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February 14, 2012 5:10:17 PM

I am building my first gaming rig. However I need to be sure the parts are all compatible.

RAIDMAX Tornado ATX-238WU Black / Blue SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

HIS IceQ X Turbo H685QNT1GD Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card ...

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

RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-530SS 530W ATX12V V2.2/ EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular LED Power Supply

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B

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


All of these are from newegg. My main concern is compatibility and is 530 watts enough, i dont plan to do any major overclocking or get water cooling.

Please dont suggest anything more expensive like more ram, im at the max of my budget.
February 14, 2012 5:12:32 PM

I would suggest a larger PSU to avoid some problems that I am having, as well as a good brand like antec, corsair, xfx, as some recommend here. Other than that nothing jumps out as me that you may have problems with.
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February 14, 2012 5:16:11 PM

What is your budget and why have you chosen an amd processor especially the fx chip?
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February 14, 2012 5:28:25 PM

all of this comes to 520. And i chose the FX because Black editions have gone up in price, and im not crazy about intel.

The reason that my budget is so low is because i need to buy an OS and a hard drive still...thats gonna be fun...

Do i really need a larger psu? I dont want to go for a larger one if i really really dont have to. I did a calculator and even after aging of the psu the max wattage i got under 100% everything is 460 watts.
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