Checking build Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: January 11, 2013 11:51 PM in Systems Share flickyklicky January 11, 2013 8:32:38 PM Hi there, I'd just like my build to be validated by you guys. It's for a cousin that isn't super techy that really only games, which is why I got the i3. http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx... CASE: ZALMAN Z9 Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case PSU: CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply HDD: Western Digital WD Blue WD10EZEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive CPU: Intel Core i3-3225 Ivy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155 55W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I33225 MOBO: ASRock H77M LGA 1155 Intel H77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard GPU: SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX OC RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBXL WIFI: Rosewill RNX-N300X PCI Wireless Adapter DVD: ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM If I could just have the compatibility checked, that would be great. Thanks! EDIT: Is this ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... compatible with the motherboard? More about : checking build butremor January 11, 2013 8:51:38 PM yeah, seems legit jonjonjon January 11, 2013 8:52:48 PM can you squeeze a 2GB version of the 7850 into your budget? also this ram for the same price. just remember to set the xmp profile in the bios to get 1600. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Related resources System Build-Checking Configuration - Forum First Time build ....Someone mind checking over it?? - Forum First system build needs checking for compatibility - Forum New build hangs at " Checking NVRAM" with dual video cards - Forum Double checking build before I order parts. - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer djangoringo January 11, 2013 8:56:15 PM Do not get the i3-3225, it's pointless since you have a card, get the i3-3220, with the money saved get like jonjonjon said a 2GB version or a 660 gtx if it fits. flickyklicky January 11, 2013 8:59:29 PM He's actually getting the CPU at microcenter because the CPU deals there are very nice. We originally had the 3220 on the slate, but it's out of stock at the moment. jonjonjon January 11, 2013 9:08:53 PM you can do much better for the same price and if you are willing to buy from other places beside newegg you can get it even cheaper/better. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Newegg) Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg) Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($45.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($72.25 @ Newegg) Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Newegg) Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.98 @ Newegg) Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg) Optical Drive: Asus DVDE818A7T/BLK/B/GEN CD Reader, DVD Writer ($19.98 @ Newegg) Monitor: Zalman MZ240ED 24.0" Monitor ($139.99 @ Newegg) Other: Rosewill RNX-N300X IEEE 802.11b/g, IEEE 802.11n Draft 2.0 PCI Wireless Adapter ($24.99) Total: $828.14 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-11 18:08 EST-0500) jonjonjon January 11, 2013 9:14:10 PM PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($109.99 @ NCIX US) Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg) Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US) Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US) Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($269.99 @ Newegg) Case: BitFenix Merc Alpha (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ NCIX US) Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg) Optical Drive: Asus DVDE818A7T/BLK/B/GEN CD Reader, DVD Writer ($19.98 @ Newegg) Monitor: Zalman MZ240ED 24.0" Monitor ($139.99 @ Newegg) Other: Rosewill RNX-N300X IEEE 802.11b/g, IEEE 802.11n Draft 2.0 PCI Wireless Adapter ($24.99) Total: $810.47 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-11 18:13 EST-0500) flickyklicky January 11, 2013 10:12:37 PM Thanks for the suggestion. Also, do you know for sure if the Mushkin is compatible? It's not on Asrock's list of tested memory. jonjonjon January 11, 2013 10:17:01 PM you shouldn't have a problem. the list is just of memory asrock has physically tested themselves. there are so many different models it would be impossible to check them all. flickyklicky January 11, 2013 11:51:08 PM Alrighty then. How does your HDD compare to the WD Blue I posted earlier performance-wise? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumChecking compatibility for first-time build ForumChecking this build - everything good? ForumChecking build compatibility with you fine people ForumNew Gaming Build - Checking if Everything Is All Good- ForumChecking to make sure build works right. ForumFirst build ! Checking for issues ForumFinal Build . Double checking . 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