Help me with my build!!

Hi, im building a gaming computer and im wondering if these parts are compatible with each other.
Mainly gunna play games like Battlefield 3 and Skyrim.

Motherboard: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002LFYYAY/ref=ox_sc_act_title_5?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER

RAM: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004QBUL1C/ref=ox_sc_act_title_7?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER

Processor: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0042LBBQ0/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER

Graphics Card: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0047ZGIUK/ref=ox_sc_act_title_4?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER

CD drive: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0033Z2BAQ/ref=ox_sc_act_title_6?ie=UTF8&m=A2NG4HB43UEDVL

Hard drive: http://www.frys.com/product/6524113

Power Supply: http://www.frys.com/product/5919434


Please let me know if you guys have any suggestions that could make this build better. Im just at my budget though, so try to make the price the same if you do.
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  1. I recommend this hardrive: http://www.frys.com/product/6492682?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG and this power supply: the antec earthwatts 650w for $69.99 at frys. For the hardrive, you selected an old ide; use sata instead. Coolmax is a low end poorly rated power supply. Don't be cheap with the power supply. http://promotions.newegg.com/NEemail/Nov-0-2011/giftsale15/index-landing.html?nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL111511&cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL111511-_-EMC-111511-Index-_-E0-_-Shop. The antec neo 520w is also pretty good, and is only $35 after rebate for registered email participants.
  2. o1die said:
    I recommend this hardrive: http://www.frys.com/product/6492682?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG and this power supply: the antec earthwatts 650w for $69.99 at frys. For the hardrive, you selected an old ide; use sata instead. Coolmax is a low end poorly rated power supply. Don't be cheap with the power supply. http://promotions.newegg.com/NEemail/Nov-0-2011/giftsale15/index-landing.html?nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL111511&cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL111511-_-EMC-111511-Index-_-E0-_-Shop. The antec neo 520w is also pretty good, and is only $35 after rebate for registered email participants.


    I see, what about this hard drive?
    http://www.frys.com/product/6231310
    That one would work just fine too, right?

    The power supply you showed me looks good, i think i'll be getting that one.

    So about all my other parts, do you know if they are all compatible with each other and will be able to run games smoothely?
  3. The seagate is ten dollars cheaper, and has the same specs as the hitachi. I recommend it just for the maxblast 5 software. I use it all the time. Takes a few minutes to download, but well worth it. Hope you can get one of these brands of ps: corsair, antec, seasonic, enermax, ocz, or xfx. Can't stress the power supply enough. I've had cheap brand ps smoke out on me in a few hours. Like smelling a dead skunk.
  4. Thank you so much for your help, i love getting advice to get as much bang for my buck. Ill be sure the get a good power supply.

    My build parts should be compatible with each other right? Like the motherboard, graphics card, and everything.
  5. Yes. Read your motherboard manual, especially the memory section for instructions on installing two ram sticks. I always do a bare bones test on wood or cardboard before mounting the board inside the case. Just the cpu/heatsink, ram, video card, and keyboard to enter the boot order, etc. I touch the case connector pin cluster with a flat screwdriver and move it around until the board fires up.
  6. I see.
    Do you think this computer will be able to run the new games (skyrim or battlefield 3) on high settings?
    Cause thats the main reason why im building one in the first place haha.

    and do you know any decent power supply below $50 that can be found on amazon?? Cause im going to be ordering most of my stuff there
  7. oh and also quick question:

    Do you think this motherboard will let my games run faster than the one i have listed above??

    http://www.amazon.com/GIGABYTE-GA-880GMA-USB3-880G-Micro-Motherboard/dp/B004YNJUB4/ref=sr_1_62?ie=UTF8&qid=1321404498&sr=1-62
  8. No. It's a better board, but you still need a good power supply. Stick with your first board selection and get this power supply: http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-500-Watt-Certified-Compatible-Platforms/dp/B004W2T2U6/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1321410520&sr=8-7. It will power the 6850 and the rest of your setup. Run your setup for awhile without overclocking. Overclocking is never guaranteed anyway. I don't use it anymore on my system. I prefer stability, and I don't want to get a premium ps. Mine is only 400 watts, but with your 6850, the 500 watts is better.
  9. I wanna switch the motherboard because its only SATA 3 gb/s
  10. The a-power is junk compared to the corsair. Either the gigabyte or asus board will work fine if you want sata 6, which I use with my ocz ssd. If you get the a-power and it dies within a few months, don't say I didn't warn you.
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