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Author:   jacob bobman
Date:   Dec 19, 12 at 4:43pm (PST)
Subject:   Are these parts compatible?
Cpu: AMD FX-4300 Vishera 3.8GHz (4.0GHz) Socket AM3+ 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor

Motherboard:ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD

Memory:G.SKILL Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-1866C10D-16GAB

Graphics: MSI N630GT-MD4GD3 GeForce GT 630 4GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Disc Drive: LG Black 14X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 5X DVD-RAM 12X BD-ROM 4MB Cache SATA BDXL Blu-ray Burner, Bare Drive, 3D Play Back (WH14NS40) ... - OEM

Btw this is my first build so if you have recomendations please tell me and my budget is 850$ thanks

Author:   jacob bobman
Date:   Dec 19, 12 at 4:45pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Are these parts compatible?
Also i want to see if this video card is compatible?: ZOTAC ZT-61001-10M GeForce GTX 650 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

Author:   Crusad3r
Date:   Dec 20, 12 at 4:59am (PST)
Subject:   re: Are these parts compatible?
Hi jacob and welcome to Neoseeker

You're missing a few parts. Namely:

- Case
- Power supply

I also recommend going for a cpu from Intel, as you'll get much more performance for your money compared with AMD chips. Also keep in mind that the graphics card you selected is a low end card so don't expect miracles out of it, though it is compatible with your current build.

Author:   bobbyg2
Date:   Dec 21, 12 at 12:38pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Are these parts compatible?
^He did list the RAM. As already stated, you will however need a case and Power Supply. Also, if you don't already have an Operating System disk (or if you're pirating), you'll need that too.

Everything above is compatible, AMD CPUs aren't bad, you might get a little more performance per dollar with Intel but it's not a drastic difference

The GTX 650 is definitely better than the 630 so if you're planning on playing some graphically intensive games I'd go with that (The 650 should play all current games, don't expect to max out the graphics on the modern games though)

Here's a nice case and power supply combo deal:

Author:   Crusad3r
Date:   Dec 23, 12 at 4:10am (PST)
Subject:   re: Are these parts compatible?
I completely overlooked the RAM, haha

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