Want to know if my new build is compatible would appreciate the help.

CPU : Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500K


HD : Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

DVD : LITE-ON DVD Burner SATA Model iHAS124-04 

GPU : SAPPHIRE 100314-3L Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5

PSU : CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2 (CMPSU-430CXV2) 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

RAM : G.SKILL NS 4GB (2 x 2GB) F3-10666CL9D-4GBNS DDR3 1333

CASE : Xigmatek ASGARD II B/B CPC-T45UC-U01 Black

O/S : Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit

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  1. That mobo isn't compatible with the CPU. And I don't believe that PSU will be adequate enough to run your GPU.

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  2. No. You have an AMD motherboard with an Intel chip. Go with an LGA 1155 board with the Z68, Z75 or Z77 chipset from Gigabyte or Asus.

    That power supply is on the small side for an HD 6870 build. It would probably be fine but I would go with something just a bit more powerful since AMD recommends a 500w power supply with that card. This is actually more than you need but with the rebate it's the best deal I see on newegg.

    $49 after rebate.

    This is the best deal I see without a rebate.

    You will want an aftermarket CPU cooler to overclock.

    This is the best performer for the money.
  3. Those things are not compatible, give me your budget and i will make you the best PC i can for that price range.
  4. Thank you everyone my first pc exited but mind blown hahaa
    My price range is $800.00 :D :D
  5. aqualipt said:
    Those things are not compatible, give me your budget and i will make you the best PC i can for that price range.

  6. Best answer
    Haze564 said:
    Thank you everyone my first pc exited but mind blown hahaa
    My price range is $800.00 :D :D

    800$? no problem, buy this:
    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($45.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($209.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Zalman Z11 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($42.55 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply: Rosewill 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($84.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $811.48

    This PC is crossfire ready meaning you can add a second 7850 whenever you want to get almost double performance in games.

    You can buy a 30$ CPU cooler (Coolermaster 212 EVO) to overclock your CPU a bit and get more performance out of it.

    If you don't have any questions about the PC then pick a best answer and close this thread.
  7. You are welcome buddy!
  8. Best answer selected by Haze564.
  9. Thank you so much!!! :D
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