Purchasing tonight, need help!

I know I have made a thread asking for help before, but I need one last check up to see if everything is compatible or any ways I could save a few bucks.

CPU: i3-2120 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115077

Mobo: ASRock H61M-DGS LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157315

Ram: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231311

PSU: Antec NEO ECO 520C 520W Continuous Power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371030

Hard drive: Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 ST3500641AS-RK 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148221

Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147153

I have already purchased my GPU. I got a 6950 2gb http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102987


I especially need help on my mobo. Please confirm that this is all compatible.
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  1. Looks to me like all parts should play well together.
    Enjoy your build.
  2. So the motherboard should be fine?
  3. Wait... you've got a 6950 with an i3-2120?? Well then. Take a look at the HAF 912 as well. I'd try hard to get the CPU up to an i5-2400 and the mobo to a cheap Z68 (cheaper) like the ASRock Pro3 Gen3. Other than that, it looks good! That's a heck of a GPU for that build...
  4. yep, since you won't be overclocking or crossfiring, that mobo should do just fine.
  5. ddan49 said:
    Wait... you've got a 6950 with an i3-2120?? Well then. Take a look at the HAF 912 as well. I'd try hard to get the CPU up to an i5-2400 and the mobo to a cheap Z68 (cheaper) like the ASRock Pro3 Gen3. Other than that, it looks good! That's a heck of a GPU for that build...


    I won't experience any bottlenecking will I?
  6. I don't think so... but I'm not certain.
  7. if you play game on it and if you would give monitor res/size........ i would never buy a dual core cpu at this point in time.
  8. Yeah, I think we would all prefer if you gave us a budget.
  9. Your budget is the main concern here, I would go with a FX/AMD build if your cost is this low as that should outperform the Core i3


    Quixby Permalink
    Processor: AMD FX-4100 Quad-Core - FD4100WMGUSBX ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: GIGABYTE AMD 970 - GA-970A-D3 ($88.24 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Patriot 8GB (2 x 4GB) - PGV38G1333ELK ($40.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Antec - Three Hundred Illusi ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W - M12II 620 Bronze ($89.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage Device: Western Digital SATA 6.0Gb/s 500GB - WD5000AZDX ($79.99 @ Amazon)
    Optical Device: SAMSUNG - SH-222BB/BEBE ($14.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $494.18

    Also went with a slightly different ram module that a lot of people love, a super clean case (just for some other options) and dif mobo with the CPU. Finally a higher end PSU (Seasonic) + some extra wattage, seasonic is my favorite brand though followed by Antec.
  10. Pssst... I win ;)
  11. That's odd, I have heard from several people that an Intel i3 dual core out performs AMD quad cores for gaming? Confused..
  12. The I3 does outperform the 4100. Apologies for confusing. Just a personal preference, the difference is super super minimal.

    Link to benchmark -- http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/fx-4100-core-i3-2100-gaming-benchmark,3136-8.html
  13. I'm gonna just say this once. You can look up a BUNCH of evidence. Intel > AMD for gaming. Even the extreme low-end ($85 CPUs), the Pentiums outperform AMD price/performance for gaming.
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