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July 18, 2012 12:01:46 PM

Hi, I've been thinking about purchasing computer parts and building a computer from scratch. I assembled a list of parts, but I do not know if they will all be compatible (two examples are that I am unsure about the motherboard's number of ports being sufficient and if it can work with this case) Also, I cant figure out if the parts all have the right number of pins, PCI-E slot, etc. At this point, I'm not too concerned with adapting my build, I just want to make sure there is no fatal flaw where some crucial parts will not fit together.
Given these parts, can I make a decent computer?

Motherboard: BIOSTAR H61MGC LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
Processor: Intel Core i5 2400 Processor 3.1 GHz 4 Core LGA 1155
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1333MHz DIMM PC3-10666
PSU: Cooler master Power Supply 240-Pin 600 Power Supply
Fan: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler
Wifi card: TP-Link TL-WN722N 150Mbps High Gain Wireless USB Adapter
Monitor: Asus VE228H 21.5-Inch Full-HD LED Monitor
Case: Cooler Master Cooler Master Elite 430 Mid Tower ATX Case
Graphics Card: Sapphire 11202-00-20G Radeon HD 7750 1GB DDR5 HDMI / DVI-I / DP PCI-Express Graphics Card
Optical Drive: Asus 24xDVD-RW Serial ATA Internal OEM Drive DRW-24B1ST
Hard Drive:Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 GB SATA III 7200 RPM 16 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Hard Drive
Misc 1: StarTech 6-32 Brass Motherboard Standoffs for ATX Computer Case
Misc 2: AmazonBasics USB 2.0 4-Port Ultra Mini Hub

Thanks!
July 18, 2012 12:55:16 PM

Yes the motherboard is micro ATX which will fit in the case. Processor has the same socket as the motherboard, you're good on that. I would change the PSU to a more reliable builder. The Hyper 212 will fit in the case, you may have to go with a smaller memory. You're good with everything else! I'd highly recommend changing the PSU brand. You only need about 320-350 watts for this set-up. get a quality 400 watt PSU if by change you want to OC via FBS. I wouldn't get anymore than that seeing there is no upgrading in this set-up except GPU. The 7750 should last you enough until you need to upgrade.
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July 18, 2012 10:45:29 PM

Ok thanks! The only question that I have now is what do you mean by, "The Hyper 212 will fit in the case, you may have to go with a smaller memory"? Do you mean RAM or HDD space, and if possible, how could I avoid shrinking my memory?
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July 19, 2012 1:17:24 AM

I mean you can keep the capacity of the ram but you might have to get smaller physical sized ram. Low profile ram like G.Skill Ares. Also by the quote I mean the hyper 212 will fit in your case. It is a really big cooler and some cases are too small for it. Likewise with the ram. Sometimes ram heat sinks are too big and they hit the cooler.
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July 19, 2012 2:00:03 AM

Oh okay. Thanks for clearing that up!
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July 19, 2012 3:43:46 AM

Do you think that this brand will work instead? Corsair XMS3 8 GB (2 x 4GB) 1333 MHz PC3-10666 240-Pin DDR3 Memory Kit
The one that you recommended only was available in 1600 MHz, but that isn't supported on the motherboard.
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July 20, 2012 4:39:02 PM

Yeah I think that's perfect.
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