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November 27, 2012 1:08:26 AM

So I was hoping I could get some help on if these parts are compatible with each other or not here are the specs.

Motherboard: MSI Z68A-G43 (G3) LGA 1155 Intel Z68 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 Ivy Bridge 3.2GHz (3.6GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2500 BX80637i53470

Graphics Card: EVGA 01G-P4-3650-KR GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL10D-16GBXL

Sound Card: Rosewill RC-701 5.1 Channels PCI Interface Sound Card

Network Card: TRENDnet TEG-PCITXR 10/ 100/ 1000Mbps PCI Gigabit Network Adapter

Case: XION XON-160PCB Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with 500 Watt Power Supply, USB K/B, Optical Mouse, Multimedia Speaker

Optical Drive: SAMSUNG DVD Burner SATA Model SH-224BB - OEM

I already have a hard drive but I don't have it with me so I will get that in as soon as I can. I got this from Newegg.com as well if you were wondering. Thanks!
November 27, 2012 1:15:17 AM

Hi, you are better off getting an Asrock H77 MVP/Pro4.

The motherboard is lacking VIRTU UNIVERSAL MVP, which may sound like a gimmick but it actually increases performance of the GPU.

What is your budget? Where are you getting this?
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November 27, 2012 1:25:32 AM

Like I said I'm getting it from Newegg and my budget is only about 600 but I already have a hard drive, monitor and OS. Also would that motherboard make a big difference because I'm already pretty tight on my budget and that motherboard is more expensive. Thanks for the quick reply!
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November 27, 2012 2:39:48 AM

Also I'm fairly certain I'm good with what I have as long as it is compatible which is all I really need you to tell me.
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November 27, 2012 2:50:02 AM

Your build does not have a PSU, the GPU sucks.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Sound Card: Asus Xonar DG 24-bit 96 KHz Sound Card ($24.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT Tempest 210 ATX Mid Tower Case ($43.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Rosewill Green 630W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $534.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-26 23:53 EST-0500)

Get this. Also, you don't need a Sound Card since all motherboards have a cheap sound card built in. I just put it in there because i was thinking you might need it. :o 

Get a wireless adapter, TP link has a lot of them for less $20.
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November 27, 2012 3:14:48 AM

Actually, Z68 supports that (even when the feature is not listed), although it's inferior support to H77/Z77 boards that have the feature. I'd not recommend a Z68 board and would go with your recommendation because of most Z68 boards not supporting Ivy by default and some other features also being less-updated, so I'd go with your recommendation, just not for the same reasons.

Also, I'm fairly sure that the sound card you picked out is inferior to the motherboard's integrated audio. I could be wrong on that as I'm no such expert, but I'm fairly sure. I have to agree with your point in it being unnecessary.
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November 27, 2012 3:29:23 AM

The one I built actually does have a PSU it comes with the case but thanks for the recommendation I'll be checking out that stuff and come out with new specs. Thanks.
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November 27, 2012 3:32:54 AM

SushiGuy said:
The one I built actually does have a PSU it comes with the case but thanks for the recommendation I'll be checking out that stuff and come out with new specs. Thanks.


I've never known any PSU that came with a case to be anything more than junk. Such PSUs are usually only good for throwing out as many of them are so low-end that they are known to be dangerous. Explosions are (not joking here) known to occur far too often for my comfort with such PSUs and even non-explosive failures tend to destroy many to all other components in the system. I recommend that you never use such a PSU. Some are fine for light workloads, but most are simply junk that shouldn't be given away for free and makes better (and safer) paper weights than they do PSUs.
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November 27, 2012 3:41:09 AM

His Xion case comes with a XION PSU.

XION PSUs are junk.
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November 27, 2012 11:21:14 PM

Alright I've built a new one for about the same price here it goes!

MotherBoard: ASRock H77M LGA 1155 Intel H77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

CPU: Intel Core i5-2310 Sandy Bridge 2.9GHz (3.2GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I52310

GPU: GIGABYTE GV-R785OC-1GD Radeon HD 7850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

Case: APEVIA X-JUPITER-JR S-Type X-JPJST-MG Metallic Grey SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

PSU: COOLMAX ZX Series ZX-700 700W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL

Optical Drive: SAMSUNG DVD Burner SATA Model SH-224BB - OEM

Wireless Adapter: Rosewill RNX-N150PCe (RNWD-11011) IEEE 802.11b/g/n PCIe 2.0 Wireless Adapter Up to 150Mbps Wireless Data Rates WPA/WPA2

This totals up to $495. Please tell me if they are compatible or if you have any more recommendations, thanks!
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November 29, 2012 7:30:39 AM

It's all compatible as far as I can tell, although I'm not sure why you went for a Sandy instead of an Ivy i5 CPU and I'd avoid that PSU and instead get a more reliable model.

For example, an Antec VP-450 should do the job excellently.
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