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$1200 Gaming Build - Round 2: Compatibilily Check

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August 11, 2012 7:04:41 PM

Hi, everyone i have this build almost ready for purchase, the only thing left is the compatibility check, so here it is:

Bare in mind that all the links listed here are only for reference, as the cost of the parts here in Chile is about 30% more.


Motherboard:
MSI B75MA-E33 LGA1155/ Intel B75/ DDR3

CPU:
Intel i5-3550 Ivy Bridge

CPU Fan:
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO

Video Card:
MSI GTX 560 Twin Frozr II

PSU:
Sentey BRP600 600w (wasn't able to find it at newegg)

RAM:
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

HDD:
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 16MB SATA 3

Case:
Sentey BlackBox BX1-4284 V2.1

Monitor:
LG 21.5 E2251VR (or if i squeeze the budget, a 23")


SLI: I dont plan on getting SLI, i'll just grab a 670 or 680 further down the line. (or if i somehow manage to buy directly from newegg, a beasty 690)

OC: Don't plan to.

I am planning using this pc mainly for gaming in general, also web browsing and youtube.

The only thing that may change is the PSU, in case of you guys recommend not to get it.
Other than that seems pretty solid.

So, what are you guys thoughts?.
August 11, 2012 8:01:45 PM

Thanks but, that will kick the budget into orbit lol.
As i said, overall cost of the parts in my country is 30% - 35% more than they are in the US, so i'll just stick with this parts for the time being.

The parts right now are Locked in sight, i am about to press the trigger, just need compatibility confirmation ;) 
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August 11, 2012 8:27:58 PM

1: id get a msi h77ma-g43 motherboard instead.

2:if the 3450 is cheaper, get that one. no performance difference

3:if you cant get a 670, get a 7850 from either xfx, asus, sapphire, msi or gigabyte

4:i dont believe in no name brands. prefer to go with pc power and cooling, antec, seasonic, xfx,and corsair. 600w will be enough for crossfire while 400w will be fine for a single gpu setup

5:if the ram runs at 1.65v, its not good. get something like gskill ripjaws x or whatever ram that isnt too no-name that has 1600mhz cl9 and 1.5v

6:get a antec case like the antec 302 or 300. the build quality is worth it.
August 11, 2012 8:43:41 PM

You're basing this off what g-unit said. There is basically no difference between H77 and B75 other than B75 is cheaper.
August 11, 2012 9:05:58 PM

I thought kingston was a good brand, and sorry if ask but whats the difference between 1.65V and 1.5V?

Also would you recommend a
Antec TruePower New TP-550 550W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Rather than the Sentey that i mentioned?
The efficency on the antec is of 82% btw.
August 11, 2012 10:05:58 PM

kingston is a great brand. just that the voltages are a bit high. 1.5v is pretty much the highest voltage memory you can run inside intel specs for their chips. 1.65v ram will slowly degrade your memory controller or just run a bit hotter

efficiency doesnt really matter. just who makes it and the quality.

@azeem: i find that b75 boards tend to lack some features that h77 boards have. b75 is more meant for businesses. i will change the post though
August 11, 2012 10:18:47 PM

What features of the B75 are meant for business? And where did you find that out?
August 11, 2012 11:11:50 PM

Allright then, at this point i don't think that i am going to change the Motherboard or the CPU, simply becouse on my country online stores, i can't get any of the non B75 chipsets whithout spending huges amounts of money in a high-end motherboard.

And for the cpu, is not a huge amount of money that i'm saving, so i'll just keep the 3550.

But for the memories you are totally right, now the 4gb Kingston memories are out of the ecuation, instead i'm getting a single:

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
August 12, 2012 12:08:38 AM

get 2 sticks instead. memory runs better in dual channel

ok then. just get the b75 then
August 12, 2012 12:29:43 AM

azeem40 said:
You're basing this off what g-unit said. There is basically no difference between H77 and B75 other than B75 is cheaper.
wait what is going on ? :lol: 
August 12, 2012 12:32:47 AM

never mind i see @TheBigTroll you should know better than to listen to blanket statements unless he showed you some sort of proof it is just hear say
August 12, 2012 12:35:00 AM

bigcyco1 said:
never mind i see @TheBigTroll you should know better than to listen to blanket statements unless he showed you some sort of proof it is just hear say


yeah. time to research:D 
August 12, 2012 12:37:45 AM

TheBigTroll said:
yeah. time to research:D 
good idea ;) 
August 12, 2012 12:41:00 AM

TheBigTroll said:
get 2 sticks instead. memory runs better in dual channel


Oh really? Hmm... Then x2 Corsair Vengeance 4gb will be. Thanks!
August 12, 2012 12:44:54 AM

dont know whats all the hype for corsair memory when all the other brands offerings perfom the same and probably use the same components
August 12, 2012 12:45:24 AM

The_Rid said:
Oh really? Hmm... Then x2 Corsair Vengeance 4gb will be. Thanks!
You don't need to buy that ram it cost allot and for what spikes that look cool those really worth four five bucks more hell no these are just as good and cheaper
RAM:Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model BLS2KIT4G3D1609DS1S00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM:G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-8GAB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
August 12, 2012 1:17:34 AM

bigcyco1 said:
You don't need to buy that ram it cost allot and for what spikes that look cool those really worth four five bucks more hell no these are just as good and cheaper

RAM:G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-8GAB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Yes actually, i just find those, and i am totally getting them right now.
I honestly dindin't care about the brand in the first place, but those seems of good quality as well, and also a bit cheaper.
August 12, 2012 1:21:52 AM

The_Rid said:
Yes actually, i just find those, and i am totally getting them right now.
I honestly dindin't care about the brand in the first place, but those seems of good quality as well, and also a bit cheaper.
i think your making a smart choice ;) 
!