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March 6, 2012 3:37:38 PM

Graphics Card:
Asus GTX 560Ti DirectCU II 1GB GDDR5 Dual DVI Mini HDMI PCI-E Graphics Card

Motherboard:
Asus M5A97 PRO 970 Socket AM3+ 8 Channel HD Audio ATX Motherboard

CPU:
AMD FX-4 4100 Black Edition 4 Core 3.6Ghz Socket AM3+ 8MB L3 Cache Retail Boxed Processor

RAM:
Corsair 16GB (4X4GB) DDR3 1333Mhz XMS Memory Kit CL9 (9-9-9-24) 1.5v

PSU:
OCZ ZS Series 750W 80+ Bronze PSU with 135mm Fan & single +12V Rail

HDD:
WD 500GB 3.5" SATA 6Gb/s Caviar Blue Hard Drive - 7200RPM 16MB Cache

DVD Drive:

Samsung SH-222BB 22x DVD±RW DL & RAM SATA Optical Drive - OEM Black

Case:
Sharkoon T9 Case - Red Edition
Case specs:
ATX case
Acrylic side panel
9x 5.25" drive bays
Top I/O with 1x USB3.0, 3x USB2.0, 1x headphone and 1x microphone connector, power and reset button
7 slots for add-on cards
Mesh front panel
Quick fasteners for optical drives, mainboard mounting panel with installation opening for coolers
2 openings for water cooling
Cable management system

I want to know if all of these are compatible so that I can do a cool gaming build :) 

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March 6, 2012 3:45:02 PM

You don't need 16GB of memory for a gaming build, so you can save some money there.. Also, why not go with an Intel CPU/compatible motherboard - they generally will outperform for the same amount of money.
March 6, 2012 3:45:03 PM

If this rig will run what you are wanting, yes all the hardware is compatable. Newegg is about to have a shellshocker on a 1tb hdd in about 15 min
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March 6, 2012 3:47:46 PM

thanks
March 6, 2012 4:43:14 PM

I would agree with Crush. You will not need 16 gbs if you are gaming. 8 gb is what I would suggest. Intel does out preform for gaming, however I understand that you are probably trying to spend the least amount. If what you have here will satisfy you then cool, however IF you have the money and want to future proof your system better, go with an i5 .
March 6, 2012 4:47:58 PM

kcsmacker said:
I would agree with Crush. You will not need 16 gbs if you are gaming. 8 gb is what I would suggest. Intel does out preform for gaming, however I understand that you are probably trying to spend the least amount. If what you have here will satisfy you then cool, however IF you have the money and want to future proof your system better, go with an i5 .


The Core i3-2120 is a good choice and even the $70 Pentium G620 will outperform any FX CPU according to these benchmarks: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-fx-pentium-a...

You could get an Asrock Z68 Extreme 3 Gen 3 and an i3-2120 and it would not alter the budget at all. You could even pay the $50 difference and upgrade to the i5-2400 and it'd be a far safer bet than any AMD rig right now.
March 6, 2012 5:21:05 PM

Agreed G unit. Gow with the i3 if you can step up to that. Personally I would not get a Pentium G620, but that is just personal hate for them ^_^. I really think you would be best getting the i5 2400 or 2500 if you can scrap some extra money together.

you can pair it with a mid range z68 board. This one is amazing for the price:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
March 6, 2012 8:56:37 PM

g-unit1111 said:
The Core i3-2120 is a good choice and even the $70 Pentium G620 will outperform any FX CPU according to these benchmarks: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-fx-pentium-a...

You could get an Asrock Z68 Extreme 3 Gen 3 and an i3-2120 and it would not alter the budget at all. You could even pay the $50 difference and upgrade to the i5-2400 and it'd be a far safer bet than any AMD rig right now.


Exactly.

i3-2120 + Z68 is a superior combo for roughly the same price. :sol: 
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