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Building a PC with little experience, are these parts compatible?

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August 25, 2013 7:30:20 PM

I've put a PC together in a classroom before, but the parts were chosen by the teacher. I'm looking at a newegg combo that seems to be pretty nice (decent for my gaming needs, within my budget), but newegg does not guarantee that the parts in the combo are compatible. I'm trying to determine for myself, but it's all a bit over my head.

Here is the combo I'm looking at:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?I...
August 25, 2013 7:35:08 PM

In general, if they are part of a newegg combo, they are compatible. There are numerous tutorials for how to put together a computer. I can't stress enough to be mindful of discharging your hand of static when building.
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August 25, 2013 7:41:43 PM

Do you need the 802.11ac WiFi? If not, you're better off buying the parts separately. It's compatible, but this is much better:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($117.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($49.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($175.66 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $533.57
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-25 22:41 EDT-0400)
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August 25, 2013 8:23:08 PM

Someone Somewhere said:
Do you need the 802.11ac WiFi? If not, you're better off buying the parts separately. It's compatible, but this is much better:



Oh, thank you that's very helpful! But sadly, yes, I do need a wifi adapter. A wired connection just isn't going to happen in my room without drilling new holes in the wall and I am not permitted to do that.
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August 25, 2013 8:27:38 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($117.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($49.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($175.66 @ Newegg)
Wireless Network Adapter: Encore ENEWI-1XN42 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($8.98 @ Outlet PC)
Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $542.55
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-25 23:27 EDT-0400)
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