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$350-450 Build; Compatibility Help

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July 4, 2012 2:17:49 AM

I need help with verifying the compatibility of my build's components. I'm trying to spend as little as possible but still maintain a somewhat decent build. I will mainly be using this build for
Taxing(ish) Gaming (Will it run Crysis on High, Witcher 2, Diablo), 3D modeling (Some fluid sims), and as a sound studio.
I've looked mainly through Newegg.com but I'm open to other sites.

Right now I'm thinking of
Case: APEX TX-381-C Black Steel Micro ATX Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $30
Power source: CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2 (CMPSU-430CXV2) 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $45
Motherboard:BIOSTAR A780L3B AM3 AMD 760G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $45
Processor: AMD Athlon II X3 455 Rana 3.3GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Desktop Processor ADX455WFGMBOX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $80
Harddrive: Western Digital AV-GP WD3200AUDX 320GB IntelliPower 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $70
RAM Memory: G.SKILL Value 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9S-4GBNT
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $20
Optical Drive: LG DVD Burner 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model GH24NS90 - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $18
Video Card: PowerColor AX6570 1GBK3-H Radeon HD 6570 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $57
Optional Monitor: Acer S220HQLAbd Black 21.5" 5ms LED Backlight Widescreen LCD Monitor 250 cd/m2 ACM 100,000,000:1 (1000:1)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $110

Before tax and rebates: $365
With Monitor $475

Is this build compatible?
What could I change for a better Performance/money ratio?
Anything unnecessary?

Thank you for your help.
July 4, 2012 2:42:28 AM

Outlander_04 said:
This RAM costs $3 more but it is a kit with 2 x2 gig so it will run in dual channel and increase system performance 6- 10 %
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This AM3+ motherboard will allow you to upgrade the processor in the future . After rebate its the same price as the one you have listed because shipping is free
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


OK I understand that. I'll think about that board. The thing is what if later I want to upgrade to 8 GB of DDR3 (With 2 4 GBs by just adding one)? Or would that be completely needless?
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July 4, 2012 2:49:28 AM

Definitely the AM3+ motherboard. That would let you run ll current and planned AMD processors

The RAM... I see se advantages in doing it your way , but a second RAM stick should be part of a matched pair . Most likely it would work but it also might not .
If you are building to game then definitely go with the 2 x2 gig kit . Games dont use more than about 3 gig
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July 4, 2012 2:51:35 AM

Outlander_04 said:
Definitely the AM3+ motherboard. That would let you run ll current and planned AMD processors

The RAM... I see se advantages in doing it your way , but a second RAM stick should be part of a matched pair . Most likely it would work but it also might not .
If you are building to game then definitely go with the 2 x2 gig kit . Games dont use more than about 3 gig


Ok. That sounds about right then. Thank you for helping me with this.
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