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December 13, 2011 4:20:53 PM

Hello, my old PC recently crashed and died so now I'm looking to build a new one, I'd like to know if the components I've picked out are compatible with each other. Thank you in advance ^^

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black 3.2GHz 125W AM3
Motherboard: ASUS M4N98TD EVO SocketAM3 DDR3 ATX
Memory (RAM): Corsair DDR3 PC1600 8GB CL9 kit VENGEANCE
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon PCI-E HD6850 1GB
Case: Cooler Master Elite 310 Silver and Black
Power Supply: Cooler Master GX Series PSU, 80Plus Bronze - 750 Watt

Any advice or recommendations are welcome!

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December 13, 2011 4:34:41 PM

Everything looks as if it would... I would do a quick google search for compatibility lists between your Mobo/CPU and Mobo/RAM. I didn't do this for my setup and while I eventually got all the kinks worked out, this step would potentially solve a lot of headaches! I would recommend the Antec Illusion case from Newegg, A+. Good luck.
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December 13, 2011 5:17:15 PM

Your computer will work , but you should not choose those components because they are dated and cant be upgraded .
Tell us what you are using it for and what your budget is using the format suggested in the thread about how to ask for advice at the top of the forum
December 13, 2011 6:12:45 PM

I'll do so, just pay in mind that I live in Denmark and I don't have access to quite the same number of components without having to pay huge shipping costs :3
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Approximate Purchase Date: This week

Budget Range: 700 - 900 USD

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming > Surfing the net > watching movies > everything else

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: This is the tricky part, since listing Danish sites would probably be sort of pointless.

Country: Denmark

Parts Preferences: AMD CPU, Corsair memory, Nvidia or Radeon graphics card (no preference),

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: If it can fit into the budget

Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050

Additional Comments: I don't care much for looks, but I do appreciate a silent rig
a c 136 B Homebuilt system
December 13, 2011 6:22:02 PM

Things to keep in mind :
AMD have just released newer FX processors . The FX 4100 is the new equivalent of the Phenom X4 . It has strengths and weaknesses but is worth considering for a gaming computer if your local price is right
http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1766/

AM3+ Motherboards with 970 or 990 series chip sets are the preferred option because they can run phenom , and FX , and the next generation of AMD processors . The first board you listed is a dead end . Asus M5xxx boards are AM3+
The value gamer mb with top end features is the
Asrock 970 gen4
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
because it can crossfire and sli
The ASUS M5A97 and evo are also good

For compatibility with FX and newer processors use RAM that is 1.5 volt or less

A comp with either FX or Phenom , and a single 6850 will need a 500 watt psu .

With careful buying maybe you can get a 6870 or GTX 560 which will max any game at your resolution
December 13, 2011 10:43:01 PM

Thanks for the reply and the links!
As it turns out, I can get both the FX-4100 and the Asrock 970 Extreme4 cheaper than the mobo and CPU I mentioned originally, meaning I can easily afford the 6870 as well.
At the moment my buy-list looks like this:

CPU: AMD FX-4100 3.6GHz AM3+
Motherboard: Asrock 970 EXTREME4 SLI/CFX SATA6 USB3
Memory (RAM): Corsair DDR3 PC1600 8GB CL9 kit VENGEANCE
Video Card: SAPPHIRE RADEON HD 6870, 1024MB DDR5, DP, DVI, HDMI - LITE
Case: Cooler Master Elite 310 Silver and Black
Power Supply: Cooler Master GX 650W PSU

Does this look okay? I'll post the component links just for good measure, the site is in danish but it should be understable enough.

http://www.computersalg.dk/produkt/925996/AMD-FX
http://www.computersalg.dk/produkt/901581/Asrock-970-EX...
http://www.computersalg.dk/produkt/541366/Cooler-Master...
http://www.computersalg.dk/produkt/968589/Cooler-Master...
http://www.computersalg.dk/produkt/797845/Corsair-Venge...
http://www.computersalg.dk/produkt/912684/SAPPHIRE-RADE...
December 14, 2011 2:16:46 AM

If you think that adding another 6870 to the system down the road is a possibility, I would recommend a 750w PSU. I purchased 2 6870's myself because of the incredible scaling with these cards, especially considering how cheap they are. THINK ABOUT IT.
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