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Are my parts compatible?

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July 28, 2012 1:11:44 PM
a c 105 B Homebuilt system
July 28, 2012 1:17:41 PM

Actually post the component name and not just links, people are much more inclined to answer.

Its all compatible, though I must ask why are you going with an old (as in two generations old now) Lynfield CPU?. Ivy/Sandy Bridge is much more modern and will perform better.

I suggest you go the the New Build forum, fill out the form at the top and ask again. The people here will get you a much better build.
July 28, 2012 1:19:05 PM

Well I'll check them out cause its a matter of funds as well
Thanks a lot though
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a c 105 B Homebuilt system
July 28, 2012 1:27:07 PM

It should be quite easy to build a PC from the rough budget I can see from the parts.

If its a gaming PC, $1200 should easily build you a no-frills, very well performing machine.
July 28, 2012 1:29:47 PM

The problem I see with the Sandy Bridge is that I'll need a change of motherboard.
Any suggestions?
a b B Homebuilt system
July 28, 2012 1:39:59 PM

I think an i7 2600k + Asrock z68 Extreme 3 Gen 3 would be cheaper than that. Even the newest generation i7 3770k + Asrock z77 Extreme 4 would be priced to close to your cpu + mobo combo.

Not that your CPU cooler is bad but a Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO will perform very well for half the price.

I would get an 8 Gb DDR3 1600 1.5 V RAM. Something from this series: Mushkin Blackline, G-Skill Ripjaws or Ares, or Corsair Low Profile RAM. It will only be a few dollars more.

Is it a gaming pc? An i5 would perform equally well to an i7 if only for gaming. The only thing i7's have that the i5 don't is hyperthreading; a feature not utilized when gaming.

a c 105 B Homebuilt system
July 28, 2012 1:41:41 PM

AsRock Z77 Extreme4, and your better off with Ivy Bridge.

Again, go to the New Build forum and fill out the form there. Then we can help you much better, as then we arent flying blind as to budget, what you want, where you can get components etc.