My first pc build component compatibility check.

i just want to make sure everything is compatible with each other before ordering..

Approximate Purchase Date: Today / Tomorrow.

Budget Range: 350-420€

System Usage from Most to Least Important: low budget gaming, surfing

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers. (just the tower)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: or

Country: Finland

Overclocking: maybe

SLI or Crossfire: no

Monitor Resolution: anything with 16:9 ratio

Additional Comments: so here are my already chosen parts

AMD FX-4100 X4 3.6GHz

Corsair 8GB (KIT) DDR3 1600MHz/CL9/VENGEANCE

Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 - AM3+

520W-700W Cooler Master GX - 650W

Western Digital Caviar SE 500GB 7200rpm 16MB SATA-2

SONY DVD Recorder 24x SATA Internal Black Bulk

Already bought Palit gtx460 1gb ddr5 sonic from a friend for 50€, pretty good deal i guess..

and i already have an old atx case which i'll use..

do i need to get anything else? any suggestions or things i should change?

p.s. sorry for the finnish language website ;) hope you still understand what parts they are.
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  1. Would recommend either XFX Core 650W PSU or Corsair TX650 V2 instead of the Cooler Master.
    Sure it's 20€ more but you get much better quality unit in either case.

    Otherwise seems to be ok. Things are compatible.
  2. I would really hesitate to recommend FX with all the installation, BIOS and software issues it's been having. I suggest reading this as it clarifies a lot about it:,3119.html
  3. A reasonably priced choice to the FX-4100 is the PhenomII x4 960T ( just got one of these and it's been working ok )
    But you might want to also look into Intel based solutions with i3 2120, as it would be better for gaming and generally perform better than the FX.
  4. Alright! Thanks for the replies! I changed my mind and will order AMD Phenom II X4 960T instead.
  5. The 960T is a Black Edition CPU with unlocked multipler, and your Mobo may be able to unlock extra cores from the CPU.
    Mine did so it became a 6 core :)

    But if you do that and overclock you might want to consider picking up an aftermarket CPU cooler such as Cooler Master Hyper 212+. (~30€)
    Well if it fits your case anyway. The cooler that comes with the 960T is a bit flimsy, although it will do good enough job at stock settings.
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