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Purchasing tonight, need help!

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June 18, 2012 11:54:12 PM

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=N82E168...

Mobo: ASRock H61M-DGS LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Ram: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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=N82E168...

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=N82E168...

Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I have already purchased my GPU. I got a 6950 2gb http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


I especially need help on my mobo. Please confirm that this is all compatible.

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June 18, 2012 11:58:41 PM

Looks to me like all parts should play well together.
Enjoy your build.
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June 19, 2012 12:03:10 AM

So the motherboard should be fine?
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June 19, 2012 12:54:03 AM

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...
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June 19, 2012 12:54:16 AM

yep, since you won't be overclocking or crossfiring, that mobo should do just fine.
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June 19, 2012 12:58:11 AM

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?
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June 19, 2012 1:12:58 AM

I don't think so... but I'm not certain.
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June 19, 2012 1:14:37 AM

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.
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June 19, 2012 1:16:37 AM

Yeah, I think we would all prefer if you gave us a budget.
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June 19, 2012 1:20:50 AM

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


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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.
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June 19, 2012 1:22:02 AM

Pssst... I win ;) 
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June 19, 2012 1:34:03 AM

That's odd, I have heard from several people that an Intel i3 dual core out performs AMD quad cores for gaming? Confused..
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June 19, 2012 1:05:22 PM

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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