Critique on my components for a build?

I would really appreciate any constructive criticism. Someone already suggested upgrading from 550ti graphics to 460, but do you have any other suggestions for me?

Overall price is $538 approx.

I'd like to game with this.

And some things to note:

-My friend is offering to sell me a 1TB HDD for about the same price as the 500gb on Newegg.
-I have my monitor already.
-I have OS.

So I would appreciate any critique.
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  1. ^dunno if it's just newegg hushing me to the canadian website but i can't see your link
  2. Your shopping cart is empty. :(
  3. 550ti/460 is not really any different (unless its the 256bit version of the 460 but then only a tiny margin better) get whichever is cheaper
  4. This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
  5. The 460 is a little better than the 550 TI, but not by much. Between the two of em, well lets say I've been tempted more than once to swap my 550 TI with Max's 460 and see if he notices. :lol: Although you might consider a 6850 or a 6870, they cost a little more and they're better than both of them.
  6. I was thinking about the 6850 or 70, actually. However, what I'm not sure about is whether or not I can insert a 2.1x16 PCI gpu into my mobo which supports 2.0?

    What is the difference? I don't know if it's interchangeable?

    -ASRock A75 EXTREME6 FM1 AMD A75 (Hudson D3) SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

    -GIGABYTE GV-N460OC-1GI V3 GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

    -APEVIA ATX-CB700W 700W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply - OEM

    -AMD Athlon II X4 641 Llano 2.8GHz Socket FM1 100W Quad-Core Desktop Processor AD641XWNGXBOX

    For those that can't see it, that's what I have. Those are the parts important to my question. Sorry about that :)
  7. 1) You won't need a 700w PSU, a capable 550w would more than suffice
    2) Apevia makes cream of the crap PSU's, stay away from them
    3) Go with Antec, Corsair, Seasonic, XFX
  8. I'm a little confused how FM1 translates to AM3?

    AMD Athlon II X4 641 Llano 2.8GHz Socket FM1 100W Quad-Core Desktop Processor AD641XWNGXBOX

    Where does it say AM3? I understand it's an AMD processor, but if AMD processors are only AM3 then what processor supports FM1?

    THanks for the other suggestions, though.


    The only thing I don't like about your suggestion is that while they're the main components, I don't have a computer case, DVD-ROM, or HDD which I still need to buy from my friend. I didn't say he's just handing out 1TB drives.

    I'll consider this, but the price will be more along the lines of $600. Still, it would be cool to own a GTX 560 TI. It's an impressive card.

    Thank you.
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    I'm a little confused how FM1 translates to AM3?

    FM1 is a different socket type than AM3/AM3+. While the CPUs will physically fit in each other, they are not compatible, nor will the system boot.

    As to what processors work in FM1, Llanos aka AMD Fusion do. Not Athlons nor Phenom IIs.

    Also that Apevia power supply is a very poor choice.

    Lets start from scratch.

    Fill out that form, and specifically what games are you looking to play and at what resolutions?
  10. But can someone tell me how I can tell that it's actually an AM3? I mean, the Athlon said it's an FM1? I'll check the link I was given. I just don't understand how I can tell?
  11. Yeah I'm a bit new at this. I posted in the new build thread area. Thanks for your help. I was looking at the Phenom 2 prior to selecting this Athlon 2.

    I think I like AMD more, personally. But is the i3 all that different from the AMD processor?

    And, last question:

    Besides processor clocks, what goes into the power of the CPU?

    I mean, the i3 is a dual core clocked at 3.3GHz and the Phenom is a quad core clocked at about the same but with 2x the cores?

    Sorry if this is the wrong place to ask this. I was just surprised that you suggested the i3.
  12. Oh ok. Thank you for that. I'll keep that in mind.
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