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August 3, 2012 4:24:17 PM

Hello I was wondering if these parts were compatible and if I could make them better somehow thanks :non: 


NZXT Phantom 410 CA-PH410-B1 Red Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS VK248H-CSM Black 24" 2ms (GTG) HDMI Widescreen LED-Backlit LCD Monitor 250 cd/m2 ASCR 50000000:1 Built-in Speakers&Webcam
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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

ASUS ENGTX550 TI DC TOP/DI/1GD5 GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SONY Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model DDU1681S-0B - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

hec ZEPHYR ZEPHY580MX 580W Continuous @ 40°C ATX12V V2.3 / SSI EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Certified Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Crucial Ballistix 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model BLT2KIT2G3D1869DT1TX0
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

AMD FX-4100 Zambezi 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor FD4100WMGUSBX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


THANK YOU :) 

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August 3, 2012 4:41:47 PM

They will all work together but...

I do have some questions/suggestions:

Is there a particular reason you went with an AMD CPU? AMD gets beat by Intel at almost every price point.

I would recommend getting 8gb (2x4gb) of DDR3 1600mhz RAM. G.Skill make some good kits, I particularly like their ARES line because they have a lower profile and don't conflict with the CPU heat sink like some other kits.

I would replace that PSU with either: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... . They are both cheaper and from more reputable brands.
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August 3, 2012 4:49:06 PM

because they are expensive the i5 this is more of a budget build i changed my psu
and ram thanks
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a c 92 B Homebuilt system
August 3, 2012 4:50:59 PM

That PSU is complete junk. And don't expect to max out anything with that setup. You can get an Intel i5 in your system if you post the budget.
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August 3, 2012 4:52:16 PM

yeah like i said i changed my psu and you have to spend an extra 100 on the cpu
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a c 92 B Homebuilt system
August 3, 2012 5:03:50 PM

omaroma11 said:
yeah like i said i changed my psu and you have to spend an extra 100 on the cpu


Not necessarily. How much are you looking to spend overall on that system? The FX is such a poor choice when even the lowest end Intel CPUs completely eclipse them in just about every single category.
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a c 118 B Homebuilt system
August 3, 2012 5:06:53 PM

subasteve5800 said:


Is there a particular reason you went with an AMD CPU? AMD gets beat by Intel at almost every price point.

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Just because I can't get enough of this.



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August 3, 2012 5:09:44 PM

You'd be better off with an i3-2100 than a FX-4100. Here's a comparison between the FX-8150 (8 cores vs the -4100's 4 cores) and the i3-2100. They trade blows across the board. The i3-2100 destorys the FX-4100
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a c 92 B Homebuilt system
August 3, 2012 5:10:35 PM

For $1100 I think I would scrap that whole build and get something like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($188.49 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($349.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1125.40
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-03 13:10 EDT-0400)

A little bit over $1100 but way better CPU, motherboard, PSU, GPU, RAM, you name it. If you want to keep it under $1100 replace the video card with the 7870.
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August 3, 2012 5:15:36 PM

what about os
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August 3, 2012 5:17:17 PM

And monitor. (Solid build though, G-unit)
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August 3, 2012 5:21:11 PM

well thanks for the help guys i might change my cpu
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a c 118 B Homebuilt system
August 3, 2012 5:35:34 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($159.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($80.14 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($284.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Asus VH236H 23.0" Monitor ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($88.73 @ Amazon)
Total: $1106.77
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-03 13:36 EDT-0400)
**Monitor** | [Asus VH236H 23.0" Monitor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-monitor-vh236h) | $149.99 @ Newegg
**Operating System** | [Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit)](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/microsoft-os-gfc02050) | $88.73 @ Amazon
| | **Total**
| Prices include shipping and discounts when available. | $1106.77
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-03 13:35 EDT-0400 |
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a c 118 B Homebuilt system
August 3, 2012 5:44:07 PM

Couple notes:

-Stupid PC partpicker always puts MicroCenter price first for Intel CPUs. That price is In-store only. Meaning you have to actually live near one to buy it that cheap. Its $200-220 everywhere else.

- Yes I went with an Sandy Bridge 2500K instead of Ivy 3570K. Why? Because its usually cheaper, and Ivy Bridge despite being newer, offers absolutely no improvement over Sandy for gamers (less than 1% improvement) and yet the Ivy typically costs more.

- CoolerMaster 212+ CPU cooler instead of 212 Evo. They perform almost identical, but the 212+ is $10 cheaper.

- No I didn't go with the case you wanted, you can drop down on the video card a little bit if you like. The next step down would be the 7850. Still a pretty good video card, overclocks well enough to perform on par with a stock GTX 570.
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a c 92 B Homebuilt system
August 3, 2012 5:50:45 PM

I adjusted my build a bit to include OS and monitor but yeah I hate that PC Part Picker always lists Micro Center - that's not always an option for everybody.

Try this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($258.44 @ Mwave)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VH236H 23.0" Monitor ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($88.73 @ Amazon)
Total: $1107.10
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-03 13:51 EDT-0400)
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August 3, 2012 8:52:17 PM

sweet thank guys
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August 3, 2012 8:52:54 PM

Best answer selected by omaroma11.
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