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November 7, 2010 8:22:10 PM

Hello, I am looking for a little assistance in building a new computer... I have done a bit of research, but would like to know if the following components are fully compatible, mostly the RAM compatability. Other recommendations are welcome as well.

Motherboard : Gigabyte p55 usb3 -

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

Processor : i5 760 -

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

RAM : G Skill 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1600 Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBNQ -

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

Video Card : XFX Radeon HD 5770 -

http://www.amazon.com/XFX-Radeon-5770-Graphics-HD577AZN...

Power Supply : LSP 550W -

http://www.amazon.com/Lifetime-Series-Pro-550W-Psu/dp/B...

Case : Cooler Master HAF 922M -

http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-RC-922M-KKN1-GP-Tow...


As I mentioned I am mostly confused with the RAM options, the GIGABYTE website lists support for Support for DDR3 2200/1333/1066/800 MHz, but the memory support list does include the 1600 MHz RAM I have on my own list.

Thanks in advance.



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November 7, 2010 8:33:21 PM

What will this be used for? Biggest issue I see is the terrible PSU and expensive 5770.

Ram should be 1333 since you're not overclocking.
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November 7, 2010 8:36:17 PM

Mostly used for gaming, and well I made decision on the PSU from tiger direct reviews... same with the graphics card.

As I said it's my first time trying to build a computer, and with so many different options and opinions it's pretty difficult... any other recommendations are welcome.
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November 7, 2010 8:51:23 PM

Online user reviews are typically not the most informative or accurate source of info. Check out places like Johnnyguru or Hardocp for PSU reviews. That is not a quality unit.

Graphics card should probably be had for no more than 125$. I do like XFX because of their lifetime warranty, but the 5770 isn't going to have performance longevity for more than 2 years or so anyway. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...|14-125-309^14-125-309-TS%2C14-161-338^14-161-338-TS
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November 7, 2010 8:59:05 PM

The Sapphire version is much cheaper, I was gonna get XFX but they upped the price while Sapphire lowered it
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November 7, 2010 10:52:04 PM

I have that Corsair PSU, it is a very good unit. However it only $10 more for the 650 watt version, that is what I would get.
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