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May 7, 2012 9:41:11 AM

Hey guys, in the process of picking the parts for my first build. Can you guys please let me know if all of these parts will be compatible with each other? Since it's my first time doing this, I can't be 100% confident that everything will be compatible. I know there's so many little things that have to match up. Thanks guys!

Processor: i3-2120 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mobo: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB DDR3 1600 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Video Card: Sapphire HD 6850 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Optical Drive: Lite-on http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power Supply: Antec 500w http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
May 7, 2012 10:00:55 AM

First, I have to know whether you plan to CF your 6850 in the future. If not, then you can change the motherboard to save money. Also, there's no point in getting a z68 motherboard unless you plan to overclock. And if you want to overclock you're going to want to go for an unlocked processor i.e. i5-2500k/3570k.

Here is an alternative motherboard. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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May 7, 2012 10:07:21 AM

No, I don't plan to CF it. I also don't plan to overclock. Thanks, didn't realize that mobo supported hyper threading and all that. I'll definitely go with that one. Is everything else compatible including the mobo you posted? Thanks.


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MOBO IS NOW: ASRock H61M/U3S3 LGA 1155 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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May 7, 2012 10:19:30 AM

Please respond guys! I want to order this today so I have it in time for Diablo 3 next tuesday!
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May 7, 2012 11:23:27 AM

You should be good, but if you want more input from others, you'll have to wait a while as it is probably downtime for most users.
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May 7, 2012 1:03:28 PM

Yeah. I'd really appreciate if you guys could check the compatibility of this build as well. Thanks. I've heard a lot about needing exact requirements for the specs of power supplies. I'm worried about the compatibility for both builds, as well as the compatibility for everything else. Thanks!!
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May 7, 2012 1:04:30 PM

Yeah. I'd really appreciate if you guys could check the compatibility of this build as well. Thanks. I've heard a lot about needing exact requirements for the specs of power supplies. I'm worried about the compatibility for both builds, as well as the compatibility for everything else. Thanks!!
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May 7, 2012 1:06:00 PM

My bad, here's the link to the second build lol.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/7RVv

And about the power supply thing, I've heard you need enough +12V rails along with other things? Sorry, I'm a newb at this. I'm eager to learn, tho!
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May 7, 2012 6:01:24 PM

Please help guys!!
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May 7, 2012 6:10:20 PM

Your PSU is fine. No worries.
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May 7, 2012 6:13:59 PM

I would not advice the H61 board. It may look cheap and good now, but later when you might want to upgrade to sandy bridge or something you might want to have a better mobo that already supports it.

Or am I horribly wrong and ivy is compatible with ALL 1155 boards?
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May 7, 2012 6:53:47 PM

my posts aren't showing uppppp
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May 7, 2012 7:26:18 PM

Max1s said:
I would not advice the H61 board. It may look cheap and good now, but later when you might want to upgrade to sandy bridge or something you might want to have a better mobo that already supports it.

Or am I horribly wrong and ivy is compatible with ALL 1155 boards?


H61 will work with any 1155 CPU like a Sandy Bridge or an Ivy Bridge.

He can put an Ivy bridge in it no problem. He just wouldn't have the native USB 3.0 support that Z77 boards make available. He will still have USB 3.0 support through any onboard USB 3.0. Also, as of now I am still not seeing many USB 3.0 devices out there. USB 2.0 still seems to be the standard.

Since he is not overclocking and will only ever have a single GPU the H61 will work fine.
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