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February 17, 2013 11:14:51 PM

Thanks for looking. I am planning to build a system. I have a list of products and I need to know if they are compatible. I did not use pcpartpicker because I found it difficult to pick the parts from the sites I were looking to purchase from, and sometimes the prices did not seem to add up always.

I have provided links to some some items that I thought someone might need more information about. My main concern is if my video card is compatible with my mother board and everything. There was several and I chose the lowest cost one. I do not know if that means it is an older version that will not work with my components or if it just means it has little less performance then the others.

Right now the build price is right at $800 (before purchasing OS) and I would like to keep it within that price range. I could possibly go a little more if it is something that is really needed.

Processor:
intel core i5-3470

Mother Board:
ASRock H77 Pro/MVP LGA 1155 Intel H77
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM:
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 X 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Video Card:
SAPPHIRE 100354OC-2L Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power Supply:
Corsair Builder Series CX600 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 plus bronze

SSD:
Intel X25-M SATA SSD 160Gb

Case:
Rosewill Redbone U3 (want to make sure my components will fit)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Monitor:
20" 1600X900 (Will probably buy from HP for $99.99)

OS: Win 7 64 bit

I already have mouse, keyboard, and optical drives.

I would also like to know if anyone has tried these cooling fans. I have thought about changing the pre-installed fans for these (because I think the yellow fans in the black case will look nice) If these fans are no good I would also like if someone could point me into the direction of some that are reliable. I prefer yellow or green lighting. would consider red because it matches the case.

Kingwin CFY-012LB Advanced Series 120mm Yellow LED Case Fan
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

I know the storage seems small to most but I have two computers that are running off of 80Gb HDDs and I have never filled one up.

Thanks for looking and taking the time to read all this. Thanks for any information or suggestions you might be able to give.
February 17, 2013 11:25:44 PM

ts unlikely you need additional fans , and since everything else kingwin makes is poor quality I dont think they are likely o be that good

The SSD is an older model
Intel 330 , or Samsung 830 , or 840 pro instead
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February 18, 2013 4:04:14 AM

Thanks for the information about the fans. I was only going to change the fans because I think the yellow LEDs would make the case look better. I don't that the SSD is an older model as long as it operates well. Meaning it is faster then a HDD, and is reliable.

You said nothing about my choice of Video card. Does that mean it will work fine in my system?
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February 18, 2013 4:44:45 AM

Sapphire is a good quality brand , and the 7870 is a great graphics card for people gaming at 1080p .
At your lower resolution it will demolish any game on ultra settings
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February 18, 2013 3:03:09 PM

So it would be best for me to get a smaller card if I am going to use that screen resolution, or was you meaning I wouldn't have any issues at all with anything I tried to play on this resolution?
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