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May 21, 2013 6:16:34 PM

Hello everyone, after a good amount of researching I have chosen these parts. Can you guys make sure that everything is compatible like the mobo and cpu. And will my case support all these parts. I would also know if I could get a cheaper processor or any other parts that would still be compatible with all my other parts.

Corsair Enthusiast Series 650-Watt 80 Plus Bronze Certified Power Supply Compatible with Core i3, i5, i7 and platforms - TX650 - Corsair
$89.99

EVGA GeForce GTX 660 SUPERCLOCKED 2048MB GDDR5 DVI HDMI DP Graphics Card 02G-P4-2662-KR - EVGA
$197.99

Corsair Carbide Series Black 300R Mid-Tower Computer Case (CC-9011014-WW) - Corsair
$79.99

Gigabyte Intel Z77 LGA 1155 AMD CrossFireX/NVIDIA SLI W/ HDMI,DVI,DispayPort Dual UEFI BIOS ATX Motherboard GA-Z77X-UD3H - Gigabyte
$139.99

Cooler Master RR-212E-20PK-R2 Aluminum HYPER 212 EVO CPU Cooler for Intel AMD Heatpipe - Coolermaster
$32.15

Intel Core i5-3570K Quad-Core Processor 3.4 GHz 4 Core LGA 1155 - BX80637I53570K - Intel
$219.99

Corsair Vengeance 8 GB ( 2 x 4 GB ) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) 240-Pin DDR3 Memory Kit for Core i3, i5, i7 and Platforms SDRAM CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 - Corsair
$66.99

WD Blue 1 TB Desktop Hard Drive: 3.5 Inch, 7200 RPM, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64 MB Cache - WD10EZEX - Western Digital

Total: $900

Again, I am basically asking you guys if all my parts are compatible and will they fit in my case, and if I am overpaying for any of these parts. This computer is not meant for hardcore gaming. I will mostly be playing games like minecraft and counter strike. But I wanted a computer that could handle games like bf3 if I ever wanted to play them. Thankyou :3 and if you are recommending other cheaper parts pleas make sure it will be compatible with the other ones I listed.

EDIT EDIT EDIT

I found a cheaper cpu at microcenter. Will this processor still be compatible with my mobo and everything else:

http://www.microcenter.com/product/388577/Core_i5_3570K...
May 21, 2013 6:30:12 PM

DO you have a microcenter nearby? they have the i5 3570k for 179 and you get 40$ off any mobo if you by it at the same time... Also if you're not going to overclock, then the stock cpu cooler should be good.
May 21, 2013 6:34:24 PM

fulge1638 said:
DO you have a microcenter nearby? they have the i5 3570k for 179 and you get 40$ off any mobo if you by it at the same time... Also if you're not going to overclock, then the stock cpu cooler should be good.


I'm not going to overclock, but I just feel safer with a cpu cooler. But other than that i'm good right? If you didn't see the edit, im getting this processor:

http://www.microcenter.com/product/388577/Core_i5_3570K...

Will it be compatible with my mobo and everything else?
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May 21, 2013 6:47:23 PM

Yea they're all compatible & good
May 21, 2013 6:53:59 PM

From what you've got there, thats a pretty solid barebones. I'd tweak a few things to save some $$.

Case: Rosewill Redbone U3 (44.99 on sale @ newegg)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Powersupply: Antec Earthwatts 650 ($69 on sale @ newegg)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU/Mobo Combo: i5 3570k + ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 ($305 w/ combo @ newegg)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

HD: WD Blue 1TB ($65 on sale)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

With the other parts you selected, im getting ~790 for that build. Hows saving $110 sound?
May 21, 2013 7:00:59 PM

You can change your PSU and case. For example this EA500 Green saves you $30.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And this Carbide 200R is $50, and has a $10 rebate as well.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Use that MC deal or see if there are any combos right now. I bought my 3570K and Gigabyte Z77-UD4H at the same time and saved $60. This can get you either $100 or so in savings, or possible get you a 660TI instead of the 660.

Edited to include link.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

May 21, 2013 7:08:01 PM

Dr Yeti said:
From what you've got there, thats a pretty solid barebones. I'd tweak a few things to save some $$.

Case: Rosewill Redbone U3 (44.99 on sale @ newegg)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Powersupply: Antec Earthwatts 650 ($69 on sale @ newegg)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU/Mobo Combo: i5 3570k + ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 ($305 w/ combo @ newegg)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

HD: WD Blue 1TB ($65 on sale)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

With the other parts you selected, im getting ~790 for that build. Hows saving $110 sound?


Yeti your amazing! I think I like your case better :D  Although i'm not sure what will be cheaper. Your cpu and mobo combo or me going to microcenter and buying them. I'll do some more research :3
May 21, 2013 7:28:28 PM

Sal123 said:
Dr Yeti said:
From what you've got there, thats a pretty solid barebones. I'd tweak a few things to save some $$.

Case: Rosewill Redbone U3 (44.99 on sale @ newegg)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Powersupply: Antec Earthwatts 650 ($69 on sale @ newegg)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU/Mobo Combo: i5 3570k + ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 ($305 w/ combo @ newegg)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

HD: WD Blue 1TB ($65 on sale)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

With the other parts you selected, im getting ~790 for that build. Hows saving $110 sound?


Yeti your amazing! I think I like your case better :D  Although i'm not sure what will be cheaper. Your cpu and mobo combo or me going to microcenter and buying them. I'll do some more research :3


Microcenter is a better deal IF there is one around you. Check their site to see if you can get there. If not, then I stand by my build. However, if i were you and your willing to put in a bit more money to really pump up the gaming ability, you should invest in the powercolor 7870LE Myst edition ($230 after rebate).

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I have one in my machine. Its a beast of a card and Tom's puts it at their best bang for your buck card.

Good luck!
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