Thanks, I'm going to trade out the 6100 for the 4170, this is for gaming, so 6 cores over 4 shouldn't be a big deal. the graphics card is where it's at.
on that note, I will be gaming on a single, 19in (1650x1080?) monitor, so it's not even needing to push 1080p.
but I think you guys missed my question. I was asking whether or not these parts were compatible. do any of you have experience having two or more of these parts not working together?