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Windows 7: mobo fried, are these new components compatible? AM3+

03 Jan 2012   #1

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
mobo fried, are these new components compatible? AM3+

Back after a long hiatus. And I thought I would never post this but ...

Hey guys. Yep, my motherboard is fried. So it's time for a new build. I am facing the challenge we all do, getting the best rig for the least amount of money. Please check my specs below and let me know if they are all compatible. Thank you.

ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard - $90 (currently out of stock)

AMD FX-4100 Zambezi 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor FD4100WMGUSBX - $120

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD7500AALX 750GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive - $103

Crucial 8GB Kit (4GBx2) DDR3-1333 - $46

SAPPHIRE 100327L Radeon HD 6750 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - $105

Total: $464 (plus cost of power supply)

If these specs work together, and there is not a glaring error, I needs a recommendation for a power supply that would work with the motherboard, and fit my atx form factor mid tower Cool Master case. I will reuse the optical drive and extra fans.

Thank you for your thoughts and comments! Oh, and out of curiosity, could this build with these specs be purchased any cheaper pre-built from a well-known company?

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04 Jan 2012   #2
Sub Styler

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

looks compatible enough to me (assuming the RAM was selected via Crucial's memory Checking system)

Even though you can save a little by shopping around, you will probably save on delivery charges by getting it all from the same place (cheapest overall vendor that stocks all parts). I shouldn't imagine pre-built would be cheaper. CyberpowerPC Gamer Ultra 2098 (GU2098) Desktop PC AMD FX-Series FX-4100(3.6GHz) 8GB DDR3 500GB HDD Capacity AMD Radeon HD 6670 1GB Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit CyberpowerPC Gamer Ultra 2098 (GU2098) Desktop PC AMD FX-Series FX-4100(3.6GHz) 8GB DDR3 500GB HDD Capacity AMD Radeon HD 6670 1GB Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit $600
Would provide a fair comparison, consider all the other stuff (like HDD, PSU, Case, and a new windows license) you get though.

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04 Jan 2012   #3

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer

Thanks Sub. I do not have to pay for the operating system, as I have a license for this build. The case and optical drive are also being reused. Memory was selected using Crucial's menuing system. Shipping for all components is free. The system you selected looks very similar. The HD is 3 GB/s, mine is 6 GB/s which matches the mobo nicely. Doesn't mention if the USBs are 3.0. Video card does not have crossfirex support. All in all, it looks like a very nice rig at a very good price. I think I will go ahead and purchase the listed components. I appreciate you time and thoughts! :)
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