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Is this a good build for a budget of $700?

MOBO: Asus Socket AM3+/ AMD 970 ATX Motherboard (M5A97)
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0058G65UU/ref=ox_sc_act_title_6?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER

CPU: AMD FX 4170 4.2Ghz
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0074J7ITG/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER

GPU: HIS 7850 IceQ X 2GB
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007HYIDTC/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER

PSU: Corsair Builder Series CX600
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004W2T2UQ/ref=ox_sc_act_title_4?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER

HDD: WD Caviar Blue 500gb 7200rpm
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00461G3MS/ref=ox_sc_act_title_5?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER

RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8gb DDR3 1600mhz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428

Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 Mid Tower ATX
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003O8J11E/ref=ox_sc_act_title_7?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER

Are there any compatibility issues with this build? Do I have enough power to run this build? Does the mobo have HDMI, or VGA?

Total Price: $695.52
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  1. Best answer
    assuming you already have windows 7 here is my take on the build

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/bADS
  2. A dual core processor? I thought dual cores were really old and slow?
  3. What are you using the computer for? Dual core is doesn't make that big of a difference if you are gaming. You wan't max processing speed out of your CPU for that. Cores are for multitasking.
  4. I want to use this computer for gaming mostly but school work too.
  5. ooh you fell for the core myth and the frequency myth!!

    the i3 2120 beats the fx chip easily in games. very fast too for most tasks. if you have about 80 more bucks, id get a i5 3450 CPU and a msi h77ma-g43 motherboard.

    the i5 will obliterate the fx in games all while using 2/3 as much power
  6. Is the i3-2120 compatible with that first mobo I picked?
  7. ??
  8. no, but you can get a decent H61 board cheap
  9. How about this board?
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005SEZWBK/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER

    And with this setup now what kind of psu will I need to power it?
  10. Yup, it will work with that mobo, but if you're getting a Z68 board, might as well get an i5-2400/other low-end i5.
  11. What kind of psu do I need to power this thing?
  12. 600W is plenty.
  13. Ok thanks everybody!
  14. Best answer selected by jordannn15.
  15. The 3570k is what I run. It is blazing fast. I think it is a good CPU for a budget.
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