Hello, everyone! My name is Sofia. I have some questions about this co

Hello, everyone! My name is Sofia. I have some questions about this computer list my friend gave it to me. Are there any confilcs of each parts or this part doesn't support that part, they all compatible each others?
is my psu enogh to run all the units? is the case going to fit all the parts? will future upgrade a possiblity?



My purpose: watch DVD and online stream video like netflix and listen to pandora radio at the same time. Run photoshop (process RAW files) and illustrator. And for my brother to Play StarCraft II and COD: MW3 smoothly.


Cpu: Intel Core i3-2120 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz

Cooler: stock intel

Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 (or any other recommendation)

Memory: G.skill Ripjaws DDR3 4GB 1600

GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 550 Ti

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB

PSU: Corsair Enthusiast Series 650-Watt 80 Plus Bronze Certified

Case: Cooler Master HAF 922

OS: windows 7 ultimate 64bit

Optical: SAMSUNG SH-222BB/BEBE


Thank you Thank you!!!!!!!!!! Much Much Aprreciated!!! :love: :love:
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  1. in all honesty its all over the place

    why windows ultimate? buy home premium an upgrade to windows 8 pro when it comes out for 15 dollars

    650w psu.... wont use it with one graphics card

    i3 bottom of the line 1155 processor an not great for photoshop

    4gb of ram... ummm 8 for gaming 16 for heavy photoshopping

    z68 board... old skool but will run an i3

    gpu hdd an case are fine
  2. skaggy said:
    in all honesty its all over the place

    why windows ultimate? buy home premium an upgrade to windows 8 pro when it comes out for 15 dollars

    650w psu.... wont use it with one graphics card

    i3 bottom of the line 1155 processor an not great for photoshop

    4gb of ram... ummm 8 for gaming 16 for heavy photoshopping

    z68 board... old skool but will run an i3

    gpu hdd an case are fine


    Thank you so much for the advices! so 650w is too much??
  3. what's a z68 board? sorry, im really new to this.....what's not a old skool?? can u recommend me one pls! thanks a million!! not too expensive tho~ lol
  4. throw in your budget an people can give you options :)
  5. skaggy said:
    throw in your budget an people can give you options :)


    Its hard to suggest any modification, so its definitely helpful if you can give your budget limit.

    In general Z68 is a chip set on a mother board. Current is Z77, Z68 are just fine but they lack few things. Especially if you use new Intel processors Ivy Bridge class. Also i5 will be much better choice for you and your brother's need.

    Cant give any specific part names without knowing your budget.
  6. We need some more clarification on what screen you will be using?

    Switch the i3 for an i5 2400 processor. $189,99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115074

    Use a ASRock H61M/U3S3. $67
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157236

    Memory: 2x4gb G.Skill Value Series: $ 39,99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231424

    Case: Antec 302 $69,99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129180

    PSU: Antec BP550 Modular $69,99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371016

    Windows 7 Home Premium x64: $99,99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986

    GPU & HDD are fine, maybe switch to Caviar Blue for less $$$ ???
    Depending on your monitor a 560Ti maybe better :)
  7. radium69 said:
    We need some more clarification on what screen you will be using?

    Switch the i3 for an i5 2400 processor. $189,99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115074

    Use a ASRock H61M/U3S3. $67
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157236

    Memory: 2x4gb G.Skill Value Series: $ 39,99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231424

    Case: Antec 302 $69,99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129180

    PSU: Antec BP550 Modular $69,99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371016

    Windows 7 Home Premium x64: $99,99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986

    GPU & HDD are fine, maybe switch to Caviar Blue for less $$$ ???
    Depending on your monitor a 560Ti maybe better :)


    It's call Samsung 24" Class 1080p Edge Lit LED 2-in-1 HDTV / Monitor, we bought it from costco.
  8. devils_advocate said:
    Its hard to suggest any modification, so its definitely helpful if you can give your budget limit.

    In general Z68 is a chip set on a mother board. Current is Z77, Z68 are just fine but they lack few things. Especially if you use new Intel processors Ivy Bridge class. Also i5 will be much better choice for you and your brother's need.

    Cant give any specific part names without knowing your budget.



    About $700 dollar, thanks! :love:
  9. Then a 550Ti will suffice, I think a 560Ti will go over budget. :)
  10. My friend gave me another list after I told him about the advices you guys gave me!!

    How is this one look?

    Thanks for the huge help, guys!!!
    Cpu: Intel Core i5-2310 Sandy Bridge $179.99

    Cooler: stock intel $0

    Mobo: Asus P8Z77-V LK $156.82

    Memory: G.skill Ripjaws DDR3 2x2GB 1600 and (Adata DDR3 2x2gb got it from friend) $27.25

    GPU: Sapphire AMD Radeon HD 6850 1GB PCI-E Video Card $119.99

    HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB $109.99

    PSU: Corsair Builder Series CX600 $59.99

    Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 $94.99

    OS: windows 7 ultimate 64bit $0 (got it from friend)

    Optical: SAMSUNG SH-222BB/BEBE 21.38

    Total: 770.04
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