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Doing a budget gaming rig for a friend. Is there anything I need to know about AMD that is different from the standard Intel build? These are the parts he is having delivered to my house to be assembled. Shouldnt be any problems right? Parts have already been ordered so not really looking for suggestions. Just want to make srue everything with an AMD build is "standard" like intel builds.


CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 black edition 3.4GHz

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.661554

Mobo: MSI NF750-G55 nForce 750a SLI

PSU : XFX Core Edition Pro 550w http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817207013

Memory: 4GB ADATA XPG Gaming http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820211409

HD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152185

CD/DVD: LITE-ON CD/DVD http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827106289

GPU: nVidia GT430 (old card harvested from old comp)

Case: Random case he chose not sure but it is ATX
    
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Well I'm not sure what you consider "standard" by Intel, seems to me that every time they bring out a new CPU they have an entirely new socket for it.

As far as AMD goes, what I like is that alot of the AMD socket mobos are for multiple use. I had the same mobo for 3 different CPU's because it was for AM2 and AM3 processors. What I really like about that is that I can use the same mobo longer, and if my CPU were to die I can use an older one to get me by.

So the short answer would be AMD is probably more standard then Intel, and your build looks just fine.
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thnx. just wanted to make sure parts were compatable. +rep
    
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No problem. Be prepared to under-clock your ram to 1300 if you have instability issues. AM3 setups can be finicky with RAM running at 1600. Run CPUID once you have windows going...and make sure your timings are right or you'll get random BSODs.
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post #5 of 5
Get the CPU alone (using the $15 off promo code) and get this motherboard
Better deal

And AMD systems with C3 revision processors (such as that 965 being sold) are fine with 1600Mhz memory as long as the settings are correct. However, that particular kit is definitely known for problems with AMD systems. Get this kit instead. Better specs anyway and lower price.

That PSU imo is too much to pay for, to begin with. This is a better 500-550W unit for the price, and it's a great quality unit no doubt.

Also forgive me for being picky but if you are paying more than $20-22 shipped on a DVD drive, you are paying too much. Get this drive for $20 shipped.
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