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May 31, 2013 4:16:29 AM

I'm building my first PC...so far I've decided fot these parts:
Intel Core i3-3220
EVGA GeForce GTX650Ti Boost 2GB
Corsair Vengeance 8 GB
WD Blue 1 TB Desktop Hard Drive
Rosewill CHALLENGER-U3

I would like to know if every thing is compatable with each other,plus any recomedations,but know that my budget is 500$

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May 31, 2013 4:24:26 AM

If you don't have a LGA1155 board already, then I suggest going for AMD instead. AMD FX6300 plus an AM3+ motherboard will get you better gaming performance at the same price range.

For 500$ I'd suggest this build, keeping the chassis you chose:

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($114.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($31.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost 2GB Video Card ($163.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill Challenger-U3 ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $509.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-31 07:23 EDT-0400)
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May 31, 2013 8:33:17 AM




Does the CPU come with a stock cooler?
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May 31, 2013 8:42:34 AM

GameManiac248 said:



Does the CPU come with a stock cooler?


Yes it does.
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May 31, 2013 10:57:03 AM

By the way.. on sunday the new haswell processors come out, with new prices and higher power efficiency.. and also the new FM2 sockets are about to go on sale from AMD .. so you may aswell wait as you are on the very edge of new prices and updates.. all prices are expected to fall even if you dont decide to buy the new stuff..
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May 31, 2013 6:33:41 PM

GameManiac248 said:
Madn3ss795 said:
GameManiac248 said:



Does the CPU come with a stock cooler?


Yes it does.


And how is the AMD processor better than the intel since in the review about best mid range cpu (http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-o...) in this site the intel had an advantage


FX CPUs hold the leading position when it comes to newer games that support more than just 2 cores from a CPU ( like Crysis3 ). Plus, 6 core CPU is better for multitasking that the 2 core one, after all.
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