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December 22, 2012 4:56:24 PM

Hello, I am a first time builder that needs some help. I want to build a gaming PC that runs most games at atleast medium, and I need to know if these parts are compatible with eachother. I also need to know which parts I should swap out. I already have a monitor and OS, so that's out of the way! :) 
First, here is some info that might help:

My budget is about 650 dollars and I buy everything from newegg.

I want to stick to Intel CPU's and Intel compatible mobos, since I was gonna go for an i3 CPU.

I am not planning to overclock.

My monitor size is 1920x1200. I know that the video card I chose doesn't support that resolution, but I chose it because I was planning to upgrade it later (I am open to some recommendations for other video card anyway :)  ).

Now, I know my Power Supply is not the best, so I wanna know what I should get instead.


Now to the parts I currently have planned to purchase and put together into a medium gaming rig. :) 

COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6670 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card (11192-22-20G)

RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-530SS 530W ATX12V V2.2/ EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Power Supply

Intel Core i3-2100 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I32100

OCZ Vertex 3 VTX3-25SAT3-60G 2.5" 60GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBRL

Western Digital WD Blue WD2500AAKX 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

SONY Black SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model DDU1681S-0B - OEM



If anyone can help me I would be most thankful! Thanks!!! :D D
a b B Homebuilt system
December 22, 2012 6:55:46 PM

first of all i would leave the ssd out altogether next defifnitely get a better psu maybe spend less on the case so you have more room to sink into gpu
a b B Homebuilt system
December 22, 2012 7:06:26 PM

You can do much better than that. Try this...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($40.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Three Hundred ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $618.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-22 16:04 EST-0500)

It has an excellent upgrade path. And it will run just about every game you throw at it on ultra settings at comfortable frames. If you want, you can stick with the Cooler Master case you picked out. I chose the Antec because it is a well known and beloved case.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask. I hope this helps; good luck!
December 23, 2012 2:59:15 PM

Thanks for replies, imma go with the parts you recommended :D 
Thanks again! :D 
!