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April 18, 2012 4:08:30 AM

Hi. I'm building my own computer with a modest budget and was wondering if anyone saw a problem with these parts or if they had any suggestions:

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

-GPU EVGA 01G-P3-1556-KR GeForce GTX 550 Ti
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

-OS 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

-Mobo GIGABYTE GA-970A-D3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

-RAM G.SKILL NS 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

-HDD Samsung by Seagate Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ/ST500DM005 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

-ODD Samsung 22X DVD Burner Model SH-222BB/BEBE
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

-Case Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

-PSU Antec VP-450 450W ATX 12V v2.3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thanks for any feedback!
April 18, 2012 4:48:46 AM

Nice build. Everything is compatable, and glad to see you didnt cheap out on the power supply. If you want to save a few bux, new egg has a great deal on the Corsair CX430 36.99 with promo code for next 24 hours or so..and then there is an additional $20 rebate..total of $16.99 for a great power supply. I bought one in Feb. and had my rebate back in 32 days , which I thought was awesome service. I think Antec actually makes this unit for Corsair
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April 18, 2012 5:01:30 AM

Thank you so much for your response GI_Jones. I appreciate it a lot.
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April 18, 2012 5:05:48 AM

jezzer21 said:
Hi. I'm building my own computer with a modest budget and was wondering if anyone saw a problem with these parts or if they had any suggestions:

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

-GPU EVGA 01G-P3-1556-KR GeForce GTX 550 Ti
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

-OS 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

-Mobo GIGABYTE GA-970A-D3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

-RAM G.SKILL NS 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

-HDD Samsung by Seagate Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ/ST500DM005 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

-ODD Samsung 22X DVD Burner Model SH-222BB/BEBE
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

-Case Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

-PSU Antec VP-450 450W ATX 12V v2.3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thanks for any feedback!




One if you are going to be overclocking the chip I would go with the 970A UD3 not the 970A UD
If you are gaming the amd fx series are not a very good choice. I had a fx 6100 and the 970A UD3 and it was not very good in my opinion. I ended up returning the mbu and chip and ordering the Asrock z68 gen 3 and a dual core i3 and for gaming its much better Another thing you need check what recommended volts are for your gpu. For example i have http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... and when I got the card it said on the box that I needed a psu with a minimum 12 volt 40 amp capability. The psu you are looking at is 12 volt at 18 amps. I would give new egg a call be for you purchase it and check because I am not sure. I was reading that the 12 volt reading on the psu is more important than the watts.


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