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June 8, 2012 12:07:25 AM

It's my first time building a PC, so I'm wondering if the parts I listed are compatible. I'll be using it for gaming, so I"m wondering if this build, if compatible, will be able to run D3 and Guild Wars 2 on high settings at least. Thanks

Optical:
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

Case:
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

HD:
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
Western Digital RE4 WD5003ABYX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Video Card:
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
ASUS ENGTX560 DCII OC/2DI/1GD5 GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

PSU:
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
Seasonic SS-560KM Active PFC F3, 560W ATX12V V2.3/EPS 12V V2.91, 80Plus Gold Certified, Modular Power Supply

Memory:
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B

Motherboard:
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
ASUS P8H61-M LX PLUS (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

CPU:
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K

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June 8, 2012 12:28:13 AM

Everything is technically compatible. If you are getting the unlocked CPU, you should be getting a Z77 board.

What is your budget?
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June 8, 2012 12:31:08 AM

My budget is $1000. I'm also getting a monitor as well, so it's going to bring it over a bit which I'm fine with. Also, do you mind explaining what you mean by unlocked? Thanks for your reply.
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June 8, 2012 12:37:54 AM

jackieleung128 said:
My budget is $1000. I'm also getting a monitor as well, so it's going to bring it over a bit which I'm fine with. Also, do you mind explaining what you mean by unlocked? Thanks for your reply.


by unlocked he means like over clocking if you know what that means like the 3570k is unlocked and easy to over clock.
and a Z77 board makes it easier to overclock like with my mobo and cpu it was go into the bios and change the clock to 4.0 or what ever clock speed you want.. but if you choose to over clock you want a cpu cooler..
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June 8, 2012 12:40:26 AM

http://www.amazon.com/Source-210--Inch-ELITE-Inch-Midto... $49.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
NZXT Source 210 -Inch ELITE-Inch Midtower Case with 3.0 USB - Black

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $144.98 - $20.00 Mail In Rebates
OCZ ZT Series 550W Fully-Modular 80PLUS Bronze High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandy Bridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom
ASRock B75 PRO3 LGA 1155 Intel B75 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/B75%20Pro3/ <----- another look at that board along with a link to the latest bios

http://www.amazon.com/Intel-Core-3450-Processor-BX80637... $197.74 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Intel Core i5 3450 Processor 3.1 4 BX80637I53450

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $22.99 FREE SHIPPING
Crucial Ballistix sport 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 Desktop Memory Model BL2KIT25664BA160A

http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Barracuda-3-5-Inch-Intern... $74.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Seagate Barracuda 500 GB 7200RPM SATA NCQ 16 MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Desktop Hard Drive ST3500641AS-RK-Retail Kit

http://www.amazon.com/Sony-AD-7280S-0B-Internal-Drive-B... $17.99 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25
Sony AD-7280S-0B 24x SATA Internal DVD+/-RW Drive (Black)

http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-Radeon-PCI-Express-Graph... $249.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2 GB DDR5 HDMI/DVI-I/Dual Mini DP PCI-Express Graphics Card 11200-00-20G

http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Premium-64bit-System-Buil... $99.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (Full) System Builder DVD 1 Pack

http://www.amazon.com/Acer-S211HL-21-5-Inch-Widescreen-... $129.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Acer S211HL bd 21.5-Inch Widescreen Ultra-Slim LED Display - Black

$988.90
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June 8, 2012 12:50:07 AM

xXmjzXx said:
by unlocked he means like over clocking if you know what that means like the 3570k is unlocked and easy to over clock.
and a Z77 board makes it easier to overclock like with my mobo and cpu it was go into the bios and change the clock to 4.0 or what ever clock speed you want.. but if you choose to over clock you want a cpu cooler..


Thanks. I won't be overclocking, so will the board I listed atm be fine?
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June 8, 2012 12:52:44 AM

jackieleung128 said:
Thanks. I won't be overclocking, so will the board I listed atm be fine?

Do you see that build I posted? Take a good long hard look at that build because that's pretty much what you want for your budget and the games you plan on playing. Also you need 1333hz RAM for that H61 you have up there. It doesn't support 1600hz RAM.
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June 8, 2012 1:02:10 AM

Why_Me said:
Do you see that build I posted? Take a good long hard look at that build because that's pretty much what you want for your budget and the games you plan on playing. Also you need 1333hz RAM for that H61 you have up there. It doesn't support 1600hz RAM.


Yeah I'll check that out. I just want to know if the parts I selected were compatible and understand why if they were not, so I can improve my knowledge instead of just asking for someone to do it for me. Thank you btw.
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June 8, 2012 1:10:35 AM

jackieleung128 said:
Thanks. I won't be overclocking, so will the board I listed atm be fine?


yeah the board would be fine but what that guy posted the hole build id go with it.
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