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April 15, 2012 1:10:45 PM

Hello, I have just recently got enough money to buy a computer and whanted to know if any of my choosen part are compatible. I don't know much past the basics when it comes to compatibility. This computer will be used for gaming mostly. Please tell me if the parts I have choosen are any good and give suggestion on other parts if you know any better. My price range is about €1000.Thanks!

Case: three hundred black steel atx mid tower

Hard drive: western digital av-gp wd5000audx

Monitor: Acer G235HAbd

Graphics card:  01g-p3-1556-kr geforce gtx 550 ti

Ram: g.skill 4gb 2x2gb 240-pin ddr2 

Processor: Intel Core i3-2100 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I32100

Disc drive: LG Black 12X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA Internal Blu-ray Drive Model UH12LS28 OEM LightScribe Support 

Fan: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 

Motherboard: ASUS P8H77-V LE LGA 1155 Intel H77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Intel Motherboard 

Power supply: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI 

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April 15, 2012 3:05:38 PM

You need DDR3 RAM for your system. Otherwise it looks good.

-Wolf sends
April 15, 2012 3:11:37 PM

Thank you.
April 15, 2012 3:15:12 PM

Looks fine to me.

- Edit - If you changed to the DDR3 RAM like the other person said. I would suggest CT51264BA1339.

The 550 TI is a little on the low end for today's computers.

If you don't need Blu Ray, you can save a lot of money getting a regular DVD drive (like the one in my Signature Asus DRW-24B1ST) and put that towards getting a better graphics card.

Also, if you get this PSU instead

Then you have a lot more money to spend on a better graphics card too.

Also, the Hyper 212 is overkill if you are using an i3-2100 processor. You can use the fan that comes in the box for free just fine with that.

Basically, I just think if you scale back on the overspending on some parts you could afford a better graphics card and you would get better gaming performance that way. I would aim for an ATI HD 6870 or 6950 if you can make it that high.
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