Advice on new build

Approximate Purchase Date: July

Budget Range: 500 €

System Usage: Casual home PC for Movies, Internet, Excel simulations, Occasional Gaming (Flatout, NFS)

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, speakers
Preferred Website: www.conrad.com
Country: Germany (www.conrad.de)

Parts Preferences: none


Overclocking: Not interested

SLI or Crossfire: NO


Comments: I would prefer to have later upgrade options especially for adding a discrete GPU. But still may not Overclock

I would like to get comments on the compatibility of the parts,as it is my first build. In the earlier thread I was looking for suggestions on a Intel®Pentium 2x 2600 MHz , and ASRock Z68 Pro3 combo. But Later I changed my mind and decided to go for an i3-2120.
there are my selections:

1. CPU- Intel i3-2120: 118€
http://www.conrad.com/2x-3300-MHz-Dual-Core.htm?websale7=conrad-int&pi=873271&ci=SHOP_AREA_17697_0414060

2, MOBO -ASRock H77 Pro4-MMotherboardPC base Intel® 1155: 85 €
http://www.conrad.com/ASRock-H77-Pro4-MMotherboardPC-base-Intel%26reg;-1155.htm?websale7=conrad-int&pi=874266&ci=SHOP_AREA_17696_0412054

3, RAM - G.Skill RipjawsRAM 4 GB () DDR3-RAM 1333 MHz 7-7-7-21-2N 240-pin DIMM: 30€
http://www.conrad.com/G%2eSkill-RipjawsRAM-4-GB-%28%29-DDR3-RAM-1333-MHz-7-7-7-21-2N-240-pin-DIMM.htm?websale7=conrad-int&pi=873989&ci=SHOP_AREA_17691_0412076

4, HDD- Western DigitalHard disk WD5000AAKX 500 GB 3.5 " SATA-III (600MB/s) 7200 rpm: 70€
http://www.conrad.com/Western-DigitalHard-disk-WD5000AAKX-500-GB-3%2e5-%26quot;-SATA-III-%28600MB%2fs%29-7200-rpm-16-MB-8,9-ms.htm?websale7=conrad-int&pi=415048&ci=SHOP_AREA_20564_0413092

5, PSU- FSP Fortron SAGA II 500 PC power supply: 50€
http://www.conrad.com/FSP-Fortron-SAGA-II-500-PC-power-supply.htm?websale7=conrad-int&pi=871852&ci=SHOP_AREA_17129_0414020

6, CASE- Silverstone SST-PS04B PC housing Precision: 40€
http://www.conrad.com/Silverstone-SST-PS04B-PC-housing-Precision.htm?websale7=conrad-int&pi=975405&ci=SHOP_AREA_17129_0414010


7, Monitor- Asus VE228 21.5 " monitor: 130€
http://www.conrad.com/Asus-VE228-21%2e5-%26quot;-monitor.htm?websale7=conrad-int&pi=414273&ci=SHOP_AREA_17155_0413023

8. Lg Dvd-burner Bulk Sata Gh22Ns70: 22€
http://www.conrad.com/Lg-Dvd-burner-Bulk-Sata-Gh22Ns70.htm?websale7=conrad-int&pi=415724&ci=SHOP_AREA_17682_0413054
9. Graphic card- Currently not in my budget,hence decided to go with the integrated graphics for the time being. I will be great if you guys can suggest me one which can be accommodated in the budget of around 500€

the specific question I have are
1. The PSU: will it be sufficient to power the mechanic? does it have sufficient number of connectors, including for my future GPU??

2. I decided for H77 Asrock due to the availability of usb3.0 onboard and sataIII and I also have no plans for overclocking ( the board is also comparatively cheaper for the features it offer). The other MOBO in my mind is Gigabyte GA-H77M-D3HMotherboardPC base Intel® 1155 which is 5 € more and will less expansion slots. Is this a wise decision?

3. Compatibility of the RAM ? 7-7-7-21-2 with 1333 hz or Corsair RAM 4 GB () DDR3-RAM 1600 MHz 9-9-9-24 240-pin DIMM, Which one I should choose?


Thank you in advance
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  1. Get 1600 RAM :) im not sure about that PSU. Never read a review on FSP.
  2. Nw333 said:
    Get 1600 RAM :) im not sure about that PSU. Never read a review on FSP.



    I don't see this Corsair-VengeanceRAM-4-GB (http://www.conrad.com/Corsair-VengeanceRAM-4-GB-%28%29-DDR3-RAM-1600-MHz-9-9-9-24-240-pin-DIMM.htm?websale7=conrad-int&pi=873762&ci=SHOP_AREA_17691_0412076)
    in the compatibility list for Asrock H77PRO4M (http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/H77%20Pro4-M/?cat=Memory)

    they have some confusing numbering formats it seems. I am not able to judge. Will the memory module will be fine?
  3. Go with what your sure with, but if you can find 1600, that would be awesoooooome. :D
  4. what about the compatibility of the parts??
  5. combae said:
    what about the compatibility of the parts??

    Looks good to me. Just make sure everything fits inside the case since Im not good with cases and stuff. XD
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