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My first build. Anything wrong ?

So what do you think about the following system.


Motherboard: ASRock 870 Extreme 3

CPU: AMD Athlon II X3 450

RAM: Kingston HyperX DDR3 1333

PSU: Corsair TX650

GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD6850

HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200RPM

I don't think the other parts are important, but correct me if I'm wrong.

Approximate Purchase Date: Im a couple of weeks.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Games / Multimedia / Internet Browsing

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, Speakers, OS

Country of Origin: Bulgaria ( Eastern Europe)

Parts Preferences: AMD

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: CrossFire in the distant future :)

Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050

Additional Comments: I just want to ask you will the components work together well.

Mostly, will the CPU hold back the GPU.

Please don't reccomend any changes in the hardware that are not nececary.

I don't know if I did this right, but it's the best I could do ;)

Thanks.
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  1. i think your CPU will be the limiting factor. The Athlon II X3 455 would be better according to http://bit.ly/iaL0De . I'd go for a Phenom II X4, perhaps the 925 model (if you wanna stick AMD). Phenom and quad core should be 2 criteria when you are looking 4 a gaming PC
  2. the Athlon II x3 450 won't hold back the GPU with a slight (.4-.6ghz) increase you should be able to do this with the stock cooling
  3. arges86 said:
    i think your CPU will be the limiting factor. The Athlon II X3 455 would be better according to http://bit.ly/iaL0De . I'd go for a Phenom II X4, perhaps the 925 model (if you wanna stick AMD). Phenom and quad core should be 2 criteria when you are looking 4 a gaming PC


    I'm definetly sticking with AMD. Here Intel is a lot more expencive and I won't use it for work or something, just some Games and Multimedia.

    I will have to think about the Phenom II X4 , the "cheapest" one here is a Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition (182 USD) which is twice the price of the Athlon X3 450 (95 USD) :)

    I was thinking about the Phenom X2 555 Black Edition (111 USD) , but it's more expensive than the Athlon X3 and I think it's now worth it ?

    Intel is great, but the cheapest SB i5 2300 is 225 USD and the Mobo's are also much more expensive than AMD's .
  4. joelmartinez said:
    the Athlon II x3 450 won't hold back the GPU with a slight (.4-.6ghz) increase you should be able to do this with the stock cooling


    4.6 isn't that a high OC ? Later on I will add a Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus or Xigmatek S1284EE. But for some time I will have to stick with stock cooling.
  5. Best answer
    no you're right, 4.6ghz is a pretty big OC .4ghz should do it
  6. Best answer selected by VGKitov.
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