Compatibility of computer components

Hello, I am going to build my first computer. I have come up with these parts.

Intel Core i5 – 3570K Ivy Bridge Quad Core --- $229.99
3.4 GHz (3.8 GHz Turbo) ---Intel HD Graphics 4000

Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V--- $ 189.99

Power Supply: Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 500W ATX 12V --- $ 44.99

RAM: Kingston 4 GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM 1333 (PC3 10600) --- $ 20.99

Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 Black SECC/ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower --- $ 59.99

HDD: Western Digital 500 GB, 3.5” SATA 6 Gbps, 7200 rpm --- $ 64.99

I am planning to use Intel Graphics for few months and then later I will install graphics card. I am not in too much gaming; however, I want to play SimCity (New coming 2013). This PC will mostly use for browsing and watching movies on TV.

The total is around $ 600. Any help and/or suggestions will be really appreciated. Thank you very much in advance.
7 answers Last reply
More about compatibility computer components
  1. Right off the bat, I see you have a CoolerMaster PSU. Do not get a CM PSU! They do not deliver the labeled wattage, and are prone to failure. Will you be overclocking? Because if you're not, the i5-3570K is way too much. In addition, SimCity is such a low requirement game, you can get an i3 and be fine.
  2. Thanks for the reply. I chose that PSU because it had great reviews. Do you recommend any other brand? I am not going to overclock because I do not know how to do it. When I was looking for CPU, most of them were pretty much same price (+- $ 20). It is 3rd gen cpu with good graphics therefore I decided to go with it. Anyways, all other parts are compatible (or good) with each other? Again thanks for the reply. :D
  3. All 100% compatible. I suggest a PSU from the following companies(no particular order):

    PC Power and Cooling
  4. I will look for PSU with brands as you suggested. I am really excited to build my first pc. Thanks for taking your time for reply. :D
  5. No problem!
  6. To be honest a G850/i3 2100 with a usb/sata III H77 board or A6-3500 chip/A75 board is fine for your purposes or even go small with mATX form factor with a nice efficient, quality PSU?
  7. I'd go with the i3, and put some money into a GPU like a 6850 or 6870, which will play pretty much any game, but it is probably overkill if you're only playing SimCity. If you are only playing SimCity, maybe a 7750/7770? The APU's are good, but only on the graphics side. The APU's have very weak CPU's, and the i3 is better.
Ask a new question

Read More

New Build Systems Product