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Are these PC parts compatibles? First time building a pc for gaming could use some tips.

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March 14, 2013 12:27:32 PM

CPU- Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor

Motherboard- ASRock H61M-GE Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard

Memory - Pareema 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory

Storage - Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

Video Card- PowerColor Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card

Case- Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case

Power Supply- Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply

Optical Drive - Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer
a b 4 Gaming
March 14, 2013 12:37:20 PM

Compatible, but you can add 2 memory modules instead one as dual channel would better than single channel, thanks
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March 14, 2013 12:41:07 PM

you need mim. 500W power supply for a 7850 video card
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a b 4 Gaming
March 14, 2013 12:42:30 PM

Your parts are compatible, but I would suggest some alternatives (if budget permits).
Mobo: choose a B75 or H77 board with modern interfaces including SATA 6Gb/s and USB 3.0.
Memory: Get a 2x4GB or 2x2GB kit to be able to run in dual-channel mode. The performance difference is probably in the 3%-5% range.
Storage: iirc, the Spinpoint F3 has a very short warranty. If the WD Black with a five year warranty is too expensive, Seagate and WD have other models with three year warranties.
Video Card: Fine.
Case: personal preference. I personally can't buy Coolermaster anything, but your opinions of the brand may differ from mine.
PSU: Minimal; the Corsair "Builder" was made by CWT rather than Seasonic, with some inferior Samxon capacitors known for early failure. I'd choose something in the 450W-500W range made by Seasonic (their own, some Antec, XFX), Delta (some Antec), FSP (their own, some Antec), Enermax/LEPA (their own) or Super Flower (new Rosewill and new Kingwin).
Optical Drive: Fine.
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a b 4 Gaming
March 14, 2013 12:44:00 PM

lovesX79 said:
you need mim. 500W power supply for a 7850 video card

A 380W Antec Earthwatts would have no trouble with a HD7850. AMD (and nVidia) overstate PSU requirements in the often vain attempt to account for all the cheap liar-labeled junk out there.
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March 14, 2013 1:06:54 PM

Onus said:
Your parts are compatible, but I would suggest some alternatives (if budget permits).
Mobo: choose a B75 or H77 board with modern interfaces including SATA 6Gb/s and USB 3.0.
Memory: Get a 2x4GB or 2x2GB kit to be able to run in dual-channel mode. The performance difference is probably in the 3%-5% range.
Storage: iirc, the Spinpoint F3 has a very short warranty. If the WD Black with a five year warranty is too expensive, Seagate and WD have other models with three year warranties.
Video Card: Fine.
Case: personal preference. I personally can't buy CM anything, but your opinions of the brand may differ from mine.
PSU: Minimal; the Corsair "Builder" was made by CWT rather than Seasonic, with some inferior Samxon capacitors known for early failure. I'd choose something in the 450W-500W range made by Seasonic (their own, some Antec, XFX), Delta (some Antec), FSP (their own, some Antec), Enermax/LEPA (their own) or Super Flower (new Rosewill and new Kingwin).
Optical Drive: Fine.


Onus said:
lovesX79 said:
you need mim. 500W power supply for a 7850 video card

A 380W Antec Earthwatts would have no trouble with a HD7850. AMD (and nVidia) overstate PSU requirements in the often vain attempt to account for all the cheap liar-labeled junk out there.



Will this mobo work?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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a b 4 Gaming
March 14, 2013 1:26:07 PM

Yes, it will, especially since your locked i3 will allow minimal (if any) overclocking.
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a b 4 Gaming
March 14, 2013 1:36:27 PM

Although I am not familiar with that specific model, FSP is a quality manufacturer of PSUs so it is probably good.
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March 14, 2013 6:58:21 PM

MSI is the worst junk out there, I've had Asus motherboards for 15 years and not has failed on me
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a b 4 Gaming
March 14, 2013 7:02:35 PM

lovesX79 said:
MSI is the worst junk out there, I've had Asus motherboards for 15 years and not has failed on me

While I would never recommend a MSI board for overclocking (lots of info out there on weak VRMs), for a basic system, they should be ok if they have the same component quality like all-solid capacitors.
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