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August 30, 2012 11:03:52 PM

So I have never actually built my own PC before, but I have been doing a lot of research this past month. I just want to make sure everything I have selected will work before I buy. Here is what I have. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/fWXN

Like I have said I am new to PC building and wanted to ask a few questions about the parts I selected in that link.

RAM: So when I was doing research I noticed that most people pick the DDR3-1600 type RAM. When I was looking at the CPU I selected I think I noticed it said it's only compatible with DDR3-1333 RAM, but I could be wrong.

Storage: I have noticed most people pick the 3.5" drive, but I also noticed there are 2.5" drives. Will the one I picked work with my case and everything else? What's the difference between the two for that matter?

Case and Power Supply: Will the case and power supply I picked fit well together? How do I tell?

And finally, I have noticed a lot of people just pick parts and it doesn't concern then if the parts wont work together. Is this something that I shouldn't be concerned about? I am just always worrying that when I buy all the parts something wont be compatible with another part or it just wont fit. Also, if you do have to suggest new parts all I want to keep is that graphics card, the i3 processor and I want a nice motherboard that I wouldn't have to upgrade.

Please help me out, I am new to computer building and I don't want to purchase all my parts before I am 100% certain that they will all work together. Thank you.

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August 31, 2012 12:03:04 AM

Not bad, but I would get a case with an intake at the bottom for the PSU and RAM that runs at 1.5v instead of 1.65v.

The PSU is more than you need but it's on sale for less than a smaller unit, so it's a good pick.

I'll look around...

Ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Cases are often subjective so here's a few that have air intakes on the bottom around the price of what you had picked: (first one doesn't come with a fan, so remember to buy one if you choose that case)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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August 31, 2012 12:27:17 AM

Z1NONLY said:
Not bad, but I would get a case with an intake at the bottom for the PSU and RAM that runs at 1.5v instead of 1.65v.

The PSU is more than you need but it's on sale for less than a smaller unit, so it's a good pick.

I'll look around...

Ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Cases are often subjective so here's a few that have air intakes on the bottom around the price of what you had picked:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thank you for all the suggestions.

Do you also think the DDR3-1600 type RAM will work? And will my PSU work with all those cases?
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August 31, 2012 12:37:01 AM

The 1600 will probably work, but your processor's integrated memory controller doesn't like high RAM voltages. 1.65 is at its upper limit. I think the IMC is also only rated up to 1333Mhz, although I have read that many people run 1600 without issue.

The PSU will work with all the cases and even the one you picked. However the one you picked doesn't seem to have an intake on the bottom for the PSU to draw in cool air from the outside of the case. (So it would have to draw warm air from the inside of the case.)


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August 31, 2012 4:59:39 AM

Z1NONLY said:
The 1600 will probably work, but your processor's integrated memory controller doesn't like high RAM voltages. 1.65 is at its upper limit. I think the IMC is also only rated up to 1333Mhz, although I have read that many people run 1600 without issue.

The PSU will work with all the cases and even the one you picked. However the one you picked doesn't seem to have an intake on the bottom for the PSU to draw in cool air from the outside of the case. (So it would have to draw warm air from the inside of the case.)

Alright I hope probably means it will work because I can't really afford to lose the money. Thanks for letting me know about the case and I will be sure to pick one you suggested. I'll be buying my PC parts soon so I really hope all of it works. And for your help I will select what you said as the best answer. Thank you.
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August 31, 2012 5:00:07 AM

Best answer selected by APNxRPG24.
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