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September 28, 2012 9:26:03 PM

Hello,
Im building my first computer and am on a budget. I have selected a AMD Phenom 2 x4 965 black edition processor. Asrock 970 extreme 4 or A75 pro 4 MB. I have 8 gigs of DDR3 and a snow edition Thermal take tower. Here are the links.
Processor
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
MB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Case
http://www.thermaltake.com/products-model.aspx?id=C_000...
Also i have a new DVD drive. And havent purchased the HDD yet/ My question is what is a good affordable PSU under 100.00 that can be bottom mounted. Im worried the cables wont reach the MB. My other question is will i need to buy a GPU? One of the motherboards has a VGA porn does that mean i dont? If i do what would be a good GPu to buy under 150.00 that wont be worse then the processor i have. Im sorry if i didnt format this right this is my first post and first build and am totally clueless.

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September 28, 2012 10:59:16 PM

The AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition is a Socket AM3 processor.

The ASRock A75 PRO4/MVP is a Socket FM1 motherboard so you can eliminate it from your choice.

You mention "Asrock 970 extreme 4" but the link you've provided is for the ASRock 970 Extreme3 so which one is it?

There is no onboard video on either the ASRock 970 Extreme3 or the ASRock 970 Extreme4 so you'll have to purchase a discrete graphics card.

For a GPU I would recommend the SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6870 for $159.99 ($149.99 after $10.00 rebate).
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

For a system using a single Radeon HD 6870 graphics card AMD specifies a minimum of a 500 Watt or greater power supply. The power supply should also have a combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 30 Amps or greater and have at least two 6-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors.

Total Power Supply Wattage is NOT the crucial factor in power supply selection!!! Total Combined Continuous Power/Current Available on the +12V Rail(s) @ 50°C ambient temperature, is the most important factor.

The PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk III 500W Modular (PPCMK3S500) for $79.99 ($59.99 after $20.00 rebate), with its combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 38 Amps and with two (6+2)-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors, is more than sufficient to power your system configuration with a single Radeon HD 6870.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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September 28, 2012 11:12:39 PM

I meant Extreme 3 sorry. Thanks for the help. Ive read reports of people having problems with their PSU being bottom mounted and not reaching the MB.
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September 28, 2012 11:32:01 PM

selimexotic said:
I meant Extreme 3 sorry. Thanks for the help. Ive read reports of people having problems with their PSU being bottom mounted and not reaching the MB.

I have a SilverStone case that has a bottom mount PSU.

The only cable that I found that may have a length problem is the 8-pin CPU power cable because of the location of the 8-pin CPU power connector on the motherboard.

I have a Corsair HX750 which has slightly longer than cables than most of the competitor PSUs.

You can also buy extension cables, if you need to, that will solve those problems.
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September 28, 2012 11:32:01 PM

selimexotic said:
I meant Extreme 3 sorry. Thanks for the help. Ive read reports of people having problems with their PSU being bottom mounted and not reaching the MB.


don;t worry too much about that, most of them these days are, if you are that worried you can also but cable extenders, I am using Bitfenix Alchamy extenders in my build, they look really nice, individual sleeved and avaible in black, red, green, orange, silver, white and blue, http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPa...
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September 28, 2012 11:32:33 PM

selimexotic said:
I meant Extreme 3 sorry. Thanks for the help. Ive read reports of people having problems with their PSU being bottom mounted and not reaching the MB.


don;t worry too much about that, most of them these days are, if you are that worried you can also but cable extenders, I am using Bitfenix Alchamy extenders in my build, they look really nice, individual sleeved and avaible in black, red, green, orange, silver, white and blue, http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPa...
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September 28, 2012 11:34:25 PM

selimexotic said:
I meant Extreme 3 sorry. Thanks for the help. Ive read reports of people having problems with their PSU being bottom mounted and not reaching the MB.


dont worry too much about that, most of them these days are, If you are still worried you can buy extenders, I am using BItfenix Alchamy indivudual sleeved extenders, they are aviable in red, black, white, green, blue, sliver and orange http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPa...
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September 28, 2012 11:46:13 PM

sorry for the triple post, the site stuffed up, could an admin please delete two?
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September 29, 2012 12:19:53 AM

xmetallik said:
sorry for the triple post, the site stuffed up, could an admin please delete two?

Go to the reply you want to delete and perform the following for each reply you want deleted:

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October 28, 2012 8:00:08 PM

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