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A New Cheap Gaming Build -Need Input-

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May 23, 2012 1:49:48 AM

Hey Forums,
I am a first time builder and would like to ask a few questions mostly about compatibility. I am pretty happy with the performance of all my components but if there are any that are cheaper that are the same power. Most importantly, are there any blatant mistakes I made while planning? Anyway here are my questions.

- Will my mobo fit my processor?

- Is my PSU powerful enough?

- Will my mobo fit into my case well?

- Will my GPU be able to play games like minecraft, Left4dead2, Team fortress 2, Civ 5 . . . Those kinds of games.

- Again is there anything that is horribly wrong in compatibility or not strong enough for what I need to do?

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1 Motherboard ASUS M5A97 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard . . . $94.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

2 Video Card ASUS HD7750-1GD5-V2 Radeon HD 7750 1GB 128-bit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $109.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

3 Power Supply COOLER MASTER GX 450W RS450-ACAAD3-US . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $44.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

4 Processor AMD Athlon II X3 455 Rana 3.3GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core . . . . . . . . . . . . .$79.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

5 Ram/Memory G.SKILL NS 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 . . . . . . . . . . . . $24.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

6 Hard Drive Samsung by Seagate Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ/ST500DM005 500GB 7200 . . . . . . $79.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

7 Case NZXT GAMMA Classic Series GAMA-001BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower . . . . . . . . . . . . $39.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Subtotal: $474.93
May 23, 2012 5:58:02 AM

- Will my mobo fit my processor?
Yes . If you check the motherboards web page on the makers site you can confirm this by checking the cpu compatibility list . Nice mb

- Is my PSU powerful enough?
Yes

- Will my mobo fit into my case well?
ATX is a standard size . It fits

- Will my GPU be able to play games like minecraft, Left4dead2, Team fortress 2, Civ 5 . . . Those kinds of games.
Not possible to give a definitive answer without knowing the resolution of your monitor , but you will be able to game .

- Again is there anything that is horribly wrong in compatibility or not strong enough for what I need to do?
The case is questionable . It has air filters and then holes in the side so incoming air does not have to go through the filters . I'd pay a little more for this item , but this is personal choice .
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May 23, 2012 5:59:21 AM

For $20 more, get the HAF 912.
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May 23, 2012 10:47:20 AM

Thank you for replying! I think i may heed your advice and the case wa probably the toughest part for me to decide on.
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