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March 27, 2012 7:03:41 AM

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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March 27, 2012 7:32:37 AM

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!
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March 27, 2012 7:46:45 AM

well there is other option; you can buy a 500W PSU and use the extra $$ to buy an AMD Athlon II X3

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March 27, 2012 8:00:36 AM
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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_i...
Corsair CX-500W PSU $75
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
ASUS P8H61-M-LE-USB3-V3 $69
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 560 Ti Overclocked 1GB $249
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
Corsair CMV4GX3M2A1333C9 4GB (2x2GB) $29
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000 500GB 7200RPM $75
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
LG GH24NS90 24x SATA DVD-RW Drive OEM $22
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

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
April 6, 2012 3:29:33 AM

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April 6, 2012 3:30:08 AM

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_i...
Corsair CX-500W PSU $75
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
ASUS P8H61-M-LE-USB3-V3 $69
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 560 Ti Overclocked 1GB $249
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
Corsair CMV4GX3M2A1333C9 4GB (2x2GB) $29
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000 500GB 7200RPM $75
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
LG GH24NS90 24x SATA DVD-RW Drive OEM $22
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

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. :) 
!