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December 23, 2012 3:52:38 AM

Hello,

I entered the listed into PCPartPicker website and it stated that I have a compatibility issue such as the Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard has an onboard USB 3.0 header, but the Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case does not have front panel USB 3.0 ports.
Is this correct...

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December 23, 2012 4:07:51 AM

Yes, it is correct. The HAF 912 doesn't have front panel USB 3.0 ports. It's nothing major. There aren't that many devices out there that even support USB 3.0. If you need to use USB 3.0, you can just plug the associated device into the back of the PC where the USB 3.0 ports are.
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December 23, 2012 4:21:12 AM

DeusAres said:
Yes, it is correct. The HAF 912 doesn't have front panel USB 3.0 ports. It's nothing major. There aren't that many devices out there that even support USB 3.0. If you need to use USB 3.0, you can just plug the associated device into the back of the PC where the USB 3.0 ports are.


Ok. Thanks. Was not sure if I have to cancel the build and do research on case and motherboards that compatilible.
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December 23, 2012 4:25:58 AM

No problem; and good luck! :) 
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December 23, 2012 4:30:45 AM

most good mb vendors will have in there mb parts kit a usb 3.0 to usb 2.0 front header converter cable. where you can plug the front usb 2.0 ports into the usb 3.0 mb ports.
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December 23, 2012 4:40:25 AM

Ok. Thanks...This is my first build so I am little on edge and want to make sure I have all my bases covered. Should I included a SSD drive in this rig?

Current Build List:

Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing
Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H ATX LGA1155
Kingston Blue Hyper X Series 4GB 2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333
Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM
PNY GeForce GTX 650 2GB
Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower
Thermaltake 600W ATX12V
Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blue-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Write
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December 23, 2012 4:47:35 AM

i have a ssd and it does make the os load..run faster. i get stock 1600 ram for the ib cpu. the older sb would use the 1333. i look into low profile ram. some of the ram that has tall heat pipes dont fit under some heat sinks. if this is a gaming rig i get a smaller hard drive and use the money for a faster video card.
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December 23, 2012 5:02:35 AM

What's your budget? And what games do you plan on playing with this rig?

And no, I wouldn't include a SSD in this rig. They are luxuries; not a necessity. You need to focus on getting a quality CPU and GPU first. This is what is going to determine whether or not you're able to run a game on ultra settings or on low settings. SSDs merely affect load times.
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December 23, 2012 5:24:55 AM

DeusAres said:
What's your budget? And what games do you plan on playing with this rig?

And no, I wouldn't include a SSD in this rig. They are luxuries; not a necessity. You need to focus on getting a quality CPU and GPU first. This is what is going to determine whether or not you're able to run a game on ultra settings or on low settings. SSDs merely affect load times.


I have $1000 budgetted. I have purchased all of the items on the listed above; I can return them for better items. Also, I plan on playing COD Black OPS II.
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December 23, 2012 5:30:37 AM

You could have done far better at that price range. I would return the GPU, RAM and PSU immediately. This is what I would get...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($41.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($309.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.49 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($56.23 @ Amazon)
Total: $957.65
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-23 02:30 EST-0500)
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December 23, 2012 5:37:27 AM

DeusAres said:
You could have done far better at that price range. I would return the GPU, RAM and PSU immediately. This is what I would get...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($41.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($309.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.49 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($56.23 @ Amazon)
Total: $957.65
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-23 02:30 EST-0500)



Ok. Thanks. I will return them ASAP!
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January 7, 2013 12:03:53 AM

Best answer selected by Knightfarley.
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