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Need Compatibility Check (purchasing tonight)

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May 22, 2012 2:18:32 AM

I'm just about to put my orders in for my parts and I desperately need a compatibility check.

Approximate Purchase Date: today

Budget Range: $500- $600 usd

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, surfing the internet

Parts Not Required: Monitor, speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: any

Overclocking: maybe

SLI or Crossfire: no

Monitor Resolution: 1600 x 900

Additional Comments: Here is the build thus far:

CPU: Intel Core i3-2100 3.1GHz Dual-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Motherboard: BIOSTAR TZ77B LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS ($99.99 @ Newegg) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Memory: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B ($49.99 @ Newegg) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive ($74.99 @ Newegg) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Video Card: PowerColor AX6790 1GBD5-DH Radeon HD 6790 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card ($119.99 @ Newegg) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ($49.99 @ Newegg) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Power Supply: Rosewill HIVE Series HIVE-550 550W Continuous @40°C, 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified, Modular Design, Single +12V Rail, ATX12V v2.31/EPS12V v2.92, SLI Ready, CrossFire Ready, Active-PFC Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Optical Drive: ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM ($17.99 @ Newegg) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Full (32/64-bit) (N/A)

Combo deals:
HDD + DVD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
Case + PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
Mobo + RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Total (with deals): $555.90

Are these parts compatible?

Do I need to purchase anything else?

I'd really appreciate any advice for a first time builder if anyone has a moment to spare. I was going for a budget build to play Diablo 3 and Starcraft 2. Please let me know if there are any red flags or problems here before I purchase.

Thanks in advance!! :na: 
May 24, 2012 5:42:08 PM

Well my parts are shipping right now. Any comments on my build before I get them and start the building process? Thanks!
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May 24, 2012 6:27:22 PM

I would have made changes to it, sorry I didn't answer your thread sooner. I would have gone with a different video card and Power supply, but yes, everything will work together.
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May 24, 2012 6:45:02 PM

Which video card and power supply would you have gone with? Keep in mind I was trying to stay under $600. Thanks for the help.
May 24, 2012 7:02:51 PM

deport said:
Which video card and power supply would you have gone with? Keep in mind I was trying to stay under $600. Thanks for the help.


HD6870 and Corsair 650TX. But that would have put you over budget.
May 24, 2012 7:33:01 PM

Thanks, I'll keep those in mind if I decide to upgrade once I see what my setup can do.
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