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Compatibility check for partial upgrade

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August 31, 2012 3:14:23 AM

I'm upgrading the CPU, motherboard, and case of my existing build. Before I order the parts, I just wanted to make sure that I wouldn't have any compatibility issues. Thanks!

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/g7Vf

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($28.98 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Biostar TZ77XE3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($78.24 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: OCZ Agility 3 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 6950 1GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($94.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($93.74 @ Mwave)
Total: $1025.88
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-30 23:14 EDT-0400)
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August 31, 2012 12:38:05 PM

Wouldn't greatly disagree greatly, with anything. I take it the two lots of memory listed, is a misprint. For GPU, it's worth considering the HD 7850. At least equal, in most games, a good bit better in others. Lower power consumption/heat. Of course, depends on price, where you are. I take it you are gaming on 1920x1080 monitor.
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August 31, 2012 12:46:10 PM

Right, 1920x1080. I already have the HD 6950, and I'd rather not get a new card at this point.

The memory is correct. I have 8GB of that memory. I just listed 2x the 4GB kits because that's what I actually have, and it made searching by part number easier. Did you assume it was a misprint because it's listed twice, or because it's DDR3-1333? Is it worth upgrading to 1600?
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August 31, 2012 3:07:31 PM

Just wondered if the same thing twice was a mistake. I'm not too sure what you are asking. Have you already purchased all these components. DDR3-1600 would have been better (although there aren't any brilliant options on mobo memory list), and 2x4GB, but if you've already bits, it's not worth changing them. Everything will work, and reasonably well.
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