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Compatibility of Parts?

Hi guys, I know there's lost of posts like this, but I'm not too sure if these parts are compatible.
(This is supposed to be a low end gaming build):

AMD Athlon II X2 Dual Core 260 (AM3)
Gigabyte GA-970A-D3 Mainboard AM3+
Corsair 4GB DDR3 PC-10600/1333 RAM
ATI Radeon HD 6850 1GB
Seagate Barracuda 500GB HDD @ 7200RPM
LG DVD Burner
Asus PCE N10 (Wireless Network Adapter)
Thermaltake Litepower 600W
Case - ATX Full Tower case.

I'm pretty sure about most of them, but I'm mostly worried about compatibility between the CPU and the RAM.
AMD says that the Athlon II can only handle RAM up to DDR3 1066MHZ, but the RAM I'm getting is DDR3 1333MHZ. Will it still work together though?

If they won't work, do you guys have any suggestions?
My budget is around $800 AUD.

Thanks!
Billy
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  1. Hi bcgamer10

    Yes it will work :), I don't know if it will scale the ram down a bit but the system should run fine.

    See this page for proff http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1301/2/

    Best of luck with it!
  2. DarkMatterTrace said:
    Hi bcgamer10

    Yes it will work :), I don't know if it will scale the ram down a bit but the system should run fine.

    See this page for proff http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1301/2/

    Best of luck with it!


    Thank you very much DarkMatterTrace! Yes, I'm quite sure the CPU will scale the RAM down a bit, but I know now that the system will run fine! Again, thank you very much!
  3. well there is other option; you can buy a 500W PSU and use the extra $$ to buy an AMD Athlon II X3
  4. Best answer
    For 800AUD I think you can probably do better.

    I'll edit this thread with a build shortly :)

    Here we go:

    i5-2400 $189
    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=16402
    Corsair CX-500W PSU $75
    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=15_354&products_id=17373
    ASUS P8H61-M-LE-USB3-V3 $69
    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=138_711_1183&products_id=19480
    Gigabyte GeForce GTX 560 Ti Overclocked 1GB $249
    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=193_1193&products_id=16576
    Corsair CMV4GX3M2A1333C9 4GB (2x2GB) $29
    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=186_218_1125&products_id=13237
    Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000 500GB 7200RPM $75
    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=210_344&products_id=18753
    LG GH24NS90 24x SATA DVD-RW Drive OEM $22
    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=658_667&products_id=19580

    Total: $708 AUD

    Case of your choice :)

    If you want to spend less money, but still have more performance than your previous build:
    i3-2120 = $129
    ATI 6870 = $200
  5. Best answer selected by BCgamer10.
  6. AdrianPerry said:
    For 800AUD I think you can probably do better.

    I'll edit this thread with a build shortly :)

    Here we go:

    i5-2400 $189
    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=16402
    Corsair CX-500W PSU $75
    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=15_354&products_id=17373
    ASUS P8H61-M-LE-USB3-V3 $69
    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=138_711_1183&products_id=19480
    Gigabyte GeForce GTX 560 Ti Overclocked 1GB $249
    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=193_1193&products_id=16576
    Corsair CMV4GX3M2A1333C9 4GB (2x2GB) $29
    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=186_218_1125&products_id=13237
    Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000 500GB 7200RPM $75
    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=210_344&products_id=18753
    LG GH24NS90 24x SATA DVD-RW Drive OEM $22
    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=658_667&products_id=19580

    Total: $708 AUD

    Case of your choice :)

    If you want to spend less money, but still have more performance than your previous build:
    i3-2120 = $129
    ATI 6870 = $200


    Thanks man! Very helpful. :)
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