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August 18, 2012 1:36:02 AM

Hello,
I have been learning about building computers for awhile. I am a first time builder and i am building a gaming pc. i will post my specs and i need to know if all my components are compatible, if i have the correct power supply and if i should replace any parts with better parts for around the same price.Also thse are all from newegg.com

AMD FX-4170 Zambezi 4.2GHz (4.3GHz Turbo) Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Desktop Processor

G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory

Rosewill HIVE Series HIVE-750 750W 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

EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1463-KR GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3 AM3 AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Rosewill BLACKHAWK Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, come with Five Fans, window side panel, top HDD dock

ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
August 18, 2012 1:39:31 AM

All compatable, the Rosewill HIVE is a decent PSU, some people complain of it, but it does it job well.

I looks well in your setup.
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August 18, 2012 2:25:12 AM

If you are building a gaming pc I would rethink your CPU choice unless you are on a tight budget. The 4170 is the best AMD has to offer, but see this chart and it pales in comparison to the Intel i5 for gaming performance:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-o...

Think about something like this:

Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W $229
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 $134
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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