely measurable and surly not noticeable.
  8. gaming will never happen on this pc...except emulators maybe :) I use an Xbox360 for gaming. This is meant to be a home server / workstation / etc...
  9. d1ddyp0p said:
    gaming will never happen on this pc...except emulators maybe :) I use an Xbox360 for gaming. This is meant to be a home server / workstation / etc...

    Then your selection of the GT430 is good but almost an overkill since gt220 would do fine.
  10. rolli59 said:
    Then your selection of the GT430 is good but almost an overkill since gt220 would do fine.


    Well, this computer will be at a desk and not technically a HTPC.....( i have a dual core for that - slimline)..... ANYWAYS...

    One monitor (40 inch tv) will have XBMC on it at all times, which sits by my workstation.... so, I think this gpu will be able to keep that running at 1080...while running on things as well...?
  11. Yes it will do fine!
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