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Final Check on $850 Gaming Build

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May 22, 2012 4:18:45 AM

Hey everyone, I was hoping some people could take one last look at this build before I purchase. Just trying make sure I haven't overlooked any incompatibilities or to see any areas I could improve upon for this budget range.

CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6819115077

Motherboard: ASRock B75 PRO3 LGA 1155 Intel B75 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813157314

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820231314

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive :: Combo'd with ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Comb [...] mbo.936991

PSU/Case: Rosewill HIVE Series HIVE-650 650W 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 :: Combo'd with Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Comb [...] mbo.915250

GPU: EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support FPB

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Monitor: Asus ML228H 21.5" 1920X1080 2ms Full HD LED BackLight LED Monitor Slim Design 250 cd/m2 10,000,000 :1 (ASCR)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6824236099



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May 22, 2012 4:43:05 AM

it should work , but as alternative get a 500 watt psu and spend the money you save on a Radeon 7850 graphics card
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May 22, 2012 6:31:17 AM

Outlander_04 said:
it should work , but as alternative get a 500 watt psu and spend the money you save on a Radeon 7850 graphics card

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May 22, 2012 6:33:58 AM

The reviews for the Rosewill HIVE Series HIVE-650 650W say that it is missing a second PCI-E connector unless you call the manufacturer. I agree with the others, get a different PSU.
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May 22, 2012 6:35:31 AM

Get at least 80+bronze and go with corsair, seasonic, maybe xfx
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May 22, 2012 6:37:17 AM

Rosewill HIVE is just as good. Get the HIVE 550W.
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May 22, 2012 6:41:56 AM

yeah downgrade the hive to a 550w. then you're stuck on the same boat im at, except im using a 7850 rather than a 560 ti
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May 22, 2012 9:33:26 AM

Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core $169.99
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing $29.90
ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 $147.86
G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 $46.99
Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM $72.99
EVGA GeForce GTX 570 1.25GB $279.99
Antec One Hundred ATX Mid Tower $50.99
Antec 550W ATX12V $54.99


All prices are off of NCIX and Newegg and it comes down to 853 dollars I think
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