Help on AMD X6 $625 or less build


Approximate Purchase Date: End of November

Budget Range: 600-625.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Home, gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies,Software Development, computer virtualization (eg:VMware)

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:

Country of Origin: some where in latin america lol

Parts Preferences: N/A

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1280x1024

Additional Comments:

Hi All, i'm trying to build my new computer and i wanted to be AMD X6 so i can use virtualization with this to work on some software development.. but i want it also for fun, gaming and general use... so this is what i found so far... i'm not in the US so newegg its unfortunatly not an option so i decide to go , my question for this will be :

1. The PSU i selected will be able to handle all the selected parts ?
2. is the motherboard a good choice or should i go with other brand or model ?
3. will the ram be good with this motherboard ? ... its not on the specs of tested Ram of ASRock motherboard ..
4.will the ATI video card be supported by the processor or isn't this an issue ?
5. what will be a good Hard Drive to put on ?

If you have any better suggestion it will be very very appreciated or if you have a better configuration please feel free to tell me. thanks again for all you´re help in advance. :D


ASRock 870 EXTREME3 R2.0 Socket AM3+
AMD 870 Quad CrossFireX SATA3 and USB3.0 A&GbE ATX Motherboard - 870 EXTREME3 R2.0 $110.43

XFX AMD Radeon HD 6870 900M 1 GB

AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Processor (HDT55TFBGRBOX) $150

Corsair XMS3 8 GB (2 x 4GB) 1333 MHz PC3-10666 240-Pin DDR3 Memory Kit CMX8GX3M2A1333C9 $38

Corsair Enthusiast Series 650-Watt 80 Plus Bronze Certified
Power Supply Compatible with Intel Core i3, i5, i7 and AMD platforms - CMPSU-650TXV2 $91.77
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    1. I'd stay away from the AMD 870 - I was using that on an AMD based build a while ago and the motherboard went haywire on me after I tried installing an aftermarket cooler. The 1055T is an excellent CPU, for the price there's no Intel equivalent that can match or surpass its' value right now.

    2. They're all pretty decent in some form or another. Asrock is OK, so is Gigabyte, Asus, you name it. Do your research before deciding.

    3. Most motherboard manufacturers put builders' guides on their websites, and many include compatible memory charts. You'll want to check speeds, voltage and timing to make sure it's compatible with what you've chosen.

    4. Not an issue - GPUs aren't CPU dependent. Any GPU can be used on any platform.

    5. Avoid Hitachi and IBM hard drives like the plague, Samsung, Seagate, and Western Digital are all excellent brands.

    Check out this build:

    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 - $59.99
    PSU: Corsair Builder Series CX500 - $59.99
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970-D3 - $99.99
    CPU: 2.8Ghz AMD Phenom II X6 1055T - $149.99
    RAM: 8GB (2 x 4GB) Kingston Hyper X 1600 MHz 1.65V - $48.99
    Cooler: Corsair A70 - $42.99
    HD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 7200RPM - $109.99
    Optical: LG CD/DVD Burner - $18.99
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 6790 - $139.99

    Total: $746
  2. Thank you! very much for your replay, i like the build you made, i think i'll go Gigabyte. :bounce:
  3. Best answer selected by mrbit.
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