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June 5, 2013 2:45:27 AM

Hi guys, I am building my first computer, and I would really appreciate if some one can check the components compatibility before I order the parts. Soo here it goes :) 

Mobo: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155

cpu: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor(BX80637I33220)

memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B)

Hard drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive(WD5000AAKS) & Seagate barracuda 7200.10 360Gbs (st330320as)

gpu: Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card(100358L)

case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case(RC-912-KKN1)

psu: Rosewill Capstone 650W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply(CAPSTONE-650)

disk drive: samsumg TS-H653N & toshiba sd-h902a

cpu cooler: Cooler Master
Hyper 212 Plus(RR-B10-212P-G1)

I'll be installing window 8.

one thing that worried me if I'm overkilling the psu for the whole system?
June 5, 2013 3:11:48 AM

Those parts should all be compatible, but you could likely put something more efficient together. What's the budget on this build, and where are you buying?

Edit: Also, what is the intended use of the system?
June 5, 2013 3:26:53 AM

Also, that PSU is VERY overkill.
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June 5, 2013 4:53:39 AM

Jack Revenant said:
Those parts should all be compatible, but you could likely put something more efficient together. What's the budget on this build, and where are you buying?

Edit: Also, what is the intended use of the system?


I'm looking into gaming but not a high-end intense. Just enough to play starcraft 2 in ultra setting, dota2, diablo3,

NOT interested to run such as crysis. lol.
Also, I only have a laptop right now, which I have to plug and unplug to my monitor, usb port etc whenever I bring it back home after go out.

budget I'm think in from 500-600 range, and I'll be ordering them from newegg mostly, amazon maybe if some parts are cheaper.

June 5, 2013 4:56:00 AM

Thanatos Telos said:
Also, that PSU is VERY overkill.


I thought so too, I did the psu calculator that newegg provided in their website and it came out around little over 300 I think.. But then the GPU on newegg "details" says I should have at least 400w and to power up other components I had to increase psu watt to a larger one.

Any recommendation for a right psu???

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June 5, 2013 5:00:49 AM
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ohdavid42 said:
Jack Revenant said:
Those parts should all be compatible, but you could likely put something more efficient together. What's the budget on this build, and where are you buying?

Edit: Also, what is the intended use of the system?


I'm looking into gaming but not a high-end intense. Just enough to play starcraft 2 in ultra setting, dota2, diablo3,

NOT interested to run such as crysis. lol.
Also, I only have a laptop right now, which I have to plug and unplug to my monitor, usb port etc whenever I bring it back home after go out.

budget I'm think in from 500-600 range, and I'll be ordering them from newegg mostly, amazon maybe if some parts are cheaper.



I don't normally say this, but you may be under investing in your CPU. SCII and Dota 2 are both heavily CPU-bound (though I'm not sure about Diablo), so an i5 might actually be a significant use.

Would you be willing to consider other trustworthy vendors if they have better prices?

Edit: What would you think of this?
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H87 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($95.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($62.13 @ TigerDirect)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($65.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($33.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $637.60
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-05 08:09 EDT-0400)
June 5, 2013 5:09:52 AM

Jack Revenant said:
ohdavid42 said:
Jack Revenant said:
Those parts should all be compatible, but you could likely put something more efficient together. What's the budget on this build, and where are you buying?

Edit: Also, what is the intended use of the system?


I'm looking into gaming but not a high-end intense. Just enough to play starcraft 2 in ultra setting, dota2, diablo3,

NOT interested to run such as crysis. lol.
Also, I only have a laptop right now, which I have to plug and unplug to my monitor, usb port etc whenever I bring it back home after go out.

budget I'm think in from 500-600 range, and I'll be ordering them from newegg mostly, amazon maybe if some parts are cheaper.



I don't normally say this, but you may be under investing in your CPU. SCII and Dota 2 are both heavily CPU-bound (though I'm not sure about Diablo), so an i5 might actually be a significant use.

Would you be willing to consider other trustworthy vendors if they have better prices?


What other vendors that I can look in to???
June 5, 2013 5:11:30 AM

Quick little build I put together:

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/13c8n
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/13c8n/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/13c8n/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-4100 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($97.98 @ Outlet PC)

Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($84.99 @ Amazon)

Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Amazon)

Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.98 @ Outlet PC)

Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($187.99 @ Newegg)

Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)

Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)

Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ Outlet PC)

Total: $600.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-05 08:12 EDT-0400

Edit: Please note that these builds don't include OS, you didn't list it in your original so I'm assuming you don't need.
June 5, 2013 5:14:52 AM

ohdavid42 said:
Jack Revenant said:
ohdavid42 said:
Jack Revenant said:
Those parts should all be compatible, but you could likely put something more efficient together. What's the budget on this build, and where are you buying?

Edit: Also, what is the intended use of the system?


I'm looking into gaming but not a high-end intense. Just enough to play starcraft 2 in ultra setting, dota2, diablo3,

NOT interested to run such as crysis. lol.
Also, I only have a laptop right now, which I have to plug and unplug to my monitor, usb port etc whenever I bring it back home after go out.

budget I'm think in from 500-600 range, and I'll be ordering them from newegg mostly, amazon maybe if some parts are cheaper.



I don't normally say this, but you may be under investing in your CPU. SCII and Dota 2 are both heavily CPU-bound (though I'm not sure about Diablo), so an i5 might actually be a significant use.

Would you be willing to consider other trustworthy vendors if they have better prices?


What other vendors that I can look in to???


All of the vendors on the PC Part Picker list I posted should be completely trustworthy. Beyond that, if you can access it, Microcenter opens up whole new worlds of optimization.
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