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Please look over my planned build for incompatibilities

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February 23, 2012 12:05:18 PM

Hi folks,

I'm putting together a new system, and I need some help. Below are the core components I've selected. Please let me know if your tech-savvy eyes can pick up any incompatibilities/issues in my planned configuration, such as motherboard and CPU not being right for each other, incompatible memory, insufficient/overkill PSU wattage, etc. Thanks so much!


CPU:
AMD FX-4100 Zambezi 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor FD4100WMGUSBX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard:
GIGABYTE GA-970A-D3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Memory:
Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory with heatshield Model PSD38G1600KH
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Video Card:
SAPPHIRE 100315L Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power Supply:
RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-530SS 530W ATX12V V2.2/ EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Power Supply, New Version with Build-in LED Fan On/Off Switch
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
February 23, 2012 12:09:40 PM

Are you planning on overclocking? adding a second GPU in the future? Do you have a case, hard drive, etc? What's your budget and what will you be using the computer for?

Everything you have listed should work together fine.

I would get a better brand of PSU, here is one from Corsair: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
February 23, 2012 12:11:38 PM

The processor may not be compatible with the motherboard straight out of the box.

Many times a FX processor isn't recognized by a FX board until that board has had a BIOS update. You can't do a BIOS update if the processor isn't recognized.

The only escape is to have a second processor laying around that fits the board, which you could insert only to do the BIOS update, then take it back out and replace it with the FX processor.

However, FX processors aren't worth all that trouble. If you would like an AMD processor, I suggest a Phenom 2 x4 955+ instead. In no case would these not be recognized right out of the box because of BIOS problems.

I would use CT2KIT51264BA1339 RAM instead of the Patriot RAM if it were me. Indeed, I do use that kind as you can see from my signature.

You will want to change the PSU as well. Raidmax lies about their PSU capabilities very often. I would not trust this brand if I were you.

You should get an XFX 550w instead. The XFX brand is very trustworthy and you will be able to rely on getting what the label says.
February 23, 2012 12:21:52 PM

Thanks for your quick replies, friends.
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