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New PC. Are the components compatible with eachother?

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November 26, 2011 4:15:16 PM

Hello guys,

I've built a new computer and I'm looking for suggestions or advice on the stuff I've built in. (still need to order, so can change whatever I need.)

I'm on a budget of €500,- and this is what I've built:

Cooling: Cooler Master Hyper TX3 (754, 775, 939, 940, AM2, AM2+, 1156, AM3, 1155, 17 - 35 dB(A), 26,7 - 93,1 m³/h)
GPU: HD6850 (AMD Radeon HD6850, 1024 MB, 256 Bit, PCIe x16 v2.0, PCIe x16 v2.1)
CPU: i5 2400 (4x 3100 MHz, 4x 256 kB, 6144 kB, Sandy Bridge)
Mobo: ASRock H61m (Intel® H61 Express, µATX, Onboard, 1x PCIe 2.0 x16, 1155)
PSU: Corsair GS500 (550 Watt, ATX 2.03, EPS, ATX12V 2.3, 6 x, 6 x)
RAM: Corsair 8GB DDR3-1333 (8192 MB, CL9 9-9-24, 2 stuk(s), PC3 10600)
Are these components compatible with eachother? I'm new to building PCs unfortunately.

Price together: 490,58€

Any help is appreciated.
a c 78 B Homebuilt system
November 26, 2011 4:26:25 PM

Sounds fine to me.

If you are using Windows XP, drop down to 2 x 2GB sticks instead, but stay with 2 x 4gb sticks for Windows 7.

That being said, I think you should seriously consider getting an i5 2500k instead of the i5 2400. The two should be pretty close in price and the 2500k is the best thing you can possibly get for gaming.
November 26, 2011 4:31:45 PM

Ok, thanks for the reply.

That brings the total to €515,- with a i5 2500k

Just to be sure, these parts are all compatible with eachother?

Edit: I'm on w7 by the way.
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a c 78 B Homebuilt system
November 26, 2011 4:40:22 PM

You have an 1155 motherboard and the i5 is an 1155 processor, so that checks out.

The motherboard supports 1333 RAM which your chosen RAM is. As long as you are going to be using Windows 7 then the RAM is fine.

The PSU is a 550w and all those parts in total should still come well under that. The manufacturers suggest a minimum of 450w for full systems using the HD 6850 graphics card and yours qualifies for this minimum and is from a good maker so it can be expected to perform at its stated wattage.

Those are the 3 main compatibility conflicts and you should be fine in all of them.

November 26, 2011 4:44:14 PM

Ok, thanks alot.

Will order this on monday then.
a c 78 B Homebuilt system
November 26, 2011 4:47:47 PM

Best of luck to you.
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