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First Hombuild. Need compatibility assistance.

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July 12, 2012 2:34:45 AM

This is my first cpu build. I really just need to know the compatibility of the mother board. If it's not compatible, give me some suggestions. Any assistance is greatly appreciated.

Approximate Purchase Date: Next Week

Budget Range: (Max: 900$)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: (Gaming, movies, web browsing, music)

Parts Not Required: (mouse, speakers, sound card, optical drive, monitor, OS (Windows 7))

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (newegg.com)

Country:USA

Parts Preferences: Going for AMD build

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1600X1200 monitor and a 1080p monitor (not at the same time)

Comments: I already own the PSU, GPU, and CASE.

CASE: Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811129066

MOBO: ASUS M5A97 EVO AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU: AMD FX-6100 Zambezi 3.3GHz Socket AM3+ 95W Six-Core Desktop Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: GIGABYTE Ultra Durable VGA Series GV-R685OC-1GD Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814125353

COOLING: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/AM3+
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6835103099

PSU: Rosewill HIVE Series HIVE-650 650W Continuous @40°C, 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified, Modular Design, Single +12V Rail, ATX12V v2.31/EPS12V v2.92, SLI Ready, CrossFire Ready, Active-PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817182132

RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820145345

HARD DRIVE: Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6822148840
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July 12, 2012 3:09:18 AM

Drop the rosewill power supply and replace it with a quality corsair, seasonic, or antec model.

The hyperlinks to the AM3+ motherboard and CPU are dead.

I 'personally' can not recommend Seagate for anything. I have had problems with their hard drives and know many others who have experienced the same. May want to consider Western Digital. (I don't recommend Samsung either as Seagate has recently purchased their hard drive division.

I think with combo deals and other savings you can trim enough money to get a stronger video card. However If you want to stay in the price range of it I would suggest a HD 7770 GHz edition card as it is newer technology with much better Direct X 11 support and tessellation.

I strongly recommend going with a Core I-5 processor. It can increase your frame rates in games significantly. Like 30 frames per second or better in some applications.
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July 12, 2012 3:30:19 AM

This build would be substantially faster. It goes over your budget by $13 (before rebates) but I am sure you could make up the difference easy looking for promocodes

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LITE-ON 24X DVD Writer - Bulk - Black SATA Model iHAS224-06 LightScribe Support - OEM
Item #: N82E16827106333
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$3.00 Instant
$22.99
$19.99

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IN WIN MANA134 Black SEEC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811108407
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$20.00 Instant
$74.99
$54.99

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Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EZEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822236339
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
Recover Your Data(expand for options)
-$10.00 Instant
$109.99
$99.99

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XFX Core Edition FX-785A-ZNFC Radeon HD 7850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
Item #: N82E16814150617
Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
-$5.00 Instant
$20.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$234.99
$229.99
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AMD Gift - Dirt SHOWDOWN Gift Coupon
Item #: N82E16800995124
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$59.99 Saving
$59.99
$0.00

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
Item #: N82E16817139028
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$10.00 Instant
$20.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$79.99
$69.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBXL
Item #: N82E16820231426
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
$43.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
Item #: N82E16819116504
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
$229.99

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COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel ...
Item #: N82E16835103065
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$5.00 Instant
$10.00 Mail-in Rebate
$34.99
$29.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813157293
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
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July 12, 2012 4:50:59 AM

Thanks for the suggestions. The reason I didn't go with intel processors is that after doing some research, AMD processors are very underated. Plus the past few times I have owned anything with Intel processors in them either dies or goes incredibly slow after a year. AMD on the other hand, I had bought two AMD centered builds about 8 years ago and they are still running like the day I bought them, very well. But its about time for a whole remake. Western Digital has lately gone downhill from what I have read. A lot of the hard drives they have made lately have been dying or just not working, everyone keeps saying 'must have been a bad batch.'

As for the links, they have been fixed. I am just mainly wondering about the compatibility of this build, mainly that mobo. Thanks again.
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