Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question
Solved

Are these parts compatible?

Last response: in Systems
Share
June 23, 2012 9:22:15 PM

I am going to be building my first pc soon, and I am wondering if these components are compatible with each other.


COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811119233
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$10.00 Instant
$69.99
$59.99


Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAKX 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822136770
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
Recover Your Data(expand for options)
-$15.00 Instant
$84.99
$69.99


Acer G235HAbd 23'' WideScreen LCD monitor
Item #: N82E16824009266
Return Policy: Monitor Standard Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
-$40.00 Instant
$179.99
$139.99


Rosewill RNX-G1 A-Type USB 2.0 Wireless Black Dongle w/ External 2dBi SMA Antenna
Item #: N82E16833166022
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
-$7.00 Instant
$19.99
$12.99


SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card (100314-3L )
Item #: N82E16814102948
Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
$10.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$169.99
1


SONY Black SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model DDU1681S-0B - OEM
Item #: N82E16827118031
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
-$2.99 Instant
$19.99
$17.00


COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power Plus RS700-PCAAE3-US 700W ATX 12V v2.3 Active PFC Power Supply
Item #: N82E16817171054
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
-$20.00 Instant
$10.00 Mail-in Rebate
$89.99
$69.99


Kingston 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model KVR1333D3N9/4G
Item #: N82E16820139046
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
-$2.00 Instant
$23.99
$21.99


GIGABYTE GA-B75M-D3V LGA 1155 Intel B75 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813128540
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
-$5.00 Instant
$74.99
$69.99


Intel Core i3-2100 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I32100
Item #: N82E16819115078
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
-$10.00 Instant
$119.99
$109.99


Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
Item #: N82E16832116986
Return Policy: Software Standard Return Policy

More about : parts compatible

Best solution

June 23, 2012 9:47:48 PM

Yes those should all work fine, I have a couple of suggestions though:

1. Get a different power supply. I've heard a few mixed things about the Cooler Master EPP lineup. I can't find any certifications for it anywhere so it may not even be BRONZE certified, which means that it'll be noisy, and inefficient.

If you don't mind spending the extra cash, here's an amazing CPU+PSU combo deal that gives you some of the best of both with some significant savings:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Alternatively, if you're comfortable with that CPU, here's a very good PSU that's GOLD certified:

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

The PSU is one component that you simply can't skimp out on. A weak PSU that costs 60 bucks will pop within a few years and aggravate you all the way there. Eventually you'll have to replace it. A good PSU that costs 120 bucks will last around 7-10 years and run cool and quiet the whole time.

2. Consider spending the extra money for a true quad core processor. The SandyBridge i3s are great for today's workloads but they may not cut it for the workloads 2 years from now. If you plan to keep this for more than a few years you should consider investing in the extra power. A CPU can be replaced but it can't be upgraded like memory or hard disk space. An extra 80 bucks will get you an i5-3450

3. 4GB of RAM will get eaten up pretty easily these days. I recommend 2 4GB sticks for a total of 8, use this set:

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

Good luck!
Share
June 23, 2012 10:01:03 PM

Dang stuff costs a lot of money. I kind of got into the idea of custom built gaming pc's because I found that I could build a much better gaming machine for the same price as a laptop I was going to get. So this is sort of a tight budget build for me I figure in 3-5 years when I have a decent income (I'm a high school student right now) then I'll overhaul the specs, but for right now spending more money sounds kind of unappealing. But I really appreciate your great advice, when I do have the money I will definitely go for those parts.

Would this PSU work well? its 80+ certified: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
m
0
l
Related resources
June 23, 2012 10:10:12 PM

Coolmax isn't a well regarded name. SeaSonic is considered to be the best closely followed by Enermax. These two companies manufacture a lot of PSUs for the likes of Corsair, Antec, and XFX. I wouldn't use that Coolmax PSU because Coolmax isn't well regarded. PSUs are easy to manufacture but hard to manufacture well. As a result of this, there are a veritable crapton of lemons on the market, many of which are a serious fire hazard. Here are a couple more suggestions:

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

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
m
0
l
June 23, 2012 10:32:47 PM

Pinhedd is right, you don't need a high power PSU, just a quality one. Could you give us a budget and purpose for your build? Then we can come up with something that will suit you well. Also mention any parts you don't need (keybord, mouse etc).
m
0
l
June 24, 2012 1:33:24 AM

the reason for the 700w psu is that I was thinking later on I could add another 6870 in crossfire.

my budget is 900 dollars, and the sole purpose of the system is gaming. I'm dead set on the 6870, unless another (single) graphics card can give me more performance while keeping the whole system under 900 (far enough so as to have enough cash for the sales tax and shipping).
m
0
l
June 24, 2012 1:35:08 AM

It would help if you told us what parts you need. Do you need OS, KB, Mouse, Monitor?
m
0
l
June 24, 2012 1:43:06 AM

I have:
key board
mouse

I need:
case
mother board
cpu
gpu
psu
hdd
optical drive
wifi adapter (usb so I don't use up a pci slot for crossfire later on)
ram
OS
and a monitor (preferably 1080p/23" or better)
m
0
l
June 24, 2012 1:46:21 AM

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

i would recommend this psu, i believe seasonic technically makes this one.

also it gives more watts on its 12v rail than your current selection

and it about the same price (has a 10 $ off coupon and a rebate)

89.99 - 20 dollar rebate = 69.99

69.99 - 10 coupon = 59.99
m
0
l
June 24, 2012 2:06:59 AM

DirtDiver7 said:
the reason for the 700w psu is that I was thinking later on I could add another 6870 in crossfire.

my budget is 900 dollars, and the sole purpose of the system is gaming. I'm dead set on the 6870, unless another (single) graphics card can give me more performance while keeping the whole system under 900 (far enough so as to have enough cash for the sales tax and shipping).


The 6870 is still the performance/dollar king, no doubt about that. It would be wise however to find some extra cash and get a good quality 650-700watt PSU. Crap PSUs, no matter what marketed wattage, are still crap PSUs. A 700watt PSU with tight voltage regulation and high efficiency will be better for Crossfire than a 1000watt PSU that barely has its regulation within the ATX specification.
m
0
l
June 24, 2012 2:50:53 AM

so would I be able to find a good PSU for about $60
m
0
l
June 24, 2012 4:35:46 AM

the psu i listed is a good psu

its a corsair (oem by seasonic) that sells for normally 120

but its on sale for 30 bucks off

then there is a 20 dollar rebate on that sucker

and then there is a 10 dollar newegg coupon

and it is bronze certified.
m
0
l
June 24, 2012 4:48:18 AM

wait i'm actually having second thought on my psu selection, i can't remember if it has enough pci power plugs for 2 6870s can anyone confirm?
m
0
l
June 24, 2012 4:54:11 AM

As for the ocz psu

yea its has alot of ratings, but i've never had any experence with ocz psu.

i do not like the fact it has 2 rails but honestly i don't think that should effect you too much in this short term, my psu is actually better as it delivers more watts on the 12v rail despite it being 650 watts.

but considering the combo price nets you a dvd drive its a close call.

are you also aware that my psu has a combo price with your exact gpu?

having them bundled together saves your 17 dollars
m
0
l
June 24, 2012 5:08:02 AM

The PCIe connectors are provided with the GPU.
m
0
l
June 24, 2012 5:13:31 AM

azeem40 said:
The PCIe connectors are provided with the GPU.



looking into it my psu selected only has 2 PCIe connectors which is not enough for 2 6870s because they have 4 PCIe ports


the original poster wanted to eventually power 2 6870s so i guess my psu is out unless he is kool with buying pci adapters.
m
0
l
August 9, 2012 6:35:05 PM


Can you guys tell me if this is a good system build, i'm going to start building my pc soon put this is currently my amazon basket, is there any suggestions/changes that you guys can make
keep in mind i have a 1080p HD monitor, a disc driive and multicard reader aswell as a keyboard and mouse

CiT 650W Power Supply Unit with PSU and Dual 12V Rails - Black Edition
£26.48



Arctic Cooling MX-4 4g Thermal Compound
£3.87



Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 CPU Cooler
£15.30



AMD Bulldozer FX-4100 Socket AM3+ 4 Core Processor - 3.60GHz, 3.80GHz Turbo
£80.85



Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 Motherboard (Socket AM3+, Up to 16GB DDR3, USB 3.0, uATX)
£48.66



Seagate ST31000524AS 3.5 inch Barracuda 1TB GB 7200rpm SATA Drive with 32MB Buffer
£65.99



EVGA Nvidia 01G-P3-1463-KR GeForce GTX 560 Graphics Card (Super Clocked, 1GB, GDDR5)
£139.10



Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 8GB 1600MHz CL9 DDR3 Vengeance Memory Two Module Kit
£39.66



Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 8GB 1600MHz CL9 DDR3 Vengeance Memory Two Module Kit
£72.99



Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 8GB 1600MHz CL9 DDR3 Vengeance Memory Two Module Kit
£44.99
m
0
l
August 9, 2012 6:38:13 PM

Post your own topic. This one died almost 2 months ago.
m
0
l
August 19, 2012 3:33:37 PM

Best answer selected by DirtDiver7.
m
0
l
!