The processor they list (AMD Athlon II X4 640) is out of stock everywhere I've checked. All the other parts I've either got already or they are on their way.
So I need a processor that will work with the Gigabyte GA-970A-D3 motherboard.
Should I keep trying to find the AMD Athlon II X4 640 processor? Or should I substitute something else and if so what?
My son and I are building this together as a father/son project. The main goals of this project are (1) to teach my son (and me!) about the components and how they fit together, and (2) to get the satisfaction of actually building a computer that works. This is why I wanted to use the exact components listed in the article.
DONT get a 4100 they are truly bad I have one on my HTPC. My Gaming Rig I'm on now outperforms it in everyway and the only real difference is this uses an unlocked 960T (6 cores @ 3.8GHZ) and the other uses the FX4100 (Snoozedozer), Heck the 960T at stock outperformed the Dozer build. Buying the 4100 was the biggest mistake i have made lately i should have gone with another 960T or done the Intel route. (Luckily the wife is the main user and she is impressed with games set to LOW )
For your Board and around the budget of the old Athlon, the 960T is best thing about thats still readily available