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$1200 mATX build- compatibility check

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Last response: in Systems
June 30, 2012 5:02:42 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: within 3 days

Budget Range: around $1200

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, schoolwork / general use

Parts Not Required: mouse, keyboard, speakers, optical drive

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:

Country: U.S.

Parts Preferences: none

Overclocking: yes

SLI or Crossfire: not for a while if at all

Monitor Resolution: plan to buy a 1920 x 1080 monitor

Additional Comments: I don't need an SSD.

SeaSonic M12II 620 Bronze 620W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

MSI R7950 Twin Frozr 3GD5/OC Radeon HD 7950 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

IN WIN Dragon Slayer Black 0.6mm SECC MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case

ASUS Maximus V Gene LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL

ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" 5ms HDMI Full 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor W/Speakers

subtotal: $1226.92

I'm wondering if these parts are all compatible and fit into the case. I'm open to changes to any parts but I can't go much higher than $1200.

More about : 1200 matx build compatibility check

July 2, 2012 2:54:21 AM

If you are hoping to overclock at all you will definitely need a heatsink fan for your CPU. The fan that comes with it will not be able to keep it cool enough. Often a heatsink fan has trouble fitting in a smaller case like this. Take a look at this fan as an option or others and look at the dimensions to see if it would fit.