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

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
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  1. Compatible, but you can add 2 memory modules instead one as dual channel would better than single channel, thanks
  2. you need mim. 500W power supply for a 7850 video card
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    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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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=N82E16813130654
  6. Yes, it will, especially since your locked i3 will allow minimal (if any) overclocking.
  7. Onus said:
    Yes, it will, especially since your locked i3 will allow minimal (if any) overclocking.


    Ok one last question about the power supply is this good http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817104171?

    Thanks in advance for all the help by the way :)
  8. Although I am not familiar with that specific model, FSP is a quality manufacturer of PSUs so it is probably good.
  9. MSI is the worst junk out there, I've had Asus motherboards for 15 years and not has failed on me
  10. 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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