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New Build. Compatible? Advice?

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May 15, 2012 2:49:48 AM

Hey i was wandering if these parts would be ideal for a first time builder. Also any tips and reccomendations for a first timer would be greatly appreciated. My budget is about 1300$ max. im looking to play games like battlefield 3 in 1920x1080 all settings maxed out. In addition im a little skeptical about my mobos brand name? any advice? :)  also are all of these parts compatible?


Storage: OCZ Vertex 3 VTX3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive

Mobo: BIOSTAR TZ77XE4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS


CPU: i5 2500k

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium OEM (Also im a little curios about this OEM title. Is it actually the operating system lol?)

Case: COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 15000) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1866C9R

PSU: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX850 V2 850W

After Market cooler: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1

Disc Drive: ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

May 15, 2012 3:01:28 AM

Can't really give a good recommendation for the Biostar nor could I really give a bad one, always been a gigabyte or asus fan for Mother boards. Other than that looks like a solid build. Only suggestion is for the SSD, if your going with the Vertex 3 make sure you get the Max IOPs for stability, cost just a little more but worth it.
May 15, 2012 3:37:43 AM

Wait uhh what do you mean by iops lol? also can you reccomend a gigabyte and/or asus equivalaent in price rang and compatibility to this mobo. Also any case reccomendations for first time builders will be appreciated