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February 9, 2012 6:32:30 PM

Hello .

I have selected a motherboard to buy for a gaming computer I'm currently building, and have recently been checking compatibility between all the components I have selected however recently when I was checking the list of compatible processors I did not see the processor I would like to buy on the list .

http://www.amazon.co.uk/AMD-Bulldozer-FX-6100-Socket-Pr...

here is the motherboard :
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Asus-M5A78L-M-USB3-Motherboard-...

Any help would be appreciated , and also is the processor I have chosen suitable for gaming ? , from the list I was looking at it seemed to have the best value .

Thanks for help :wahoo: 
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February 9, 2012 6:44:47 PM

Hello Hakestom;

It's FX 6100 is fully compatible with the Asus M5A78L-M.
And the FX 6100 is actuily on the CPU support list for that motherboard.
http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD_AM3Plus/M5A78LM_LX/#CPUS
It's just a long list and there is a window slider over on the right side to scroll down to where the FX 6100 is listed.
February 9, 2012 6:46:42 PM

WR2 said:
Hello Hakestom;

It's FX 6100 is fully compatible with the Asus M5A78L-M.
And the FX 6100 is actuily on the CPU support list for that motherboard.
http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD_AM3Plus/M5A78LM_LX/#CPUS
It's just a long list and there is a window slider over on the right side to scroll down to where the FX 6100 is listed.




Thanks for help , just wanted a confirmation before I went ahead buying everything
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February 9, 2012 6:48:24 PM

hakestom said:
also is the processor I have chosen suitable for gaming ? , from the list I was looking at it seemed to have the best value
What list where you looking at? Just the CPUs for that specific motherboard?

It's actually a decent choice for gaming - but there are other choices close in price that would be a slightly better option.

And that motherboard is limiting you to 95W TPD CPUs instead of the more powerful 125W TPD CPU models.
February 9, 2012 6:51:51 PM

WR2 said:
What list where you looking at? Just the CPUs for that specific motherboard?

It's actually a decent choice for gaming - but there are other choices close in price that would be a slightly better option.

And that motherboard is limiting you to 95W TPD CPUs instead of the more powerful 125W TPD CPU models.


Is that a large problem ?
or should I just stick with the current board , I mean will it significantly increase performance if I go up to 125w tbd models ?
I'm quite tight on money for my build
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February 9, 2012 6:58:07 PM

If you're on a tight budget you don't need to worry about that combo.

What graphics card are you going to be using with that CPU/MB combo?
February 9, 2012 7:01:46 PM

WR2 said:
If you're on a tight budget you don't need to worry about that combo.

What graphics card are you going to be using with that CPU/MB combo?


http://www.amazon.co.uk/Asus-GeForce-TI-DirectCu-Graphi...

It looks good for the price don't you think ?


But I don't understand what you mean the w tpd and motherboard limiting .
Will this affect the peformance of my cpu/other components a lot ?
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February 9, 2012 7:04:58 PM

What is your monitor resolution?
Usually, the graphics card is considerably more expensive than the CPU/MB/RAM to get a balanced gaming build.

There are more powerful CPUs on the market that aren't listed on that motherboard CPU support list.

February 9, 2012 7:09:58 PM

WR2 said:
What is your monitor resolution?
Usually, the graphics card is considerably more expensive than the CPU/MB/RAM to get a balanced gaming build.

There are more powerful CPUs on the market that aren't listed on that motherboard CPU support list.



1920*1080 , Do you reccommend upgrading graphics to increase gaming peformance for this rig then ?

My maximum budget for graphics is 120-140 pounds
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February 9, 2012 7:32:17 PM

I think the GTX 550ti is just a bit light for 1920x1080 gaming - for most gamers.
What games will you by playing - and do you expect to run on the highest possible graphics settings?
Or are you a more relaxed, casual gamer?
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