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July 5, 2012 12:44:42 PM

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?websale...

2, MOBO -ASRock H77 Pro4-MMotherboardPC base Intel® 1155: 85 €
http://www.conrad.com/ASRock-H77-Pro4-MMotherboardPC-ba...;-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-...

4, HDD- Western DigitalHard disk WD5000AAKX 500 GB 3.5 " SATA-III (600MB/s) 7200 rpm: 70€
http://www.conrad.com/Western-DigitalHard-disk-WD5000AA...;-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-...

6, CASE- Silverstone SST-PS04B PC housing Precision: 40€
http://www.conrad.com/Silverstone-SST-PS04B-PC-housing-...


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....
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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July 5, 2012 12:52:31 PM

Get 1600 RAM :)  im not sure about that PSU. Never read a review on FSP.
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July 5, 2012 1:33:57 PM

Go with what your sure with, but if you can find 1600, that would be awesoooooome. :D 
July 5, 2012 3:13:39 PM

what about the compatibility of the parts??
July 6, 2012 7:45:42 AM

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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