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Is this a good build?

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October 28, 2012 2:09:48 PM

im building a gaming pc and i want to know if my build is good and wont bottle neck. processor. amd fx 4100 motherboard. Gigabyte ga-970 ud3 am3 graphics card. sapphire radeon hd 6850 ram. G.skill ripjaws 4gb hdd. western digital wd re4 500gb case. haf 912 psu. antec bp 550 plus moudular psu i dont want to go over 800 dollares it also inclundes windows and i dont plan to overclock yet.

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October 28, 2012 2:13:11 PM

Well my only issues with the build is the RAM and the CPU. The Ram is of a tight fit for today's modern gaming, I would say 8gb is a good stance when it comes to RAM on gaming computers. In addition, you may as well change your CPU if you do not plan to overclock it. Right of the bat the FX-4100 is a disappointment unless you overclock it. If you do plan on keeping it stock then settle for a Phenom II X4 955 Black edition, it performs better than the FX-4100 and overclocks easily to 4ghz just like the FX4100. Best of all, it costs less! It is still available at
October 28, 2012 2:18:23 PM

thank you for what you told me about the ram but,i heard there going to quit making the phenom II. So thats why i dont know if i should get one. i plan to get the parts around december when i heard they are are going to stop makeing them
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October 28, 2012 2:19:51 PM

its going to be a present sorry for bad grammer
October 28, 2012 2:27:27 PM

True sooner or later they stop the development of older CPUs. However they typically don't stop support for them for a long time. If you look at older CPUs out there are still support pages for them. Even if they do quit the phenom II they will still give you your normal warranty if anything goes wrong, so you have nothing to worry about. If that is not enough to convince you then go for the FX-4100 but make sure to overclock it for a significant performance gain. Also here is a cpu hierarchy chart made by Tom's Hardware:


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October 28, 2012 2:31:18 PM

thank you i know that the phenom is better i just was a little scared about geting one becuse of what i heard but i think i will chose the phenom also do you a good cheap set of 8gb ram
October 28, 2012 2:31:25 PM

They quit making the Phenom II almost a year ago stuff for sale now is just leftovers. Still its a good CPU though and just as supported as any other product personally I wouldn't buy one right now though if you are building from new get an FX4300 its the new generation of FX and alot better than the old generation, the 4100 is pretty cr@p.
October 28, 2012 2:40:40 PM

+1^ like I said the FX 4100 is crummy unless you overclock it to 4ghz.
October 28, 2012 6:54:15 PM

how does the fx-4320 compare to the phenom II
October 28, 2012 7:08:09 PM

Hmm is that CPU already released or not? Either way I do not know yet but my guess is it will at least be equivalent to the Phenom II if not better.
October 28, 2012 7:14:42 PM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
October 28, 2012 8:18:09 PM

ok i redid my build this is the new one

procecer. amd phenom II x4 965 BE
motherboard. asus m5a99x evo am3+amd 990x (so i can upgrade to the fx 4320)
gpu. sapphire radeon gd 6850
ram. g.skill ripjaws 8gb 4x2gb ddr3-1600
hdd. western digital wd-re4 500gb
dd. light-on diskdrive
psu. antec bp 550 + modular
case haf 912
os windows 7
nzxt sentry mesh fan controllar
all equals $766