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May 5, 2012 11:06:27 AM

Hey guys,

I realized the pc that i had before was too slow so i decided to switch to a new one just for the time being so not a too expensive one. Since i live in nz, there isn't newegg but i decided to build a comp myself anyway so below are the parts.

AMD Athlon II X4 631 - Quad Core 2.6GHz 4 x 1MB L2 cache Socket FM1 100W --- Required Dedicated Graphic Card

Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2P AMD 760G mATX Socket AM3+ Dual Channel DDR3-1333 RAID VGA/DVI Dual Output Support

Thermaltake V3 Black Edtion mid Tower, 500W Power Supply Black

Seagate BARRACUDA 1TB SATA 3.5" 7200RPM 64MB

Asus DRW-24B3ST SATA Black 24x DVDRW Retail

Kingston 4GB 1333MHz DDR3 Non-ECC CL9 DIMM

Asus HD 7770 DirectCU 1GB DDR5 PCI-E 3.0 Video Card DVI HDMI 2xDisplayport

My question is are these parts compatible and are they an Okish combination? If not, they please list some others.


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May 5, 2012 11:52:50 AM

It would help to know your budget range and what you want to do with that PC.
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May 5, 2012 11:57:04 AM


The CPU you chose is socket FM1 the motherboard is socket AM3+. You need either a socket FM1 motherboard or an AM3/AM3+ CPU. As socket FM1 is soon to be obsolete would be best to find an AM3 or AM3+ CPU. Look around for a similar athlon or phenom II but sits in socket AM3.

Rest is reasonable though the included PSU is likely a crappy liability better to cut down to a 500GB HDD (Do you really need 1TB of porn?) and then buy a good PSU (OCZ, XFX, Corsair, Seasonic)
May 6, 2012 12:57:13 AM

Ok i changed the cpu to AMD FX-4100 Quad Core 3.6GHz 12MB and switched my hdd to 500gb (the only reason why i chose 1tb was there was a deal on it but realized yeah i wouldnt need 1tb) and my budget would be around $800 usd after converting from nzd and the comp is mostly for web surfing with the occasional games until i switch to a better one later.