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(First Build) Please check if all my parts are compatible!

Last response: in Systems
June 22, 2011 10:06:07 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: ASAP

Budget Range: 450-550

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Movies, Light/Medium Gaming, College

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg

Country of Origin: United States

Parts Preferences: AMD CPU, Asus mobo, mid tower case

Overclocking: maybe

SLI or Crossfire: maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920 X 1080

Additional Comments: This is my first build ever. I just want to know if all my parts are compatible with each other, or if there is a cheaper approach for what i want to do. I will be using Windows 7 ultimate.


CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX
MOBO: ASUS M4A78LT-M AM3 AMD 760G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
HARD DRIVE: Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
VIDEO CARD: HIS H467QR1GH Radeon HD 4670 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
RAM: G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBSR
PSU: CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
CASE: Rosewill DESTROYER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
June 22, 2011 10:28:05 PM

A few things.
-Get a Mobo with USB3 and sata3. You never know when you will need to transfer large files in a school enviroment.
-Drop to 4GB of ram. It will be fine.
-Get an Antec 380w PSU. Save money.
-Check out the Xigmatek Asgard II for a case. It has the Tom's nod!
-Get a Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB. Much faster/larger.
Get a 5670 GPU. Much faster.
Drop to a tri core. You won't notice the difference (except the one in your wallet :D )

sorry for untidy response, I'll do better next time.
June 22, 2011 11:40:15 PM
June 23, 2011 12:11:57 AM

Hey, thanks for listening. A few more things though.

This GPU is the same, but costs $15 less:

This CPU will give you the same performance for less:

The HDD is fine. But so you know, Sata 3Gb/s and Sata 6Gb/s make absolutely 0 difference with a hard drive. None. Zilch.

But everything else looks good! Nice deal on the case if it's $40.

And yes, all of these parts are 100% compatible.