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December 30, 2011 4:52:17 PM

So I am REALLY nervous about ordering my parts for my first home built system. Not worried about building AT ALL. Just ordering = \.

So if you guys dont mind please just double check these parts and reassure me that everything will be compatible.

I already have a SAMSUNG 160jj/p HDD.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...


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


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


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


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

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a b B Homebuilt system
December 30, 2011 5:13:57 PM

Watch out! The motherboard/OS combo isn't compatible. The motherboard supports i7/i5/i3 CPUs, the CPU you chose is a Pentium.
You can, however, go with this motherboard:

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

I would also not buy the HAF 912 case, it's kinda expensive for your components. I would go with this NZXT Gamma:
http://www.amazon.com/GAMMA-Classic-Interior-Chassis-Bl...
and then maybe add a little more money and get the
Intel i3 2100 $120
http://www.amazon.com/Intel-i3-2100-Processor-3-1GHz-LG...

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December 30, 2011 6:42:19 PM

I dont understand, I thought that "LGA 1155" was the type of socket? They are both LGA 1155 but the CPU wont work?
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December 30, 2011 7:13:10 PM

Ergh, Im getting ready to order and poof GPU is out of stock...
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a b B Homebuilt system
December 30, 2011 7:27:18 PM

trustno1702 said:
I dont understand, I thought that "LGA 1155" was the type of socket? They are both LGA 1155 but the CPU wont work?

Yes, they're both LGA1155 but some motherboards may not be compatible with some series of CPUs. I believe it's because of the software on the motherboard that doesn't recongnize the CPU, although I may be wrong. Either way, I wouldn't buy it because it's not one of the supported CPUs.

http://www.msi.com/product/mb/H61M-P21--B3-.html#/?div=...
check under specifications and CPU
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December 30, 2011 7:28:27 PM

r0aringdrag0n said:
Watch out! The motherboard/OS combo isn't compatible. The motherboard supports i7/i5/i3 CPUs, the CPU you chose is a Pentium.


His selected motherboard does support sandy bridge pentiums like the g620.

Reference: http://www.msi.com/product/mb/H61M-P21--B3-.html#/?div=...

trustno - Those components are compatible. It's true the case is kinda overkill but if you like it there's no reason not to get it.
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December 30, 2011 7:54:10 PM

Any recommendations on a new GPU? The one I had picked out is out of stock ATM. I really dont feel like waiting so I would like to pick a new one...

Do I need the Crossfire support if I dont plan on buying a new GPU anytime soon?

Edit: Keep in mind that im building this on a pretty tight budget. But am building it to run SC2 and Diablo III when its released...
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a b B Homebuilt system
December 30, 2011 8:16:58 PM

Ok, so it seems like it supports the Pentium...however MSI contradicted themselves on the specifications page.
Maybe this gfx card?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Also, CF would be nice if you wish to upgrade in the future, although if you don't plan on upgrading and just buying a new system in the future, then CF compatible motherboards are not worth it
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a b B Homebuilt system
December 30, 2011 8:30:29 PM

trustno1702 said:
Whats about this card?

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

I like Asus and have read that the fan is nice compared to the Powercolor card.

Will the PSU I have listed be enough for this set up?


If I were you, I would add $5 and buy the 6790.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

As for the power requirements, it should be able to handle it. This is what AMD recommends (450W):
http://www.amd.com/us/products/desktop/graphics/amd-rad...
Remember that they recommendations are almost always higher than what is really needed.
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December 30, 2011 8:33:58 PM

To do crossfire or nvidia sli you will need a larger PSU and a different motherboard. It wouldn't really make sense to do with that CPU anyway. Since you're on a budget I'd just go with what you have and not worry about XFire/SLI.

For Diablo just to be sure, you might pay a bit more and get a 6850. I'm not sure where exactly your CPU would start holding back the GPU but its probably somewhere near there. But your original match of a 6770 makes a decent budget gamer out of it. Since that original one ran out of stock you can just find another 6770 from another brand and it'll perform the same.
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December 30, 2011 8:44:52 PM

Ya I think I like that card.
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December 30, 2011 9:31:13 PM

Would my PSU be enough with this card aswell?

I plan on dropping a new CPU into it down the line, Maybe a i3 or an i5. If needed I can upgrade my PSU down the line aswell. But if this one works for now I would like to go with it...

Getting ready to order now so I just want to double check that the PSU is enough before I pull the trigger.
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a b B Homebuilt system
December 30, 2011 9:45:39 PM

Yes, the PSU is enough, although it is below "minimum requirement" by AMD standards
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December 30, 2011 10:02:45 PM

Ok thank you very much for your help guys.
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a b B Homebuilt system
December 30, 2011 11:00:48 PM

No problem!
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