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Can I get a compatiblity check on my build?

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July 3, 2012 12:00:31 AM

Usage: decent gaming (this build should handle crysis 2 on advanced settings), general usage

Basically I just need a compatibility check on these as I would like to finalize my build but please feel free to throw in other advice as well

GPU:Geforce GTX 550 TI (MSRP: $149.99)
CPU:AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black AM3 3.4Ghz 512KB 45NM 125W 4000MHZ ($117.99 on amazon.com)
Mother Board:GIGABYTE GA-970A-D3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard ($89)
Ram:Corsair XMS3 8 GB (2 4gb sticks) (48.98 at amazon)
Hardrive:Seagate Barracuda 500 GB ($39.00 on ctistore.com)
Power Supply:COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power Plus 500 watts (47.99)
Case:Three Hundred ATX Mid Tower Computer Case (59.99)
DVD drive:ASUS DVD-E818A7T/BLK/B/GEN ($16.99 on Newegg.com)
Mouse and Keyboard:Microsoft Wireless Desktop 800 Keyboard and Mouse(18.85 walmart.com)
Monitor:Asus VH236H 23-Inch Full-HD LCD Monitor with Integrated Speakers ($137 amazon.com)
July 3, 2012 12:04:42 AM

What kind of budget are we working with here? Cooler Master has a horrible reputation in the PSU department, get a Radeon 6870 over a GTX 550TI, and go with an Intel i3 or i5 over a Phenom II X4.
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July 3, 2012 12:06:43 AM

Right now I'm looking at 800 dollars being the max
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July 3, 2012 12:11:35 AM

Everything is compatible.... no ofense but thats a very crappy build, what are you going to use it for? whats your budget?
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July 3, 2012 12:18:46 AM

aqualipt said:
Everything is compatible.... no ofense but thats a very crappy build, what are you going to use it for? whats your budget?


Well as for budget I'm in the 700-800 dollar range, but this isnt going to be an instant buy, I'll being getting the parts over a period of at least 7 months do to some circumstances, its for decent gaming. As I said this build can handle crysis 2 on advanced settings so I'm fine with it being crappy :) 
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July 3, 2012 12:28:20 AM

naibaf said:
Well as for budget I'm in the 700-800 dollar range, but this isnt going to be an instant buy, I'll being getting the parts over a period of at least 7 months do to some circumstances, its for decent gaming. As I said this build can handle crysis 2 on advanced settings so I'm fine with it being crappy :) 


whaaat? so your build will be finished in... january 2013???? dont do that....buy everything when you have ALL the money.

and btw... i doubt that Phenom II X4/GTX 550ti PC can run crysis 2 @640x480.... just sayin...
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July 3, 2012 1:28:43 AM

aqualipt said:
whaaat? so your build will be finished in... january 2013???? dont do that....buy everything when you have ALL the money.

and btw... i doubt that Phenom II X4/GTX 550ti PC can run crysis 2 @640x480.... just sayin...


I agree - it's an absolute waste to spread out a build over that length of time - by the time you get everything put together the 60 day return policies will expire, and if there's anything that doesn't work you're SOL. If you have an existing build and you're upgrading incrementally then it makes sense but for a new build absolutely not.
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