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Warning: These parts have potential issues/incompatibilities. (See details.)

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CPU $59.89 FREE $59.89 OutletPC Buy
Motherboard
Memory
Storage $44.89 FREE $44.89 OutletPC Buy
Video Card
Case
Power Supply $99.89 FREE $99.89 OutletPC Buy
Total: $204.67
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* Some physical dimension restrictions cannot (yet) be automatically checked, such as cpu cooler / RAM clearance with modules using tall heat spreaders.

Potential Issues / Incompatibilities

  • Some AMD 970 chipset motherboards may need a BIOS update prior to using Vishera CPUs. Upgrading the BIOS may require a different CPU that is supported by older BIOS revisions.
  • BitFenix - Shinobi Window ATX Mid Tower Case has front panel USB 3.0 ports, but the MSI - 970A-G46 ATX AM3+ Motherboard does not have onboard USB 3.0 headers.

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gregkolodny 1 point 60 months ago

Your MB and GPU are a bad choice; a rule of thumb for MBs and GPUs is don't buy MSI because they tend to suck (they also factory clock their GPUs higher than they should, so it can outperform the competition in reviews that last less than 24 hrs done by 3D Guru and the like, but in the longterm die far ahead of schedule), and Asus has nonexistent customer support, so if something goes wrong, you are screwed and that is that. Besides that, all seems well.

Jozmtr 1 point 60 months ago

bios update also dat free ram. And I'd change that GPU if i were you.

RedEyedStranger 1 Build 1 point 60 months ago

You say "yer breath smell like ****" I say "***** yors smells the worst!"

DatCerealBoi 1 point 18 months ago

I would recommend not spending so much on a case. I would also recommend changing your MB and GPU like someone else said for the exact reasons. They may look nice but looks don't matter when the computer is utter crap. Also, try getting a MB that goes well with your CPU to save your headaches for a different time.

Reason:
Note: Wattages are estimates only. Actual power draw may differ from listed values.
Component Estimated Wattage
AMD - FX-6300 3.5 GHz 6-Core Processor 11W - 95W
ADATA - XPG Gaming Series 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR3-1600 Memory 9W - 9W
Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive 4W - 20W
Asus - Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2 GB Video Card 43W - 175W
Total: 67W - 299W
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