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May 21, 2012 7:06:04 AM

Hello,

I'm in the process of putting together my first PC and was hoping somebody could help make sure the things I get are not going to give me compatibility issues.

Mobo: Already Purchased
Asus M5A97
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU: Already Purchased
AMD FX4170 Black edition

Video Card:
Radeon HD 6870
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Ram:
Kingston HyperX blu 8Gb (2x4)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Storage:
OCZ Agility 3 60Gb SSD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power:
Rosewill 630W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I'm already aware that the Mobo might need a bios update to run the FX CPU, but other than that I just want to make sure everything should work before I purchase the rest. Please post any suggestions for me or other produces that I should consider. I am on a budget so keep that in mind. Planning on using the PC as a gaming/media computer to hook up to my TV.
Thanks guys!
May 21, 2012 8:07:38 AM

Get the Vertex 4. Much more reliable SSD. Change the PSU to a 650W Rosewill Capstone.
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May 21, 2012 8:15:25 AM

Everything looks good :) 

Though I've heard certain Rosewill PSU's to be a hit or miss, so I would recommend something like Corsair, Seasonic, or Antec.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - This PSU is currently $59 with the 15% discount. The Hive series from what I understand, is very reputable. The one you listed will work, but I wouldn't trust my life with it :lol: 

Good luck and have fun!
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May 21, 2012 8:28:54 PM

Oh yes! If I had the option, I would choose the Antec PSU in a heartbeat :lol: 
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May 21, 2012 9:25:25 PM

If you're willing to spend about 80-100 dollars on a case, I would highly recommend something like this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The Antec 900 and Rosewill Challenger have almost NO cable management possibilities. My brother uses the Blackbone and Challenger for two of his rigs and they are not the best for the most optimal airflow/cable management.
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May 28, 2012 12:36:36 AM

Best answer selected by smpotter12.
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