Solved My first gaming PC build- $900, wondering about compatability! Tags: Build Systems Product Last response: March 22, 2013 4:45 PM in Systems Share E_Kid_33 August 28, 2012 12:15:36 PM I just got together a parts list for a new $900- PC. This is my first build, so I need advice. My biggest concern is compatibility, so please tell me if it will work well or not. Parts: CPU: Intel Core i5 2500K Sandy Bridge Processor GPU: Visiontek Radeon 7850 HD (My build was oroginally based around these two parts, so if I need to make a change, I'd like to be able to keep them.) Motherboard: Asus P8P67M 3.0B3 LGA 1155 Socket RAM: Corsair Vengeance 4GB 240 Pin DDR3 Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 STI000DN003 1TB. Case: Antec Nine Hundred Two V3 Well, that's the list. I already told you that compatibility is my biggest issue here, but please give all constructive comments, and just tell me if it works!!! Thank You -Need some serious Confirmation!- More about : gaming build 900 wondering compatability Nw333 August 28, 2012 12:27:55 PM You really want 8GBs of RAM cause games today will use up atleast 4GBs. (demanding games atleast, might want to get prepared for Crysis 3. Crytek said it would melt your computer lol.) Other than that, no problems. m 0 l E_Kid_33 August 28, 2012 3:27:18 PM Ok, thanks for the advice, I have decided to go with a Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3, for a mere $35. I have also decided that maybe I could get a cheaper hard drive, as 1 TB seems like a bit much. Any cheap suggestions? -Thankyou! -Almost done with build- m 0 l Related resources First build gaming pc, wondering if everything is compatible - Forum first build, wondering about parts compatibility - Forum Wondering about what you guys think about my gaming PC build. - Forum $900 First Gaming PC Build - Forum Building first gaming PC, need advice. ($900 cap) - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer E_Kid_33 August 28, 2012 7:45:46 PM I have decidedo overclocking, and I would like to use a seperate cooler, as ost people have told me the one included in the i5 2500k isn't good enough. I've been trying to decide between these two following parts: 1. --COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/AM3+ 2. --COOLER MASTER GeminII M4 RR-GMM4-16PK-R2 120mm Slim Fan Long Life Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler Which one is better? Please tell me what you think I should go with. Thanks a bunch! m 0 l dharris17 August 28, 2012 8:00:06 PM E_Kid_33 said:I have decidedo overclocking, and I would like to use a seperate cooler, as ost people have told me the one included in the i5 2500k isn't good enough. I've been trying to decide between these two following parts: 1. --COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/AM3+ 2. --COOLER MASTER GeminII M4 RR-GMM4-16PK-R2 120mm Slim Fan Long Life Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler Which one is better? Please tell me what you think I should go with. Thanks a bunch! Go with the COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Also go with the Samsung Spinpoint F3 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive - $69.99 at http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... m 0 l moornix August 28, 2012 8:06:06 PM Is there any reason you chose the 2500k over the 3570k? The $10 difference in price usually makes the 3570k a better investment, since it's about 5% faster per clock. m 0 l dharris17 August 28, 2012 8:17:07 PM moornix said:Is there any reason you chose the 2500k over the 3570k? The $10 difference in price usually makes the 3570k a better investment, since it's about 5% faster per clock. ABSOLUTELY MAN!!! Not only is it Faster, the Over Clock capabilities on that thing are amazing!!! Way worth 10 bucks more, you will need some after market cpu cooling though. m 0 l Nw333 August 29, 2012 2:28:56 AM Dont get Kingston RAM. They have high voltage and you will void warranty on the processor and risk damage to it. You want one from the Corsair Vengeance series or G.Skill RipJaws X series. m 0 l E_Kid_33 August 29, 2012 1:55:50 PM I have decided on keeping all of the parts except the Ram, and hard drive. I am going with the- -$30.00 Samsung Spinpoint +$10.00 Gskill Ripjaw 8GB Series +$ 30.00 Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO, for a total of + 10.00, that is I think the final build. I am NOT changing the 2500K, because it is my favorite,and I dont think that the 3570k is much of an improvement for the high price. \\Thanks for all the help, this build is DONE!\\ m 0 l Best solution Nw333 August 29, 2012 2:19:45 PM Goodluck bro! Share E_Kid_33 August 29, 2012 11:02:01 PM Best answer selected by E_Kid_33. m 0 l Andy11466 March 22, 2013 4:45:01 PM Agreed get better ram, since ram isn't that much compared to other parts, and ad a ssd for fast boot times! for gaming and system. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Building My First PC; Wondering if Parts are Compatible. Forum SolvedNoob Trying to Build First Gaming PC @ ~$900 Budget Forum SolvedFirst build - Gaming PC - Early January 2014 ($900 - $1000) Forum SolvedFirst Gaming PC Build (900-1100) Forum Solved$900 Gaming PC // First Build Forum SolvedPlanning my first build, $900 budget gaming pc. 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