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August 29, 2011 3:04:12 AM

CPU: AMD Athlon II X3 445 Rana 3.1GHz 3 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Desktop Processor ADX445WFGMBOX
Motherboard

Motherboard: ASUS M4A87TD/USB3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 AMD Motherboard

Power Supply: OCZ Fatal1ty 550W Modular Gaming Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom

Video Card: PNY GTX 460 1 GB

Computer case: Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, option Fans-2x Side 120mm Fan

I would like two answers to this question

A. Yes or no this build would work (doesn't matter how effective)

B. Any suggestions on how to improve this build

Thanks again :D 
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August 29, 2011 3:33:28 AM

It won't even boot up into BIOS unless you add some memory and you won't be able to install an OS without a Harddrive. Do you have any of those parts or do you need suggestions? You're also going to need an optical drive to install the OS from.
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August 29, 2011 3:33:55 AM

Oops. Accidental double submit.
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August 29, 2011 3:39:49 AM

Yeah, I could use some RAM suggestions too and I have a hard drive already :) 
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August 29, 2011 7:48:33 AM

It's being said that you might as well get 8GBs considering the price of ram right now. I bet you could find 2x4GBs for around $50.
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October 7, 2011 1:56:54 AM

Can someone tell me if all the parts mentioned in the OP are compatible, and if any cooling or other accessories are recommended? I'm planning to run Battlefield 3 on it.
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October 7, 2011 3:49:09 AM

It will work yes.

Not a fan of OCZ PSUs. I still think 2x4GBs is a better idea. What GTX460?
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October 7, 2011 5:29:46 AM

Pny fermi gtx 460 ddr3 1 gb
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October 7, 2011 6:38:42 AM

Lets try this again, the good one gig or the bad one gig?
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October 9, 2011 2:27:05 AM

Forgive my ignorance on technical jargon, here's the link to the product:


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


One more question...how big of a factor does a new computer case play? Is it possible that I use my old case with only one fan but can fit all the parts in it? (by possible I mean not break or fry the computer)
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October 9, 2011 3:21:30 AM

That's the good GTX460. There is a "bad" GTX460 1GB that is slower then the 768MB GTX460. You won't be able to max BF3 at 1080 with that card, but it will get really close.

I'm not sure what case you have, but I suspect it will be fine. That card should exhaust most of the hot air it makes outside of the case so that will help. Try it and see, you can always move it over if you need to.
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October 18, 2011 2:50:35 AM

Best answer selected by raggy5.
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October 25, 2011 1:13:28 AM

That one is fine. Doesn't support SLI however so you might want to get a 6850 instead.
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