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April 21, 2012 5:42:01 PM

hey im building my first rig... on a budget so i got myself some parts and just want to see if its compatible! i did some research but i just want to make sure :) 

MOBO: Asus M5A97 PRO Motherboard
PCU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 - 3.4 Ghz AM3 Black Edition CPU
RAM: Corsair XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 Memory
Graphics: Sapphire HD 6770 1GB GDDR5 Graphics Card
PSU: Corsair CMPSU-500CXV2UK
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB
DVD: LiteOn dvdr
Heatsink: freezer 7pro

also if i need a certain pc case? or something you can recommend... good looking and cheap :p 

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April 21, 2012 5:49:33 PM

Get a 6870 instead. Will work better. You didn't put the memory timings in there. Hope you got the right ones.
April 21, 2012 5:58:53 PM

memory: Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C​9B 8GB 1600Mhz CL9 DDR3 Vengeance Memory Module Kit

ok bro il get 6870.. lol theres so many versions so i went with the cheapest since i am on a budget.

also it says its kinda big. should fit in a midtower?

so i guess everything is compatible and thanks man. ordering this nextweek :D 
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April 21, 2012 6:57:46 PM

WD Blue HDD's not known for there speed.

Heatsink ok, but Hyper 212 Evo would be a lot better.

+1 ATI 6870

Memory will be fine.
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April 21, 2012 7:12:17 PM

I agree, 8GB RAM is a better choice.

6870 is a stronger video card at not a much more substantial price.

I have that same hard drive, I don't have a problem with it. Sure it doesn't match the speeds of an SSD, (no HDD can) but you won't have any trouble with its speed. Actually, my secondary Seagate 2TB drive thats SATA II doesn't seem any slower than my SATA III Caviar Blue. go figure.
April 21, 2012 7:43:49 PM

over budget either 8gb ram or ati 8750. or i can keep the normal 8750 and get 8gb ram

is their much difference in the video cards?
April 21, 2012 7:51:34 PM

also i dont want to bottleneck.you sure the graphics card aint way to powerful for processor or mobo. stupid Q sorry im justa begginner
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