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March 5, 2013 7:57:20 AM

Hi I'm looking for help to see if the parts I've picked are compatible with my first build there listed below thanks.

Motherboard: ASRock B75 PRO3 LGA 1155 Intel B75 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard.


CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 Ivy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155 55W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2500.


Case: CoolerMaster Haf  912.


GPU/video card: ASUS GTX650-DC-1GD5 GeForce GTX 650 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card.


Power supply: COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power Plus RS500-PCARD3-US 500W ATX12V v2.3 Power Supply.


SSD: SAMSUNG 840 Series MZ-7TD120BW 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD).


Internal Hard Drive: Western Digital WD Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive.


Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model.


Optical drive: ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM.

All of these parts are from newegg if anyone could tell if this is good thank you.

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March 5, 2013 9:22:07 AM

How much is your budget?
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March 5, 2013 9:34:45 AM

Yes they are compatible. Looks like a good build. The two things I would say though is that Cooler Master power supplies tend to not be the best out there. I would recommend this one instead: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168....

Also the GTX 650 is quite a weak card. Are you playing at 1080p? If so I'd recommend going for this card instead for $70 more: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you want to maintain the price of the GTX 650, I'd recommend the 7770 instead, which can be had for the same amount, and is a much stronger card (in the region of 25% or so for most games).

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March 6, 2013 6:47:42 AM

My buget is around 800 dollars and what power supply's would be good to support all of my parts and I heard that CPU doesn't work with a amd gpu that's why I went with nvidia and thanks for all of the help.
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March 6, 2013 9:28:24 AM

Nope, your CPU will be fine with an AMD(ATI Really) GPU. Perhaps it was the motherboard they were talking about or something. With $800 you should be able to get an i3 and a 7870.

This is the power supply I would go for: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... For some reason it didn't work when I linked it earlier. This should be able to handle any single card setup (so you can upgrade stuff if you need without running out of power).

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