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

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=N82E16814161404

processor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103727

motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130663

RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428

Hard drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236339

dvd burner: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

im not worried about the monitor or software since i know they will work anyways but any help at all is really appreciated, thanks
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  1. also friend is giving me a power supply that's 500 watts
  2. 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.
  3. Your CPU is an AM3 chip and the MB is an FM2, no they will not be compatible
  4. swifty_morgan said:
    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.


    here is my monitor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236107

    and my operating system is window 7: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986

    know if my parts are compatible? also my budget is 850 - 900 :)
  5. 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?
  6. rex4235 said:


    prefer something for around 100 but this will do lol thx
  7. 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...
  8. 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)
  9. I agree with maui67, a 3570k would be a huge step up from the 965
  10. 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 :)
  11. That setup is actually saving you $36
  12. 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
  13. you don't need a 7950 for 1400 resolution. there's no power supply and...........................
  14. 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?
  15. 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.
  16. 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 :/
  17. what are you going to put on it?
  18. 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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