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Any tips you guys can give me?
Will my GPU bottleneck my CPU?
Should I add in a SSD? If so, how many GB?
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  1. I suggest you just drop the SSD for now, and buy one later when budget allows.
    Agility 3 isn't really that great; and I believe it has a reputation of a high failure rate.

    You don't need the aftermarket cooler either if you're not gonna OC.

    Everything else looks okay to me, dunno about the motherboard though.
    I would get this instead. http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-960gmu3s3fx
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    1. That build is a good start, these would be my suggestions:

    - FX-4300 is a better CPU than the 965 is.
    - That fan is junk - it's no better than the stock fan. The Hyper 212 Evo is far better and can be had for less than $30.
    - The sound card isn't needed - you can drop that.
    - Drop the SSD and invest the difference elsewhere - either upgrading your GPU or CPU to the i5-3470.

    2. No

    3. Take my suggestion from #1.
  3. g-unit1111 said:
    1. That build is a good start, these would be my suggestions:

    - FX-4300 is a better CPU than the 965 is.
    - That fan is junk - it's no better than the stock fan. The Hyper 212 Evo is far better and can be had for less than $30.
    - The sound card isn't needed - you can drop that.
    - Drop the SSD and invest the difference elsewhere - either upgrading your GPU or CPU to the i5-3470.

    2. No

    3. Take my suggestion from #1.

    So what about the motherboard? Any suggestions?
  4. excella1221 said:
    I suggest you just drop the SSD for now, and buy one later when budget allows.
    Agility 3 isn't really that great; and I believe it has a reputation of a high failure rate.

    You don't need the aftermarket cooler either if you're not gonna OC.

    Everything else looks okay to me, dunno about the motherboard though.
    I would get this instead. http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-960gmu3s3fx

    Can the AM3 CPU fit in a AM3+ Socket? is there no difference?
  5. Yes, it's backwards compatible.

    What wouldn't work is an AM3+ CPU into an AM3 socket.
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