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Are all of my components compatable

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August 1, 2012 3:26:15 AM

Hey I'm working on my first home-built computer and I'm trying to get it done before high schools starts back, so here's the list.


intel i5 ivy bridge 3570k
asrock z77 pro 4
OCZ modxstream pro 600w modular atx psu
crucial ballistix sport 8gb ddr3-1333 ram (2 sticks of 4)
sapphire radeon hd 6950 2gb
thermaltake commander ms-I snow atx mid tower

I am reusing an old hard drive

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a b B Homebuilt system
August 1, 2012 4:07:57 AM

Yes, they are compatible.

Do you already have all these parts? Do you need recommendations? If so, what's your budget?
August 1, 2012 4:42:40 AM

I don't have any of the parts yet and I have a budget of $600 I might be able to squeeze $650 out though if the improvement in performance is decent, so yea i would take recommendations if you have any.
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a b B Homebuilt system
August 1, 2012 4:56:56 AM

Try this...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($159.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z68A-G43 (B3) ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($82.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($40.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 2GB Video Card ($209.99 @ CompUSA)
Case: Zalman Z9 ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.96 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Antec 650W ATX12V Power Supply ($63.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $607.46
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-01 00:56 EDT-0400)

If it exceeds the budget, just tweak a few things to your liking. Hope this helps; good luck!
August 1, 2012 5:07:01 AM

thanks for the suggestions, and was there any particular reason that you recommended the 2500k over the 3570k?
a b B Homebuilt system
August 1, 2012 5:20:07 AM

It's cheaper, and you don't get a ton of performance benefit over the 2500k. No need to go ivy bridge on a budget of $600. You'll get the same performance out of the 2500k as you would the 3570k. Just overclock that bad boy to around 4.5GHz with that hyper 212 plus and you're set.
August 1, 2012 6:09:13 AM

ok thanks
August 1, 2012 6:43:41 AM

after looking it over i will be taking your advice on the 2500k, and the power supply, but on new egg the mother board got some bad reviews
August 1, 2012 7:01:01 AM

Get the HD 7850 instead of hd 6950
a b B Homebuilt system
August 1, 2012 12:51:58 PM

forr3zt said:
after looking it over i will be taking your advice on the 2500k, and the power supply, but on new egg the mother board got some bad reviews


This is because reviews on newegg are biased. People will purchase a product and blame their ignorance on the board itself. The MSI board would be a fine choice. However, if you wish to put a few extra dollars in a better board, try the ASRock Z68 PRO3 GEN3
August 1, 2012 9:27:34 PM

DeusAres said:
This is because reviews on newegg are biased. People will purchase a product and blame their ignorance on the board itself. The MSI board would be a fine choice. However, if you wish to put a few extra dollars in a better board, try the ASRock Z68 PRO3 GEN3



ok thanks againg