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Gaming AMD based budget PC ~$500 will it work?

Last response: in Systems
July 2, 2011 7:42:48 PM

As far as compatability/heating/manufacture goes this combination works fine right?
I should be able to play Assassins Creed Revelations and Battlefield 3 when they come out. ^-^
I have list below or you can just go here:

PSU - $70/$50 after RB
OCZ Fatal1ty 550W Modular Gaming Power Supply

Motherboard - $52

Case - $50
Rosewell CHALLENGER gaming ATX midtower

CPU - $105
AMD Phenom II 840 3.2GHz 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core

RAM - $40
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB 240-Pin DDR3

Hard Disk - $60
WD Caviar Black 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA

Graphics Card - $170/$140 after RB
EVGA GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) SSC+ 1GB 245-bit GDDR5

DVD Burner/CD ROM? - $20
ASUS 24x DVD Burner

total ~ $507 ($547)

Total $507(After Rebate otherwise $557)

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a b B Homebuilt system
July 2, 2011 7:55:09 PM

-get the Phenom x4 955 BE <- It has L3 cache and is just better for a tad bit more
-You should also get an AM3+ MoBo because it allows upgrading to the Bulldozer CPU, and it's compatible with the AM3
Otherwise, it looks fine
July 9, 2011 5:17:57 AM

Best answer selected by bnynn.
a b B Homebuilt system
July 9, 2011 9:48:29 AM

if you have to stay within that budget i'd get this mobo instead:

it has an ATX form factor (better cooling), it has 4 ram slots and will NATIVELY support 1333Mhz ram:

and as said above if you can afford a bit more than a AM3+ board as well as a board which supports SATAIII and USB3 would be a better option.

and for about $5 more i would DEFINTELY get this phenom 945:

and for the SAME price as that phenom 840 i would get this phenom 925 ATLEAST:

AND an aftermarket cooler:
or this:

which would add up to the SAME price as the phenom 840!