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First time building a pc, will these parts work with each other?

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April 20, 2013 10:17:49 AM

Hey guys, this is my first post on this forum although I have been browsing it a lot over the years.
I'm building a budget gaming rig now for the first time and i wanted to know whether the parts will work well with eachother, whether I'll have any problems, etc.

Cpu : intel core i3 3220
gpu : gainward gtx 660 2gb
motherboard : Asrock b75m (or any other b75 mobo available)
500 gb wd hdd
psu : 600 watt 80+ bronze psu ( whatever is available in the store)
ram : gskill sniper 8gb ( 2 x 4gb ) @ 1600 mhz

im sure of the cpu, ram and gpu but everything else depends on whats available in the store :p 

sorry for any mistakes on my part for posting it in the wrong section or something, I'd really like a reply on whether these parts would work together, I dont want a performance rating or anything

thank you :) 
April 20, 2013 10:24:23 AM

it will work. though i'd suggest something other then the i3 for gaming.
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April 20, 2013 10:25:17 AM

Looks good :)  If you can squeeze in another $30-40, consider a i5 3350P
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April 20, 2013 10:28:45 AM

thanks :) 
and I know the i3 isnt really that great but for my budget i cant find a better cpu in India, the piledriver series has not come out here yet so no fx 6300 and the only alternative at the same price range in an fx 6100 which isnt that great lol

and the i5s are really expensive here so its a no go :/ 
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April 20, 2013 10:40:19 AM

Agree with above for gaming I would get a i5. If you can squeeze it I would get the i5 3570K it is intel's best gaming CPU at this time. Or as slomo4sho suggested the i5 3350P. Ether would be better for a gaming rig than a i3.

As for the PSU it is really the backbone of the whole build you really need something better than "what ever is in the store". You need to pick a quality PSU because some of the cheaper ones have been known to explode and can take the whole system with it. Spending a little more for the PSU can save you a lot of money down the road.

I gather you already have a mouse keyboard monitor and such?
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April 20, 2013 11:00:06 AM

bryonhowley said:
Agree with above for gaming I would get a i5. If you can squeeze it I would get the i5 3570K it is intel's best gaming CPU at this time. Or as slomo4sho suggested the i5 3350P. Ether would be better for a gaming rig than a i3.

As for the PSU it is really the backbone of the whole build you really need something better than "what ever is in the store". You need to pick a quality PSU because some of the cheaper ones have been known to explode and can take the whole system with it. Spending a little more for the PSU can save you a lot of money down the road.

I gather you already have a mouse keyboard monitor and such?


Yeah I'm sorry when I said whatever psu I meant an 80+ bronze certified psu from a trusted company like cooler master or someone like that.
As for the cpu, yes i know, an i5 would be leagues ahead of the i3 but as of now im already pushing my budget a bit as parts are considerably more expensive in my country. Plus I'm probably going to be playing dota 2 most of the time and occasionally a single player game if a decent one comes out.
Plus other people with the i3 + gtx 660 have been maxing out ps2 at fps of around 40 (on youtube) and thats decent enough for me :) 
And ya i already have the monitor, keyboard, etc

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