Building my own computer w/ modest budget

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=N82E16819103996&Tpk=N82E16819103996

-GPU EVGA 01G-P3-1556-KR GeForce GTX 550 Ti
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130625&Tpk=N82E16814130625

-OS 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986

-Mobo GIGABYTE GA-970A-D3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128521&Tpk=N82E16813128521

-RAM G.SKILL NS 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231396&Tpk=N82E16820231396

-HDD Samsung by Seagate Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ/ST500DM005 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152181&Tpk=N82E16822152181

-ODD Samsung 22X DVD Burner Model SH-222BB/BEBE
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151244&Tpk=N82E16827151244

-Case Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147153

-PSU Antec VP-450 450W ATX 12V v2.3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371045&Tpk=N82E16817371045

Thanks for any feedback!
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  1. 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
  2. Thank you so much for your response GI_Jones. I appreciate it a lot.
  3. 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=N82E16819103996&Tpk=N82E16819103996

    -GPU EVGA 01G-P3-1556-KR GeForce GTX 550 Ti
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130625&Tpk=N82E16814130625

    -OS 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986

    -Mobo GIGABYTE GA-970A-D3
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128521&Tpk=N82E16813128521

    -RAM G.SKILL NS 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231396&Tpk=N82E16820231396

    -HDD Samsung by Seagate Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ/ST500DM005 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152181&Tpk=N82E16822152181

    -ODD Samsung 22X DVD Burner Model SH-222BB/BEBE
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151244&Tpk=N82E16827151244

    -Case Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147153

    -PSU Antec VP-450 450W ATX 12V v2.3
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371045&Tpk=N82E16817371045

    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=N82E16814121418 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.
  4. Another thing if you look at all of the benchmarks the amd PhenomII X4 and the i3 out perform the fx 4100 in most games.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/fx-4100-core-i3-2100-gaming-benchmark,3136-8.html
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