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Parts compatibility check, would this build work?

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November 28, 2012 8:46:21 AM

Hi,

I'm trying to build a cheap PC just for media editing and a little bit of gaming such as COD 4 etc. So nothing to powerful at all, although I do want it to be fast and efficient.

I've come across these parts and I was wondering if it is all compatible and would create the system I desire

PROCESSOR
http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=9687
AMD x2 A6-5400K Dual Core 3.6Ghz FM2 CPU

MOTHERBOARD
MSI FM2-A55M-E33 FM2 AMD A55
http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=9749

RAM
G.Skill Ares 8GB Kit (4Gx2) DDR3 1600 F3-1600C9D-8GAO
http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=8835

CASE w/PSU
A-Power APWR-C-MGX2 Megatronx2 Case with PSU
http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=9560

HARDDRIVE
Hitachi 2.5" TravelStar 500GB SATA HDD
http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=2316

GRAPHICS CARD
http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=9810
Gigabyte GV-R657D3-2GI 2GB 6570

What do you guys think, Thanks in advance


sorry for the repost no one helped in last thread

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November 28, 2012 9:14:38 AM

It'll work, but you're way better off buying a Phenom II x4 if you're getting a graphics card. That CPU is a CPU+GPU, so there's no point in it if you're getting a graphics card.

Basically you have two way s of getting a decent rig that cheap:

Phenom II x4 with an AM3/3+ board, and a graphics card,
or
AMD A10 / good A8 with a FM2 and no graphics card.

Also, either way, buy a case and power supply separate - that power supply is very bad quality and likely to make the computer explode.
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November 28, 2012 9:25:17 AM

thank you :) 
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