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February 2, 2012 7:09:42 PM

Hey everybody, Im new to the forums, If i placed this in the wrong area, I AM SO SORRY, please ask me to delete it, and i will, or feel free to, But first please tell me where to post this thanks a million.

Anyway, Im about to get a job, and looking into my first build, anyway does this all look compatible, Ive been building computers, (for others) for some time now, so I know my stuff, just im spending some cash and want to make sure i get this on the knob.

Basically does this look compatible, and do you see any bottlenecks? thanks.

Also dont tell me to change the PSU, or HARD DRIVE, i am comfortable with those brands and wattage/hdd size.

Thanks a bunch here is the build.

Ram = Kingston ValueRAM 4 GB Kit (2x2 GB Modules) 1333MHz PC3-1066 DDR3 DIMM Desktop Memory KVR1333D3N9K2/4G 28$ [...] 462&sr=8-4

Hard Drive = Maxtor DiamondMax 16 4R160L0 160GB 5400RPM 2MB cache EIDE ATA/133 3.5" Desktop Hard Drive - w/ 1 year Warranty
35$ [...] 41&sr=1-12

Case = Catalyst ATX Mid Tower PC Computer Case, Black/Red [INT-96-04R] 24$ CHEAPEST [...] 384&sr=1-1

PSU= Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus Series 500W ATX12V V2.3 Power Supply (RS500-PCARD3-US) 40$ [...] 456&sr=1-3

Graphics card = Sapphire AMD Radeon HD 6850 PCIE Video Card (100315L)150$ [...] -1-catcorr

Motherboard= GIGABYTE AM3+ NVIDIA GeForce 7025/nForce 630a Chipset DDR3 1600 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard GA-M68MT-S2 [...] roduct_top

Os= Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (Full) System Builder DVD 1 Pack 100$ [...] 983&sr=1-3

disk drive = Genuine Dell Desktop FAST SATA DVD+RW DVDRW DVD Burner Drive 16x DVD+R Write Speed 48x CD Write Speed For Any System That Accepts Full Size Optical Drive & SATA Connection 20$ (CHEAPEST) [...] 644&sr=1-1

CPU = AMD Phenom II X4 960T Processor, Black Edition, 3.0 4 Socket AM3 - HD96ZTWFGRBOX 115$ [...] 245&sr=8-1


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February 2, 2012 7:26:33 PM

February 2, 2012 7:36:13 PM

It's only been 20 mins...

For gaming, even the i3-2120 is better than AMD from the looks of the benchmarks. Cooler Master is not a good maker of PSUs. NEVER skimp on them as they are the most important component in your build. Try an Antec, PCP&C, Corsair, or XFX.
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February 2, 2012 7:39:15 PM

I was jk, anyway, aside form the Intel bias, and the psu, which i will replace, Is it compatible though?

(I wasnt trying to be rude, all respect)
February 2, 2012 7:40:39 PM

Oh, and the 115$ chip, (cpu) Im on a budget, and i want the 4 cores, and im hoping for the chance of 6 cores.
February 2, 2012 7:56:22 PM

I was just saying so because there is a rule in this forums for bumping a post regardless of the jk. Was trying to keep you from getting "yelled" at. :) 

Anyway, Hex-core Processors are useless for gaming as many modern games can't even use 2 or 3. Quad-cores are recommended cuz the other core can be used to do other mundane tasks.
February 2, 2012 8:00:57 PM

Ok thank you a bunch, But you still havent answered my question, Is it compatible or not? (thanks for all the info, and warning!:) ) (yes i will replace the PSU) but as it is now is it compatible (aside from psu) thanks a bunch
February 2, 2012 10:43:15 PM

Hey also If anyone is reading through this, please refrain from dodging my question, still i havent got an answer to my origional question sigh.


DO not DO NOT, tell me "replace this , its not meeting my standards." it meets my standards, i just would like to know if it is compatible..

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February 3, 2012 12:11:42 AM

February 3, 2012 12:33:57 AM

Awesome thank you, godbless x1000 lol, I have been dying, for someone to answer me. THANK YOU!
February 3, 2012 11:59:58 AM

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September 23, 2012 2:17:39 AM

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