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[First Build] Suggestions?/Compatibility?

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January 2, 2012 4:21:59 AM

This is my first build. I am looking for any good suggestions and if this is compatible, i think it is but i want to make sure. I have been doing alot of research and wanting this to go as smooth as possible. I'm making gaming computer with a budget around 750$ can go little higher but just trying to shave off what i can. Plus i wanna make sure i got everything ill need. Also I dont need monitor/speakers/mouse/keyboard those small essentials.

Case - Rosewill CRUISER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with Side Panel Window and Four Fans

Hard drive - Seagate Barracuda ST320DM000 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Video Card - ASUS EAH6770/DI/1GD5 Radeon HD 6770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

Optical Drive - SONY Black SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model DDU1681S-0B - OEM

Power supply - Antec BP550 Plus 550W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Ram - G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL9D-8GBSR

Heatsink fan - COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler

Motherboard - MSI 890FXA-GD70 AM3+ AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

Processor - AMD FX-4100 Zambezi 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor FD4100WMGUSBX

I would very much appreciate all opinions and suggestions since this is my first time building a computer.
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January 2, 2012 5:42:34 AM

the review page doesn't help me, or im just not looking at what you are. Newegg gave me the same sight lol. Why would the intell processor be better though just curious?
January 2, 2012 6:20:53 AM

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/display/amd-fx-812...

You can also drop the aftermarket HSF if you go this route as the 2100 isn't going to be something you overclock. An H61 board would be the way to go with the 2100 and you should be able to put together the cpu and mobo for around $180.

With a $750 budget you should also be able to squeeze in a 6850 1gb. For gaming builds gpu is always going to be the single most contributing factor and while the 6770 is a decent card for typical resolutions, the 6850 really just outclasses it in every regard.

Visiontek 6850 1GB $139.99

Well worth the $20 bump over the Asus 6770.

January 2, 2012 3:55:59 PM

The review page was the best build for $600 according to some of the writers for this site. I just wanted to show you what's possible within your budget. And a4mula is correct, the stock cooler will work fine on the 2100. .... before we spend too much time debating processors... what do you plan to use this computer for?
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