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First time build - $550 ~ $600. Will this work?

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June 30, 2012 4:12:03 PM

Hey everyone, I'm going to use this rig for school and gaming. As stated, this is my first build, and I am a noob at this. I just want to know: are these parts compatible? Also, if you can find a better hardware piece and replace it with the one listed below, without going over $600, that would be much appreciated. Thanks!

Current build on newegg (in shopping cart right now.)

Power supply: Antec VP-450 450W

Video card: Radeon HD 6870

Motherboard: ASI A55M-P33 FM1 AMD A55

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500Gb

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965

Case: Rosewill challenger

Cd-dvd drive: SONY black SATA 18x

Memory: G.Skill ripjaws series 8gb (2x4gb)

Please leave questions and suggestions below!

June 30, 2012 6:37:43 PM

jfindley25 said:


Motherboard: ASI A55M-P33 FM1 AMD A55

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965


No can do - that socket FM1 mobo is incompatible with the socket AM3 CPU :ouch: 
For $600 after rebates you could land on something like:
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June 30, 2012 11:50:39 PM

Thanks man! Ill check it out!
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July 1, 2012 12:03:27 AM

if you want more clearance on the mobo in that combo, i have it, haven't ran into anything sketchy with it yet.
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July 1, 2012 11:25:40 AM

Yep u are welcomed and happy shopping ^^
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