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New Gaming PC: Need to know if parts are compatible

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June 23, 2012 5:44:19 PM

Hello all, I've decided to build my first gaming PC this summer. I have already picked out the components that I like, but I need to know if they are all compatible with each other. I am open to any suggestions for other parts that you would find better for this build.



June 23, 2012 5:47:57 PM

yes it is all compatible but why are you getting last year's cpu and mb models when the ivy bridge cpu and mbs are out now?
June 23, 2012 5:57:55 PM

What would you recommend?
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June 23, 2012 6:07:33 PM

@nhasian: I do advocate getting Ivy over Sandy, but Sandy equipment is generally more affordable now, not to mention most of the technologies that come with Ivy aren't hugely important right now. By the time I'd wager PCIe 3.0 is important, he'll want to/have upgraded to Haswell or its successor.

On the build, please don't get that PSU. Good PSUs that you'll be interested in are:

Rosewill Hive-550 - $60, 550W
PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk.III - $67, 600W
XFX Core Edition PRO550 - $68, 550W
Seasonic M12II - $70, 520W
Corsair TX650-V2 - $70, 650W
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June 23, 2012 6:35:44 PM

Actually, an IB 3570k is only $10 more than the i5-2500k.
June 23, 2012 7:10:02 PM

Thanks for the advice everyone, I really appreciate it. :)