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<$1000 Ivy Bridge build compatibility check

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May 5, 2012 4:56:10 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: 1 week

Budget Range: <$1,000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, web, multimedia

Parts Not Required: Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: No Preference

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: see list below, reliable manufacturers

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

CPU + Mobo combo
289.98
ASRock B75 PRO3 LGA 1155 Intel B75 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard bundled with i5-3550
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Comb [...] cvhvvq32ql

RAM
44.99
G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-8GAB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820231546

GPU
349.99
HIS IceQ H787Q2G2M Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814161404

PSU + Case Combo
151.98
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply bundled with 1x Corsair Carbide Series 300R Black Steel / Plastic …
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

SSD
74.99
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR60GB 2.5" 60GB SATA III Asynchronous MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820226247

HDD + Optical Drive combo
111.98
Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive bundled with 1x LITE-ON 24X DVD Writer Black SATA Model iHAS424-98 ..
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Comb [...] mbo.937166

Just looking for a compatibility check and if there are any bottlenecks with the proposed build.


Total cost 1023.91, ($9.01 shipping, $40 rebates)
Final cost 992.92
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