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building my first gaming pc and wanna know if these parts are compatible

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May 24, 2013 2:55:53 PM

hi, im building a pc that's under $850 bucks and i picked out the parts and ive already bought the case. it's a rosewill challenger and i wanna know if these parts are all good and work together.

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

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

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

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

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

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

im not worried about the monitor or software since i know they will work anyways but any help at all is really appreciated, thanks
May 24, 2013 2:57:07 PM

also friend is giving me a power supply that's 500 watts
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May 24, 2013 3:00:32 PM

what is your budget? do you have an operating system? if so, what is it? do you have a monitor? if so what is the resolution? put link to case please.
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May 24, 2013 3:02:18 PM

Your CPU is an AM3 chip and the MB is an FM2, no they will not be compatible
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May 24, 2013 3:04:10 PM

rex4235 said:
Your CPU is an AM3 chip and the MB is an FM2, no they will not be compatible


oh i see, do you know a good motherboard for around maybe 100 - 150 that's compatible with my CPU?
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May 24, 2013 3:19:58 PM

brandog0 said:
rex4235 said:
Your CPU is an AM3 chip and the MB is an FM2, no they will not be compatible


oh i see, do you know a good motherboard for around maybe 100 - 150 that's compatible with my CPU?



Sorry, dont know where I got that idea...
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May 24, 2013 3:24:57 PM

You said you had a budget of $850 - $900. I am going to assume that is your budget AFTER the case, psu, monitor, and os you already have. If my assumption is correct, then this would be a better option than the Phenom II:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($127.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($51.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($303.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $813.79
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-24 18:22 EDT-0400)
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May 24, 2013 3:25:55 PM
May 24, 2013 3:27:47 PM

I agree with maui67, a 3570k would be a huge step up from the 965
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May 24, 2013 3:28:44 PM

maui67 said:
You said you had a budget of $850 - $900. I am going to assume that is your budget AFTER the case, psu, monitor, and os you already have. If my assumption is correct, then this would be a better option than the Phenom II:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($127.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($51.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($303.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $813.79
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-24 18:22 EDT-0400)


well ya see, i have the case which was 50 (it was a graduation gift) sorry i didnt mention that but anyways i need my total to come to exactly 850 to 900 but the parts you gave me are really good and ill check to see if they meet that requirement :) 
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May 24, 2013 3:30:44 PM

That setup is actually saving you $36
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May 24, 2013 3:36:42 PM

rex4235 said:
That setup is actually saving you $36


then i think im going to go with maui67 and his parts, ive heard good things about the intel i5 processor and i think that graphics card will work better then mine
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May 24, 2013 3:39:14 PM

you don't need a 7950 for 1400 resolution. there's no power supply and...........................
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May 24, 2013 4:06:38 PM

swifty_morgan said:
you don't need a 7950 for 1400 resolution. there's no power supply and...........................

Excellent point, I had missed the part about the monitor's resolution. The OP could save money and be just as well off with an HD7870 or GTX 660.

The OP said he had a friend giving him a power supply. Of course that begs the question of make and model of said power supply?
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May 24, 2013 4:14:17 PM

i don't trust "loaners". never know what you're getting.

he should combine our 2 builds and make a fast machine.


but I still like the idea of the ssd.
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May 24, 2013 4:15:07 PM

maui67 said:
swifty_morgan said:
you don't need a 7950 for 1400 resolution. there's no power supply and...........................

Excellent point, I had missed the part about the monitor's resolution. The OP could save money and be just as well off with an HD7870 or GTX 660.

The OP said he had a friend giving him a power supply. Of course that begs the question of make and model of said power supply?


i really need to ask him since idk the model but all i know is its 500 watts :/ 
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May 24, 2013 4:16:32 PM
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May 24, 2013 4:53:00 PM

what are you going to put on it?
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May 24, 2013 4:58:17 PM

Here is another build to consider. It has enough wiggle room so if the PSU you are getting from a friend is not very good you can get another one.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($51.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($101.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($229.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $818.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-24 19:56 EDT-0400)
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