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November 10, 2012 12:29:27 AM

Hello, will this build work and be a decent gaming PC for the price?
I'm Canadian so the prices will be for Canada

CPU
Intel Core i3-2120 Dual-Core Processor 3.3 GHz 3 MB Cache LGA 1155 BX80623I32120
119.99

RAM
PNY MD8192KD3-1333 Optima 8 GB 2 x 4 GB PC3-10666 1333MHz DDR3 Desktop DIMMs Memory Kit
$27.51

Hard Drive
Western Digital 500 GB WD Blue SATA III 7200 RPM 16 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive WD5000AAKX
$64.99

Optical Drive
ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
$19.99

Power Supply
COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power Plus RS500-PCARD3-US 500W ATX12V v2.3 Power Supply
$49.99

Case
Fractal Design Core 1000 Micro ATX Computer Case w/ 1 x 120mm fan
$39.99

Graphics Card
SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card (11201-00-20G)
$129.99

Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-H61M-DS2 LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
$55.99

Fans
COOLER MASTER R4-S9S-19AK-GP 92mm Case Fan
$2.99

Corsair Air Series AF120 Quiet Edition CO-9050001-WW 120mm Case Fan
$16.99


Other
2 X APEVIA Model CVT43 Power 4 PIN Adapter TO 3 PIN Fan Adapter
(to power the additional fans)
$6.70

Total Cost
$535.12

Please Tell me if this build will work and any improvements you would make to it
Thank you

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November 10, 2012 12:41:38 AM

Everything looks good, you don't need the fan adapters because I believe 4 pin connectors are backwards compatible with 3 pin, and if I were you, I'd get a better power supply. Go for the Antec Neo Eco 520W or the XFX Pro 550W; they're both in the same price range as your current power supply, offer more wattage, and are made by Seasonic, so they will last much longer.

http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=59615&vpn=P1550SXXB9&m...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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November 10, 2012 12:44:49 AM

The connectors are to convert molex to atx fan
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November 10, 2012 12:49:25 AM

my other concern is if everything will fit in the case
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November 10, 2012 1:02:58 AM

sonicers said:
Everything looks good, you don't need the fan adapters because I believe 4 pin connectors are backwards compatible with 3 pin, and if I were you, I'd get a better power supply. Go for the Antec Neo Eco 520W or the XFX Pro 550W; they're both in the same price range as your current power supply, offer more wattage, and are made by Seasonic, so they will last much longer.

http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=59615&vpn=P1550SXXB9&m...

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



Thank you I added the Antec Neo Eco 520W to my build
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November 10, 2012 1:28:08 AM

I will be sure too
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November 20, 2012 8:02:43 PM

Best answer selected by cramved.
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