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Hi there, I am going about building a computer for the first time and I have a few questions. I have so far purchased most of the parts, and I think I got everything right lol. Here is what i have so far:

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103727

HD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152181

PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371015

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=11-147-153&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&Pagesize=10&PurchaseMark=&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&VendorMark=&IsFeedbackTab=true&Page=2#scrollFullInfo

Video: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130334 (This is something I purchased for another system, but could never use due to the psu being only 400 watts)

Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157198

OK, so my question is, will all of those parts be compatible with the motherboard I purchased?

Also, I was thinking of going with this ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820161279 <--- would that be compatible with the motherboard and everything else? If not, could anyone suggest a good 4gb of ram that would be under $50 ?

Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks :)

P.S. I have keyboard, mouse, speakers, and optical drive I am salvaging from another system.
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  1. Anyone? Please?
  2. I steer away from giving advice on AMD systems....but you'll get more answers if you don't make everyone do a clickfest to find out what ya components are ....

    You just purchased that GFX card a very long time ago. It's a 10th tier card which you can compare here:

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-card-recommendation-upgrade,2803-7.html
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    As Jack stated, it helps to name the components and then provide the link underneath them but I'm shocked you didn't get advice sooner.

    Personally, I don't like the case just based on looks but it'll suit you fine as long as you don't mind how it looks. You could also look into something like the HAF 912 which I just noticed is on sale for $50.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119233

    The graphics card is quite old and lacks any significant power. I'd recommend one of these:
    HIS 5770 - $120
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161338
    Asus GTX 460 768MB - $140
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121390
    Gigabyte 6850 - $180
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125348

    Also, save yourself some money on the processor and get the 955.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103808

    Or if you want to save more money, check out these Athlon II processors. The only difference between the Athlon II's and the Phenom II's is an L3 cache which has a very minor impact on performance in most situations. I may be wrong, but you may even be able to unlock the L3 cache on the Athlon II's but don't quote me on that.
    Athlon II X3 445 - $77
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103872
    Athlon II X4 640 - $100
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103871

    Other than that, everything looks good but it would really help had you filled out this form instead.
  4. Best answer selected by jkins.
  5. Grove said:
    As Jack stated, it helps to name the components and then provide the link underneath them but I'm shocked you didn't get advice sooner.

    Personally, I don't like the case just based on looks but it'll suit you fine as long as you don't mind how it looks. You could also look into something like the HAF 912 which I just noticed is on sale for $50.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119233

    The graphics card is quite old and lacks any significant power. I'd recommend one of these:
    HIS 5770 - $120
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161338
    Asus GTX 460 768MB - $140
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121390
    Gigabyte 6850 - $180
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125348

    Also, save yourself some money on the processor and get the 955.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103808

    Or if you want to save more money, check out these Athlon II processors. The only difference between the Athlon II's and the Phenom II's is an L3 cache which has a very minor impact on performance in most situations. I may be wrong, but you may even be able to unlock the L3 cache on the Athlon II's but don't quote me on that.
    Athlon II X3 445 - $77
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103872
    Athlon II X4 640 - $100
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103871

    Other than that, everything looks good but it would really help had you filled out this form instead.


    Thanks for the info :)
  6. Glad to help. :)
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