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Are all these parts compatible with each other? (Gaming PC)

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August 27, 2012 11:38:34 PM

Intel Core i3-540 CPU- http://www.elara.ie/productdetail.aspx?productcode=ECE1...

ASRock H55M Pro MotherBoard- http://www.advancetec.co.uk/acatalog/Asrock_H55MPro_mot...

Antec 300 Case- http://www.officemax.com/technology/peripherals/compute...

Storm Silent 500W LPJ19-25 PSU- http://www.scan.co.uk/products/500w-storm-silent-psu-12...

GeForce GTS 450 Zone GDDR3 Nvidia Graphics Card- http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1gb-zotac-gts-450-zone-1...

8GB Team Elite DDR3 PC3-10666 1333MHz (9-9-9) Dual Channel kit RAM- (Found on this page after scrolling up slightly, they are 45euro) http://www.shop4memory.com/products/ddr3.asp#12451

Samsung F3 1TB Hard Drive- http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/storage/2009/10/06/sam...




I am wanting to build a gaming PC, if these parts are not compatible could you take some out and replace them with ones that would work?
many, many thanks
August 27, 2012 11:45:15 PM

You're using 2 generation old parts. Here is what I would suggest:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-2100 3.1GHz Dual-Core Processor (£90.24 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: ASRock H61M/U3S3 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£47.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Memory: Corsair 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory (£19.68 @ Scan.co.uk)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£64.99 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7750 1GB Video Card (£79.96 @ CCL Computers)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case (£54.51 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: XFX 450W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£37.07 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £394.44
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-28 00:45 BST+0100)
August 27, 2012 11:48:00 PM

Could you also reccomend a CPU Cooler, or does the i3 have a built-in one?
August 28, 2012 7:12:20 AM

You don't need an aftermarket CPU cooler as you would not be overclocking (the i3 cannot be overclocked).

The CPU will come with a stock cooler.
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