Part Compatibility Check Tags: Homebuilt Systems Last response: July 28, 2012 5:28 PM in Systems Share Brandimus July 28, 2012 4:59:41 PM Hey, I am building my first computer ever so just looking for a final check on what I am considering getting. Let me know if everything should be fine or if any issues come to mind. Thanks. CPU: Intel Core i5-3550 Quad-Core Processor 3.3 GHz 6 MB Cache LGA 1155 - BX80637I53550 Cooler: Stock Cooler. Motherboard: BIOSTAR TZ77B LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS RAM: Corsair Memory 8 Dual Channel Kit DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM CMX8GX3M2A1600C9 Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 570 HD Double Shot 1280 MB GDDR5 PCB PCI-E 2.0 Graphics Card 012-P3-1577-KR Storage: Western Digital 1 TB Caviar Blue SATA III 7200 RPM 32 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive - WD10EALX Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B 24x SATA Internal DVD+/-RW Drive (Black) Power Supply: Rosewill CAPSTONE Series CAPSTONE-650 650W Continuous @ 50°C, 80 PLUS GOLD Certified, Single +12V Rail, ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92, SLI Ready, CrossFire Ready, Active - PFC Power Supply Case: Corsair Carbide Series 400R Mid Tower Gaming Computer Case - CC-9011011-WW OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM I am also considering SAPPHIRE 11188-22-20G Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card (OC Edition) for a cheaper video card. Any thoughts? I am trying to not go over $1000. More about : part compatibility check | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove xtreme5 July 28, 2012 5:08:40 PM eveything seems fine to me as for the graphics card keep the GTX 570 in your list and kick out the HD 6950. | Report abuse Emelth Homebuilt system Expert July 28, 2012 5:28:11 PM Get the ASRock Extreme 3 Gen 3 much better and reliable MB then the one you picked. Change the PSU rosewill is not too great in that area as well. Great choice in case (im looking to get that one in my new build) For the HDD I find the Seagate Barracuda and Spinpoint F3 to be more reliable as well http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... | Report abuse Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Systems>Part Compatibility Check> Related ressources: ForumComputer part compatibility check ! ForumAll around/gaming computer part compatibility check ForumComputer part compatibility check ForumComputer part compatibility check ! ForumPart Compatibility check ForumINTEL overclocking guide ForumFinal compatibility check /last minute part suggestions ForumComputer Part Compatibility Check ForumComputer Part Last Minute Compatibility Check ForumPc Part compatibility check ForumComputer Part Compatibility Check Forum[First Build] PC Part Compatibility Check ForumGaming Computer Part Compatibility Check ForumComputer part compatibility check ForumHow to check computer part compatibility ForumNeed a compatibility check for all parts ForumAbout to buy parts ( compatibility check ) ForumHow do i know that all my computer components will fit together? ForumAdvice on compatibility, warranties, and quality. ForumComputer Compatibility Check. More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !