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(First Build) Are all my pieces compatible?

Hi!
I think I've decided to try to build my first pc. I'm a little nervous of the major financial commitment and just want to make sure all of the pieces I have selected will be compatible to my mobo and such. ALSO I would LOVE some feedback and advice since... well this is my first build I'm still a little clueless.

Approximate Purchase Date: A month or two from now... Depends on income.

Budget Range: 800-1200

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Parts to Upgrade: Whole thing

Do you need to buy OS: Maybe (Might can get a free version from my CSCI department at my university.)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg, amazon, whatever haha

Parts Preferences: I definetly would like to upgrade to an intel cpu and an amd gpu

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I really want a good reliable gaming pc that will last a few years, and of course that it will run games like a champ!

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: My laptop died... ready to dive into the custom pc world.

Here are the parts... Sorry if the names are kind of long I wasn't sure what part of the name was important so I copied and pasted the whole title XD

Case:
Rosewill REDBONE Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
$40.00
Motherboard:
ASUS P8Z77-V LK Intel Z77 Motherboard - ATX
$135.00
CPU:
Intel Core i7-3820 Quad-Core Processor 3.6 GHz 10 MB Cache LGA 2011
$300.00
GPU:
SAPPHIRE 100352-2L Radeon HD 7950 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
$320.00
PSU:
Corsair CMPSU-750TXV2 Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 Power Supply - 750 Watts, ATX, 140mm Fan, 80 Plus Bronze, SLI Ready, Active PFC
$120.00
RAM:
Kingston HyperX KHX1600C9D3K2/8GX 8GB Desktop Memory Kit - DDR3, (2 x 4GB), PC3-12800, 1600MHz, CL9, Intel XMP Ready
$55.00
Hard Drive:
Seagate ST31000524AS Barracuda Hard Drive - 1TB, SATA 6Gbps, 7200 RPM, 32MB
$75.00
Optical Drive:
ASUS 24X DVD Burner
$20.00

Again what i'm looking for here in a response is are all of these pieces compatible... If that's to much to ask could someone point me in the right direction to a source that can answer that question for me. And of course any feedback would be greatly appreciated!!!
Thanks!
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  1. nope thay are not compatible

    your processor is a socket 2011 and your motherboard is socket 1155 .
    Replace with an i5 3570K

    Check your RAM is rated for 1.5 volts or less

    and for that build you need a 500 watt psu
  2. Thank you sir! So do I need to change my ram?
  3. herrona3 said:
    Thank you sir! So do I need to change my ram?



    give me a link to the RAM and I will check it for you
  4. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820104173
    Pretty sure thats it.
    I do see 1.65V So that would mean i need to find a different one right?
    Do you have any you suggest?
    And why does that number matter? Like what will it effect?
  5. Voltage from the RAM runs through the processor . The extra voltage stress the processor and shortens its life ...... and immediately voids your warranty

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231546
  6. Aha gotcha... Do you have a good PSU to recommend?
    Oh and something thats been scratching my head...
    The Radeon 7950 is compatible with my mobo right? And I suppose your getting the 500watt requirement from the gpu correct? Is it okay to have a little extra wattage just for the sake of playing it safe? I understand that 750 is a little excessive (i misread something from earlier ) but what about a 600 watt psu or even a 650 watt?
  7. Made some changes to the overall build and everything is compatible
    USB3 case ( you can get a different one to suit your look)
    Compatible ram
    a cheaper sapphire 7950 3gb, latest version
    wd blue with 64mb cache rather than 32mb cache
    Better motherboard
    CPU cooler for overclocking
    750W PSU allows for you to SLI/CFX but on a single card, CX600 is good

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($223.79 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($31.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($144.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.48 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($73.49 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($279.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Zalman ZM-Z9 U3 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 750W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Monitor: Acer H226HQLbid 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($148.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $1090.68
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-26 00:26 EST-0500)
  8. The mb slot for your graphics card is a standard item that fits all graphics cards .

    http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm
    500 watts will cover everything . The total system draw will be under 300 watts so 500 means the psu wont be running hard to get the job done

    Look for 80+ bronze or better rated units . Consider a little higher rating . That wont hurt

    Id also consider a more modern wider case . Most newer cases are an inch or more wider and it makes fitting cables behind the mb much easier .
    The Antec ONE gamer is my fav at $50 [ not available at newegg], but at $70 the Antec 300 TWO is really good value
    There are many other options worth considering
  9. stickmansam said:
    Made some changes to the overall build and everything is compatible
    USB3 case ( you can get a different one to suit your look)
    Compatible ram
    a cheaper sapphire 7950 3gb, latest version
    wd blue with 64mb cache rather than 32mb cache
    Better motherboard
    CPU cooler for overclocking
    750W PSU allows for you to SLI/CFX but on a single card, CX600 is good

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($223.79 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($31.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($144.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.48 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($73.49 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($279.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Zalman ZM-Z9 U3 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 750W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Monitor: Acer H226HQLbid 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($148.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $1090.68
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-26 00:26 EST-0500)


    Oh nice! But if I don't want to do overclocking is there still a reason to get a CPU cooler?
    Thanks a lot by the way!
  10. Best answer
    If you're not overclocking you can just grab a normal 3570 or even a 3470 and these can OC to 4.2ghz and 4 ghz respectively if you ever change your mind
    Dropped the motherboard a bit since you don't need some of the OC features

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($205.53 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.48 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($73.49 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($279.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Zalman ZM-Z9 U3 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 750W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Monitor: Acer H226HQLbid 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($148.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $1020.43
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-26 00:36 EST-0500)
  11. Best answer selected by herrona3.
  12. Thanks a lot! that makes these choices a lot simpler xD
  13. No problem :)
  14. stickmansam said:
    If you're not overclocking you can just grab a normal 3570 or even a 3470 and these can OC to 4.2ghz and 4 ghz respectively if you ever change your mind
    Dropped the motherboard a bit since you don't need some of the OC features

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($205.53 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.48 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($73.49 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($279.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Zalman ZM-Z9 U3 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 750W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Monitor: Acer H226HQLbid 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($148.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $1020.43
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-26 00:36 EST-0500)


    Replace the Z77 motherboard he wont need with that processor with an H77 or B75 , and trim the psu to the needed 500 watts and you can easily afford a quality LED 24 inch monitor
  15. The Acer screen is a 21.5inch IPS and LED with 5ms though he get a larger one

    z77 does free up his future options by allowing a turbo OC if he needs more CPU power, also gives him better pcie slots for SLI/CFX (in case of the z77x d3h and the asus lk)and its not a lot more to pay for these extra feature and "future-proofing"

    750W allows him the option to CFX/SLI in the future if he wants to

    Here is a good cheap qaulity 23 inch 1080p IPD LED screen with low response time
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-monitor-vs239hp

    Here is a decent h77 board
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-h77pro4mvp

    Here is a cheaper z77 board, only $20 more than the h77, $20 less than the d3h
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-p8z77vlk

    Here is a good cheap quality PSU, 500W
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cx500
  16. I mentioned it because I think the monitor/screen is the most important part of a gaming build . Bigger is better .
    You are drawn more into the game rather than looking in from outside .

    The OP is not that keen on overclocking or crossfire in his original post , and I tend to agree with him . Most people will never add a second graphics card . By the time you want to its always cheaper to buy a single newer model card . And if you do that power demands on the psu is likely to drop , or at least stay static as future tech uses less and less power
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