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Solved: Compatible parts/best parts for own build?

Q: Solved: Compatible parts/best parts for own build?

So I'm planning on building my new PC and have found a list of all of the parts that I would like to purchase. This will be my first build and wanted to check that A) all these parts are compatible and B) that these are the best parts I can get for the money.

To clarify I will be using the PC for mainly gaming and Photoshop/other design work. The prices below are the best prices I could find online too. (Budget is about £600)
Tower - Antec 900 Nine Hundred Ultimate Gamer Case - £82.99
Power Supply - Corsair 500 Watt CX500 V2 Builder Series 80 Plus Power Supply - £44.98
CPU - Intel Core i5 2500K - £166.97
Motherboard - ASRock Z68 Extreme3 - £100.00
RAM - Patriot G Series ‘Sector 5’ Edition 4GB - £24.49
Graphics card - Sapphire RADEON HD 6850 - £118.40
Hard drive - Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB - £61

Think this all I will need (apart from a disc drive) any other hidden costs/ parts that I am missing out too?


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Okay so I've been searching around for somewhere I could ask some questions for things I'm unsure about. I've done a fair bit of research and am fairly certain these parts should be compatible. Here is a list of the parts:

CPU : Intel E8600
RAM : Corsair PC2-8500 DDR2-1066 4GB C5 TWIN2X DOMINATOR W/ FAN
MOBO: Gigabyte GA-X48-DS4
GFX : Sapphire Radeon HD4870 X2 2GB GDDR5 PCI-E Dual DVI / TV-Out
PSU : 750W Corsair TX PSU
DVD : ASUS DRW-2014L1T (SATA, Retail) Black+White (free extra panel)
HDD1: 500Gb Samsung HD502IJ SATA2 Hard Drive - $112.00
HDD2: 500Gb Samsung HD502IJ SATA2 Hard Drive - $112.00
CASE: Antec Nine Hundred Gaming Case
MONITOR: Acer X263WB 26" Wide LCD 1920x1200 5ms Black
OS: Windows Vista Ultimate 64-Bit
Will all these parts work together?
Is there anything I should change?
Will the RAM work in this motherboard as the motherboard says 1.8v but the RAM is 2.1v?
Will it fit in the case? I'm wary the graphics card might be too big
Will this PSU power these parts? I don't understand the connecters or if I have enough etc. lol
Thanks for your help

A:New PC Build - Parts Compatible?

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I'm pretty sure that everything I've chosen for my build is compatible but this is the first time I choose components for a PC so I'm not entirely sure. Here's what I've got:

1. Motherboard: Gigabyte Intel Z77 LGA 1155 AMD CrossFireX/NVIDIA SLI W/ HDMI,DVI,DispayPort Dual UEFI BIOS ATX Motherboard GA-Z77X-UD3H

2. CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K Quad-Core Processor 3.4 GHz 4 Core LGA 1155 - BX80637I53570K

3. Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16 GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600MHz PC3 240 Pin DIMM Memory CMZ16GX3M2A1600C10

4. Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660Ti 2048MB GDDR5 DVI-I, DVI-D, HDMI, DP, SLI Graphics Card (02G-P4-3660-KR) Graphics Cards 02G-P4-3660-KR

5. Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache Internal Desktop Hard Drive Bulk/OEM - WD1002FAEX

6. Power Supply Unit: Corsair Enthusiast TX V2 Series 750-Watt 80 Plus Bronze Certified High Performance Modular Power Supply CP-9020003-NA

7. Optical Drive: Asus Black 12X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA Internal Blu-Ray Drive (BC-12B1ST)

8. Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler with 120mm PWM Fan (RR-212E-20PK-R2)

9. Monitor: Dell UltraSharp U2312HM 23" IPS LED LCD Monitor - 16:9 - 8 ms

Oh and I'd appreciate if someone could refer me to some Antec cases, preferably one that does not go past $150. Any help is appreciated.

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Hey just need to get a little solid advice on my first build and if what I'm looking at is a good choice as I only know a little from self teaching but would appreciate any advice. just ask about the parts and I'll tell you what they are. Thank you in advance

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Yes please list all parts being used..

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Antec 600 case and ASUS M4N75TD Motherboard.
I think I just found out they're not. The connectors for the PWR LED on the case are 3 pin, but the connectors for the PWR LED on the mobo are 2 pin. One of the USBs from the case also does not fit on any of the USB connectors on the mobo.

So they're incompatible and I have to get a new case right?

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I'm buying a new motherboard and power supply. I'm sure my other parts are compatible. I'm very clueless of powersupply. I'm not sure if i should get ATX12V or ATX (There's also ATX12/EPS12V). I would like to be informed of these terms.

But to get the point. Does ASUS P5N-D work well with the Antec True Powe Trio 550W.


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I'm replacing the motherboard, RAM, and CPU on my friend's computer and I hoped to have someone double check the compatibility. If it matters, it's in a micro case with a 600 watt psu. Vista Home Premium 32-bit is currently installed.

The parts:

I was also wondering if you think this system could handle Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit. I'd like to suggest an upgrade, but I want to be sure it would work first.

Thanks in advance!
EDIT - Found a compatible 600w PSU and added link

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COOLER MASTER Centurion Case

Seagate Barracuda 250GB HDD
Foxconn Micro ATX Motherboard

Antec 650W PSU

OCZ Platinum 4GB(2GB 2GB) (Fits motherboard requirements)

EVGA Geforce 8800GT 512MB (PCI 2.0 16x, motherboard has this, so it is compatible?)

Athlon 64 X2 6000+ (Cause the price for Intel cpu's just aint worth it )

LG DVD-RW drive (It fits in the case, lol, thats all I know =p)
I'm gonna throw either 64bit vista basic or XP home on it.

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I just got some used parts and I've just put the PC together, but I got a BSOD when I attempted to install.

Stop: 0x0000007B (0xF78D2524, 0xC0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)

I hope I didn't get ripped off with bad parts......

EDIT: Nevermind for now, looks like AHCI needs to go back to IDE for my SATA configuration.

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Ok, I have chosen some parts for a new computer I want to build, but I would like to get a few opinions on the parts before I spend all this money on it.

Here are the parts :

Motherboard :




Power Supply :


Case :
DVD Drive's already taken care of and I'm gonna use Windows 7 for the OS. So, are there any parts or particular brands anyone here would recommend over what I've chosen? Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

A:Solved: Need some opinions on parts for new build

Nice choice of parts; do you really need that much video card? Just wondering since it is a LOT of cash. This one is about 1/3 of the cost after the MIR and it will run just about any game you want.

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The old computer I'm using is one I built 7 yrs ago and have kept it upgraded. Things keep going on it, so want to build another nice one. I don't want to run more than $800 - $1000. I don't use it for over clocking or gaming. I would like to use the AMD ADX-630WFGIBOX processer. Am looking at the ASUS M4A79XTD EVO. Want to be able to use the latest in technology and still upgrade as needed. I have a case and also a Cooler Max model M-500B PSU. Also already have a WD SATA 6mo G HD. I didn't know if the PSU would be compatible or large enough. Does this sound like a good start so far and good parts? Thanks for any help or info. Also I have a copy of Win 7 Home Prem. and haven't decided as to 32 or 64 bit.

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Hello guys I'm new here and this is my first post.

I heard of this great informative site so I wanted to get a second opinion on the build I'm planning on and the parts I am buying. I'm planning to build a pc for gaming and just regular web surfing and school stuff. This is also my first time building my own pc. I have watched many 2 hour long videos and I am confident enough to build my own. Ok so these are the parts I am looking at. If I could please have your opinions on the compatibility of all the parts and quality that would be great. I have a budget of about $2000.

-psu= corsair cx600 watt

-cpu= Intel core i5-4670k quadcore

-motherboard= asus z87 pro or asus z87 pro (v edition) what's the difference besides the price?

-case- nzxt phantom 410 mid tower

-graphic card= evga GeForce gtx770

-ssd= Samsung evo 750gb 2.5 or 1tb. Which do you guys recommend is better for gaming? Is 1tb necessary?

-ram= corsair vengeance (2x4gb)

-odd= asus 24x DVD drive oem

-os= windows 7 home premium 64 bit oem

Ok that's everything guys. Do you guys think I have a good parts list? Thank you for your feedback.

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AMD Sempron 140 Sargas 2.7GHz 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM3 45W Single-Core Processor SDX140HBGQBOX


ASRock N68-S UCC AM3/AM2+/AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 7025 / nForce 630a Micro ATX AMD Motherboard


Kingston HyperX 1GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Desktop Memory Model KHX8500D2/1G

APEX PC-389-C Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

power supply

Diablotek DA Series PSDA250 250W ATX Power Supply

hard drive

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD800AAJS 80GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

cd drive

LITE-ON Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM IDE DVD-ROM Drive Model iHDP118-04 - OEM

any parts I missed or any compatibility problems that I missed.

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I have two issues that I hope you can assist me with.  The first paragraph below is for the first issue.  The second paragraph below is for the second issue.  I appreciate any assistance you could provide.
On 4/2/2016, I placed an order for a new display back cover and a set of hinges in the HP Parts Store.  My HP [personal information removed].  Total order cost = $233.91 in US dollars.  I paid for the parts already via credit card and the parts were delivered to me.  A friend of mine repairs laptops as a full time occupation.  She was planning to help me repair the broken laptop hinge and replace the back cover so part of the replacement hinge would be protected when I transport the computer.  Unfortunately, my friend found out that her sister was diagnosed with terminal cancer after I received the parts from the HP Parts Store.  My friend has been spending lots of time caring for her ill sister and her elderly parents in their 80s.  She is unable to help me repair the right hinge and back cover of my laptop.  The parts have not been touched and they are still in the boxes.  I would like to return the parts and receive a credit applied to my charge account; however the HP return policy states that parts must be returned in 14 days.  The HP Parts Store also charges a restocking fee.  Can you assist with this return transaction?  I would prefer to not pay the restocking fee.    
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A:Switch HPG60 parts with Sony vaio PCG-3F3L Parts

I guess that would depend on what "parts" you're talking about.

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I'm building a new PC, and i'm ordering it from

Below is a list of the items I am planning on buying, and I just wanted to make sure all of the parts will fit with each other (ie the RAM is the correct format for the motherboard, etc.) and make sure i'm not missing anything vital.

1 x Thermaltake Swing VB6000BWS ATX Tower Case Black 4X5.25 2X3.5 4X3.5INT W/ Front IO Ports & Window
1 x AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ Dual Core Processor Socket AM2 Windsor 2.2GHZ 2X512KB 89W 90NM Retail Box
1 x ASUS M2V ATX AM2 K9T890 DDR2 PCI-E16 PCI-E1 4PCI SATA2 RAID GBLAN Audio Motherboard
1 x Kingston ValueRAM PC2-4200 1GB 2X512MB DDR2-533 CL4 240PIN DIMM Dual Channel Memory Kit
1 x Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320GB SATA2 3GB/S 7200RPM 16MB Cache NCQ Hard Drive
1 x Sapphire Radeon X1900 GT 575MHZ 256MB 256BIT 1.2GHZ GDDR3 PCI-E Dual DVI-I VIVO HDTV Video Card
1 x Antec True Power 2.0 TPII-480 480W ATX12V V2.0 24PIN 120MM Fan Silver Power Supply

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videocard 1

Videocard 2

Let me know if this is going to b a good setup and what else i need i already have razer keyboard, mouse and speakers.

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Motherboard = backbone of system. Everything revolves around this. SO...

CPU = check (Opteron matches socket 939 and series 100 req)
OS (Operating System) = check (64-bit edition matches CPU)
VidCards = Unknown
OD1 (Optical Drive) = check (recommendation: check for SATA capable drive)
OD2 = check (recommendation: check for SATA capable drive)
Case = check
PSU = questionable. Check a different manufacturer. Make sure +12V rails have high amps (at least 22; more is better). Wattage is about right. Check out Corsair, Enermax, or Antec
Monitor = check (but some recommend at least a 20" to 22" screen with a native res of 1440 x 900 (which it has) and a response time of less than 3ms)
Memory = check (but I prefer Kingston or Corsair)

Now...are we forgetting anything?

*cough, cough* HARD DRIVE *cough, cough*

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ok so i'm planning on building my first pc and i looked around newegg and this is what i managed to get

heat sink
ram * 2
video/graphics card
power supply
hard drive
cd drive
os windows 7 64-bit

yeah im kinda of in a budget (I'm kind of new on building and i have an extra $200 left for upgrades / or to buy more components-e.g a case fan, sound card.

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If I were you I would wait for AMD's bulldozer series. Your motherboard supports it and you will have better performance.

If you want to save about 100 bucks then I would recommend the 6950 instead. It is cheaper and if you want to invest more in the 6950, then buy the toxic version from sapphire and overclock you will reach the 6970. You can also unlock it into a 6970. I heard it unlocks pretty well. And it also is the top 6950 on the market.

I would choose a different PSU. I would get a Corsair GS800 or if you want to invest more then a Corsair HX850 (modular). Mind you, the PSU is a little bit bigger than the normal ATX.

I would go for a different monitor. A 1920x 1080 or higher would make better use of your components, unless you will get 2 more via eyefinity.

That's all I can see so far.

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Hey, I was planning to build a new PC mainly because my current one is pretty beat up and old. I don't want something high-end, but I want something that will be able to run World of Warcraft on good/ultra settings with decent fps. So I went and looked up certain parts and it seems like they are compatible with one another, but I want to double-check. Also, I would appreciate if you guys gave any tips/hints, like should I change a certain part or something?


Graphics Card:

Power Supply:


Hard Drive:

CD/DVD Burner:


Thanks in advance

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the parts are compatible

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CPU - AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX
Or - AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Thuban 2.8GHz 6 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDT55TFBGRBOX
Motherboard - ASUS M4N75TD AM3 NVIDIA nForce 750a SLI ATX AMD Motherboard

Ram - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBRL

GPU - EVGA 01G-P3-1450-TR GeForce GTS 450 (Fermi) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

PSU - Rosewill Green Series RG630-S12 630W Continuous @40°C,80 PLUS Certified, Single 12V Rail, Active PFC "Compatible with Core i7,i5" Power Supply

Case - COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Black RC-932-KWN3 Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case with Side window
Will all these parts work together, im pretty sure they will I just wanna make sure.

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Everthing but the supply looks ok! I wouldn't count much on Rosewill as far as supplies. A good supply in wattage range typically runs over $90-$140 to start with. Presently newegg has a nice Corsair 650HX to consider. - CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-650HX 650W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Presently I'm running the Phenom II X4 965 Deneb core model seen at - AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX

The first hsf that kept the temps down was simply too big and faced downward in the case. Once the memory had to be replaced the heat shield risers on the new memory stuck up and ended up lifting the side of the first Zalman model. - ZALMAN CNPS10X Extreme 120mm CPU Cooler with Worlds first PWM Fan Speed Controller

The all copper replacement that dropped right down inplace and faces toward the rear exhaust doesn't offer the same amount of cooling. - ZALMAN CNPS9900ALED 120mm 2 Ball Low-noise Blue LED CPU Cooler

For the hex core not the quad model you will need to look over what will work the best for that.

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Case -
Motherboard -
HardDrive -

Video Card -

Power Supply -


Thanks for any help, I'm trying to build a very, very, inexpensive gaming/casual used computer. That will last a year or three.

For under 400 bucks.

Currently, price is $333.00.

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are the memory sticks from a cq56 and cq 62 compatible and also are the hard drives and fan compatible

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hard drives yes definitely but that does not mean you can pull a hard drive from one and just put in another and boot...I just mean they use the same form factor. To say anything else about compatibility we would need to know the full model number of the 2 units...some are AMD some Intel so at a minimum that would be a barrier to interoperability of the fan units. 

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Also how much memory slots does it have?




Hard drive:

Graphics card:

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Intel Core i3-4160, EVGA GeForce GTX 960, Apex SK-393-C - System Build - PCPartPicker Canada

Intel Core i3-4160 3.6GHz Dual-Core Processor
MSI H81M-P33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
Kingston 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Seagate 500GB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
EVGA GeForce GTX 960 2GB SuperSC ACX 2.0+ Video Card
Apex SK-393-C ATX Mid Tower Case
EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply

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Biostar NF61VM2 Micro ATX motherboard Socket AM2. $54 plus shipping
AMD Sempron 64 2800+ Socket AM2 Processor. $44 plus shipping
Kingston 512mb DDR2 667 Ram. $57 plus shipping
Freetech Geforce 6200 128mb PCI-Express video card.

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Hello. I am trying to keep my budget under 1,250 and these are the items that im trying to build my pc with. I would love to know if they are compatible.

Hard drive:
Graphics card:

Any help will be truly appreciated

A:Are these parts compatible?

Looks okay. Why do you want to go AMD processor though?

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Hey guys, I am helping my friend build a computer and I'm not 100% sure if these parts are compatible, and I was hoping someone would give me the thumbs up or the thumbs down.

Part list

Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor

ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard

Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory

Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card

Asus PCE-N15 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter

Cooler Master K380 ATX Mid Tower Case

Antec TruePower Classic 650W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply


Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)

Asus VX238H 23 inch monitor

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Looks good to me, I don't see any incompatibilities. Even the name brands you have chosen are in my opinion well known good brands.

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Case – Antec Nine Hundred Two ATX Computer Case: $119.99
Motherboard – BioStar P43D3 Intel P43 775 Motherboard: $64.99
CPU - Intel® Core™ 2 Quad Processor Q9550 BX80569Q9550 - LGA775: $100.00
RAM – DDR3 6 GB (3x2 GB) 1600 MHz: $159.99
Power Supply – Logisys 550W Clear Power Supply: $49.99
Hard Drive – Western Digital 1.5TB Serial ATA/300 64MB Buffer Hard Drive - WD15EARS: $109.99
Optical Drive - HP 22x Internal Double-Layer DVD?RW/CD-RW Drive: $39.99
Video Card – Diamond ATI Radeon HD 5570 DDR3 1GB PCI Express Video Card: $109.99
Sound Card - Diamond XtremeSound 7.1/24 bit Internal Sound Card with Dobly Digital Live: $46.84
Monitor – 2 Acer 20” Widescreen LCD: $279.98
Keyboard – Eclipse II Keyboard: $49.99
Operating System Software – Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit: $109.99
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Hello everyone! Not exactly sure if this is the area for posting this question so let me apologize in advance if it is not. I wanted to make a go of building my first computer and wanted to make sure of the compatibility of the parts. If you see something I may be missing or have any other advice as to the build please let me know as it would be greatly appreciated. My major aim for this computer is general purpose goofing off with a computer. Playing games, listening to music (burning), watching a dvd or 2, some school coursework and being able to upgrade as needed for the future. Here is a list of what I have in mind. Another question is sufficient power from the power supply and cooling, if this rig were taken as is without OC'ing. I am not listing OS, Sound Card, Speakers, Keyboard, or Mouse. My budget is going to limit me to about $1200.00 roughly. I would really appreciate any feedback or advice you can give on this, thanks.

Case-1X- RAIDMAX SMILODON ATX-612WBP Black SECC STEEL ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 500W Power Supply - Retail

Mobo-1X- DFI LP UT 790FX-M2R AM2+/AM2 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard

PROC-1X- AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+ Windsor 3.2GHz Socket AM2 125W Dual-Core Processor Model ADX6400CZBOX - Retail

Vid Card-1X- EVGA 512-P3-N802-AR GeForce 8800GT Superclocked 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI E... Read more

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Go for it and come back and tell us how it went. Sometimes the best way to learn is by "trial and error"...

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So I've learned a little more since my last post, and I think this system is much well put together than the last one, plus less parts from frys = Some of the parts are the same, but most are different. From the parts listed, are they all compatible? Are they all at the best price available? Also, I was thinking about getting 2 HDDs (1 TB & 500 MB) to replace my 1 HDD of 1.5 TB i have now. Is this a good decision? Also, the sound card listed isn't the one i have, instead of the XtremeGamer edition, i have the Titanium edition. Also, is the 500W power supply enough? And do I need a network card in the first place or is it on the motherboard? I already have a mouse/speakers/printer. Enough is enough, here are the parts:

Case – Antec Nine Hundred Two ATX Computer Case: $119.99
Motherboard – Intel® - ATX Motherboard 1333/1066MHz (Socket LGA 1156): $104.99

CPU - Intel® - Core™ i3-530 2.93GHz Processor: $129.00 Read more

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Why are you buying parts from Best Buy? And why would you buy a cheap 10/100 network card when the board comes with gigabit ethernet?

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I'd like to know if these parts are compatible to run?
I got an HP G62 laptop with intel i3 330M and I'm upgrading to a i7-640M @2.8Ghz - Turbo: 3.5GHz.
and I heard about eGPUs that can run on PCI express so I was putting in mind to get something like GTX 750Ti or something kinda lower or higher, I don't know actually.
So, in brief, is the i7-640M compatible with the range of GTX750Ti?

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Would anybody mind to help me before I do make something faulty?

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I already have a monitor, PSU, keyboard, mouse, and pair of speakers.

I'm also planning on using onboard video and sound.

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I know this site, is a good one but I am not sure where to post this, if it's in the wrong fourm you can move it.. Well what i wanted to know is are these parts compatible with one another? Thinking of buying new parts.

G.Skll Ripjaws DDR3 1600 4Gb
AMD PhENOM IIx6 1055T 6 Core 2.8ghz
Diamond Radeon HD 6870 900Mhz 1Gb

If anyone could let me know if those are all compatible that would be awesome, thanks!
If you need mroe info on my Harddrive. Power spupply

500W power supply
488Gb Western Digital WDC (SATA)

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Hello, I am going to be building a PC in a couple months and i wanted experts to tell me wether my parts are compatible or not.
1.CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K Quad-Core Processor 3.4 GHz 4 Core LGA 1155 - BX80637I53570K
2.VIDEO CARD: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 OC 2GB GDDR5 PCI-Express 3.0 DVI-I/DVI-D/HDMI/Displayport SLI Ready Graphics Card GV-N660OC-2GD
3. MOTHERBOARD: Gigabyte Intel Z77 Dual Thunderbolt ATX Motherboard (GA-Z77X-UP4-TH)
4.SSD: Crucial 256 GB m4 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive SATA 6Gb/s CT256M4SSD2
5.HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200 3 TB 7200RPM SATA 6 Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive ST3000DM001
6. Patriot Viper 3 Series Venom Red DDR3 16GB 1600MHz (PC3 12800) Memory Kit PV316G160C9KRD
7.POWER SUPPLY: Corsair Builder Series CX600 600 watt 80 Plus Certified Power Supply Compatible with Intel and AMD Platforms ATX 700 CMPSU-600CXV2
8 I will be using Windows 7 Professional SP1 64bit (OEM) System Builder DVD 1 Pack
9. I also need help finding a DVD-RW player from 20-50$
Thank You so much!

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Welp, i've been saving up for a few years and i'm now ready to build my new super computer! Wanted to make sure all the parts were compatible before I bought them, though. Here we go..

(Computer will be mainly used for paint shop pro, video games, 3dsmax, etcs)

Motherboard: ASUS K8V SE Deluxe
Processor : AMD Athlon 64 FX-53
video card : ATI RADEON™ X800 XT Platinum Edition
Sound card : Creative Sound Blaster® Audigy 2 ZS
Hard drive : 74 GB 10k RPM SATA Enterprise Raptor
RAM : 1gb Corsair XMS TwinX1024-3200XLPRO

Feel free to comment on if there is better/faster parts than what I have listed here. Money is not really an issue here.



A:are these parts compatible?

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COOLER MASTER Centurion 532 RC-532-SKN1 Black Aluminum bezel, SECC chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

APEVIA CF12SL-UBL 120mm Blue LED Case Fan - Retail

ASUS P5N32-E SLI LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

EVGA 768-P2-N831-AR GeForce 8800GTX 768MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card - Retail

SILVERSTONE ST75F ATX12V / EPS12V 750W Power Supply - Retail

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80562Q6600 - Retail

SUPER TALENT 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model T8UX2GC5 - Retail

SAMSUNG SpinPoint T Series HD501LJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

Logitech 967557-0403 Silver/Black USB + PS/2 RF Wireless Slim Cordless Desktop S 510 Mouse Included - Retail

Acer AL2416WBsd Silver 24" 5ms DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail

LG 18X DVD±R DVD Burner with 12X DVD-RAM Write Black E-IDE/ATAPI Model GSA-H54NK - OEM

Microsoft Windows Vista 64-Bit Ultimate for System Builders Single Pack DVD - OEM

Logitech X-230 32 watts RMS 2.1 Black Speaker System - OEM

A:are all these parts compatible?

Your kidding right?

You'll get more help if you provide a list of parts and not a list of links...

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hello, will all of these pc parts be compatible for my build.
cpu= amd athlon x4 860k quad core 3.7ghz.
motherboard= msi h110m pro-vb
ram= crucial ballistix sport 8gb ddr4
storage= seagate barracuda 1tb hdd
case= thermaltake versa h24
power supply= xfx xt 500w
graphics card= sapphire radeon rx 480 8gb. =)

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Please tell me asap!

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Hello everyone,

My nephew is going to build his own computer and sent me an email asking for my opinion of the following parts. He will primarily be using the computer for gaming. This question is over my head so I am hoping someone here can take a look at the following components and give me their opinion.

Thank you for any help you can give me.










A:Will parts be compatible?

well everything is very good but the hardrive is for notebooks and this is a desktops so it is more expensive than the one for desktop so this one is better
Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

it has double the cache and double the space

the graphic card is excellent

the sound card isn't the best tell him to get
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Champion Series 70SB088600007 7.1 Channels PCI Express Interface Sound Card - Retail
please check the power supply link you will find that it links to the hardrive

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Hi everyone,

I'm gettin a new pc and I'm worried about compatibility problems. My configration is like this:

Asus: P8z77-V Pro Intel Z77 Soket 1155 DDR3 2560MHz Sata 3
Intel: Core i7 2700K Soket 1155 3.5GHz 8MB Cache 32nm
CPU Cooler:
Thermaltake: CONTAC30 LGA775/1155/1156/1366/2011 & AM2/AM2+/AMA3/...
Graphic Card:
Asus: GTX560 DirectCU II TOP GDDR5 1GB 256Bit Nvdia GeForce
Corsair: 8GB (2x4GB) Vengeance Low Profile DDr3 1600MHz CL9
OCZ: 120GB Vertex 3 Series Sata 3.0 SSD (Read 550MB/Write 500M)
Cooler Master: HAF 912 PLUS GX 80PLUS 750W MidT ATX Black Case

(Links might not be perfectly correct, cause I didn't select the parts from newegg.)

I am wondering if these parts will work well together. Are they compatible? Will they be able to work at 100% efficieny?

Hm, and this PC is for gaming. So I can take suggestions also

I would really appriciate your help. Thank you!

PS: My the way, I heard that there was a cite checking the compatibility for you. You choose your cpu, ram, graphics... and it tells you if they will work at full effiency. Does anyone have an idea about that, because I can't remember the cite?

A:New PC, are the parts compatible?

No idea on the site, but we can help you with compatibility anyway.

You've listed the GPU as a GTX 560, but the link is a GTX 560 TI -- which is different. The TI is very good, whereas the non-TI might be found wanting in some games. The build looks nice, but I think we need to know what games you would like to play, and at what resolutions. Reason for this is you might find your graphics card choice to be a little underpowered, dependent on your expectations.

Do you plan to overclock your system, or run it at standard clocks?

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Im upgrading my pc with the following parts and just want to double check they are compatible before buying them.

Also, is there any better alternatives at a similar price? (I live in the UK)


A:Are these parts compatible?

They are compatible, HOWEVER, the motherboard needs a BIOS flash before it supports the CPU. It is also possible that it's impossible to flash the BIOS without a natively supported CPU, like this one:
Motherboards supporting AM2+ CPUs straight out of the box are expensive, so your best shot is either borrowing one of the 7309v90 BIOS supported CPUs, (check here: ) or crossing your fingers and hoping the Kuma will be recognized as an Unidentified CPU, and works for the time of the BIOS flash. Or then get that 5200+. It will be a bit slower but... Up to you.

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I have an older Compaq Presario SR1309RS i'm trying to fix for a friend and its hard to find the mobo that was factory issued is a K8S-LA (Salmon) GL6E, v1.04 can anyone tell me another mobo I can use in its place? or where i can find that mobo that they arent asking an arm and leg for it.....


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Im looking into purchasing th elast few (but ultimately most important) parts to my computer to finish a major upgrade.

I still need to get a motherboard and cpu fan, and ram, and a router, but thatll come after i think.

These are the parts ive been looking at.


The second one i prefer.


AND Cpu fan

My question is

a: Are these decent parts.
b: Are they compatible with my current parts, especially my hard disk, i dont wanna have to buy another one.
If not can anybody recomend parts that are roughly the same value, im looking at a total of around £120 for it all now. Cant really afford very much more.

Any help would be great.

A:New parts compatible?

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I'm looking to build my first computer, and I'm still not totally sure if all of my selected parts will all work with each other. This is not supposed to be a gaming computer or anything like that: just a simple starter computer. I would also like some feedback on whether I might need to upgrade or downgrade certain parts to fit my needs. Thanks!







Hard Drive

Optical Drive

A:Are all of my parts compatible?

The build itself is alright. However, I'd drop the HD 7850 to something like a 7770 and put that money towards a better CPU. Since you indicated this isn't a gaming computer, a better CPU will be a much better use of your money. Additionally, while the PSU you picked would probably work fine. The builder series hasn't had the best wrap. You may want to go with one of corsairs HX,TX or AX offerings. Or, check out seasonic or antec offerings.

What's your budget for this build? It will help us suggest different parts.

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So I am going to be upgrading my system really soon
Already upgraded the GPU and the PSU,

I would love some of your expert advice on my pickings

New specs
CPU= i7 4790K
Motherboard= Gigabyte Z97X-Gaming 7 motherboard

I would also like to ask is the h90 a good cooler for the i7 I have picked?

And will this Case Zalman Z11 Plus Midi Tower Gaming Case
work with the Corsair h90 CPU cooler?

I picked out that case as it has 140mm support but on the specs it says = 120mm/140mm Fan Vent just making sure that it will fit

thanks for reading my post

A:These new parts compatible?

Not so sure the cpu cooler will fit anywhere but the front of the case :/
It's a 140mm and all you have is 120mm fans on the case,
Being the rear I guess is the most likely place for the cpu cooler but these radiators like to be intakes not exhausts but several people have used them as exhausts without issue
I prefer as a intake which would put the rad at the front of the case
The case does look wide enough on the front for a 140mm fan on it but I don't see on Newegg where it states there's enough room ? blue fan is 120mm and blue led,

But the top is the most common location for a radiator,

ZALMAN Z11 Plus Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case -

So it would seem this cpu cooler would fit in 3 locations being it has 120mm fans
Corsair Hydro Series? H80i GT High Performance Water/Liquid CPU Cooler. 120mm -

I have no idea where the 2-80mm fans are located on the case :/

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A:Are these computer parts compatible?

I was only able to get through some of the list but the monitor is VGA only and the Video card is DVI only. You'll need some kind of adapter.

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Hey, new to this forum, but a friend said everyone here was nice about this kind of thing. So I'm wondering, will this computer work if put together properly? (And will this be enough wattage? too much?) (2 of them)

Also, if these work, should I get a sound card? The ASUS motherboard has built in audio, but should I just spend an extra 40$ and get a cheap soundcard? Will it be worth the difference?

Thanks very much!

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It's my first time trying to build a pc together and I'd just like some guidance to see if I'm going the right way or not. I'm not looking to build a super 10 year future proof gaming compute or anything crazy, just something that can prepare me for Diablo III and run most modern games smoothly on moderate-high settings. And also if everything is compatible with each other?

Graphics card:
Palit NVIDIA GeForce GT 220 1GB 16X PCI Express
AMD FX-4100 Zambezi 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor
GIGABYTE GA-970A-D3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
HITACHI HDS721050CLA362 (0F10381) 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive - OEM
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL
500W Standard Power Supply

I know the graphics card is meh, but it plans to be upgraded in the future. I just primarily need to know if these parts are compatible with each other as I may have overlooked something and someone else might catch it.

A:[PC construction help] Are these parts compatible with each other?

They should be compatible. You (may) need to update the bios on the mobo. Depends on how long it has been sitting on the shelf.

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I was looking at jsv35's Budget Picks thread to pick some parts for a build, but I found some of the parts unnecessary so I just wanted to lower it a bit. Problem is I am not entirely sure that everything will be compatible, and If I even have everything. I need to make sure that this build has everything for it to run smoothly, and also I need help changing a few things in it. I have heard that Gigabyte is a bad company to get a motherboard from because of the very poor customer support, and also something about the mobo supporting ddr2 and ddr3 which makes it unstable. Someone please pick out on that will be the exact same, but of a better company, unless if the Gigabyte one is fine already. I also need a smaller hard drive, instead of 320, can someone choose one that is 150-200gb, and will still be compatible. I don't have a use for the extra 70 gb, because my current one has 80gb, and I have 35gb free space. Other thing is the RAM, I switched it from Patriot 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory because I find the extra 2gb unnecessary, will the G-Skill RAM be compatible with the mobo, because I'm almost positive it is, but I am not entirely sure.

SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner Black SATA Model

COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 Black Aluminum Bezel, SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD3200AAKS 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive I don't have a need for 320gb, so please try to find one that is ... Read more

A:Help choosing some parts, also compatible?

I think that Gigabyte support is much, much better than ASUS support... In fact, it is certainly in the top 10 for support with MSI, Intel, Tyan (great), Abit, FoxConn, SupeerMicro (mine) and Biostar.
I see no reason tp put down a Gigabyte board.

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Ok I am very new to building PCs so I apologise in advance

I have purchased computer parts that i thought would work together but alas I cannot get the PC to turn on, the parts I have are as followed:

Intel X58 Motherboard
Intel i7 920x Processor
XFX GeForces GTS250 Graphics Card
XFX 650 XXX Edition Power Supply
Western Digital Cavier Green 2TB Hard Drive

I then have a Samsung CD Drive and a Soundblaster 7.1 sound card but not sure if they are important.

All parts are brand new aswell


A:Are my computer parts compatible

They are compatible. I would not have chosen the WD Green at 2TB.

What CPU cooler do you have... did it come with the i7 ?
What memory modules ?
What operating system?

Doe you mean that it doesn't boot or that it does not turn on at all.?

You need a way to setup the hard drive. Do you have another hard drive available?

First thing to do is double check the setup of every component... when you are rested and relaxed...

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I've never build a computer before but I have a general idea of what I'm doing, but I figured I'd ask a pro before I ordered the parts:

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB - harddrive
ASRock A785GM-LE - motherboard
LITE-ON Black - CD/DVD drive
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB - RAM
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition - proccesor
APEX DM-318 Black Steel Micro ATX Media Center 275W Power Supply - Case

so are these compatible and do you suggest any changes, the computer is for word documents and buiseness along with internet searches, I'd like to be able to run uTube and very simple video games like minecraft (at low settings)

Thanks for the help!

A:Are these computer parts compatible

I presume the RAM is DDR3? If so then the motherboard is not compatible with the RAM. What's your price range for the build? I'd also recommend a bigger PSU and a low range GPU because the built in GPU won't be able to handle even non intensive games.

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This is my first so any nooby help would be appreciated.

- Corsair TX750W 750-Watt Power Supply -
- Corsair XMS3 Tri Channel 6GB PC12800 DDR3 Memory 1600MHz -
- EVGA X58 SLI LE Motherboard -
- EVGA AR GeForce GTX 460 Video Card - 1024MB -
- Windows 7 64bit Pro
- Western Digital WD5000AAKS Caviar Blue Hard Drive -
- COOLER MASTER Storm Scout -
- Asus DRW-24B1ST 24X Internal DVD Burner -
- Intel Core i7 930 Processor BX80601930 -

I think i listed everything. Thank you greatly, in advance.
Also if you know a good CPU cooler.
I guess i can't post the links sorry. =(

A:Are these parts compatible? + suggestions?

In spite of the fact that it's just asking to be confused, I would wait for a few more opinions on the motherboard.

Win 7 64 bit pro is about the best choice for an OS you could make at the moment.

The WD Caviar blue, I'd rather see you grab the same drive in a Caviar Black. (Once you've had a Caviar Black, you'll never go back). What does that even mean.......

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I need a new screen assembly/lcd for my lenovo e420 as its utterly destroyed. I'm wondering if those e420s screen assemblies with the glossy-type screen and bezel are compatible with the e420 laptop? Like does it plug in correctly etc?

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I want to know if my parts are compatible with the Nvidia 1080 before I decide to buy it. Let me know guys!!

Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core, GeForce GTX 1080 8GB - Lighter Rig w/ New MSI Mobo - xlooks Saved Part List - PCPartPicker

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Hi, I have a dv7-6163cl and was wondering if the dv7-6163us is virtually the same.  Will a lcd screen removed from a dv7-6163us work with a dv7-6163cl?  Thanks.

A:Are all the parts from dv7-6163us compatible with a dv7-6163...

Yes the screens swap...same part.  There are differences between the 2 machines, primarily the hard drive configuration and the video chip. Still, anything that is removeable (memory, hard drives, even the processors) could be swapped between the 2 machines. If this is "the Answer" please click "Accept as SOlution" to help others find it. 

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I'm about to order some parts and just want to make sure that everything I have planned will work together.

Case: Antec SuperLanBoy
Power Supply: Ultra X-Connect 500W Completely Modular
Motherboard: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Socket 939
Memory: Kingston any two 512 stick that are compatible with the mobo and cpu.
Video Card: Probablly the Asus N6600GT PCIe (that will work right?)

Everything look ok?

A:Building A Computer: Are the Parts Compatible?

Yeah, Everything looks ok. I am running my rig with that Ultra Xconnect 500W. It's a way cool PSU. Do some research on it before you but as to what colors you might want. I have the Blue Titanium with Blue UV sensitive cables. The PSU itself does not have a window but they do make one that does and it comes in different colors. Here are a couple of pics ;?)

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I was wanting some help in determining if these were compatible. I don't want to waste money on incompatible hardware. Sorry I couldn't post links to the websites that I found these on, I am a new member and I don't have a high enough post count.

Case: Antec Dark Fleet DF-85
Price: $150

Power Supply: Antec TruePower Quattro TPQ-1200
Price: $214

Mother Board: ASUS Rampage III Extreme
Price: $364

Hard Drive: Western Digital WD7502AAEX 750GB SATA3 6Gbps 64MB7200RPM
Price: $76

Graphics Card: XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
Price: $135

Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Pro Series Sound card - 192 kHz - 24-bit
Price: $110

OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
Price: $320

Core Processor: Intel Core i7-2600 Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600
Price: $300

RAM: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1333MHz (PC3-10600) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory CMX8GX3M2A1333C9, 240-Pin, 9-9-9-24, Non-ECC, Unbuffered, 1.5V
Price: $85

DVD-ROM: Samsung SH-B123L - DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM / BD-ROM drive - Serial ATA - 48x (CD) / 16x (DVD) / 12x (BD) 48x (CD) / 16x (DVD±R) / 8x (DVD±R DL) 24x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 12x (DVD-RAM) - Internal - Black
Price: $70


A:Building a computer, not sure if these parts are compatible

A 1200W power supply seems way overkill considering the relatively modest single graphics card. You didn't state the purpose of the PC. If it's gaming, were you planning to upgrade the graphics card as well as doubling up with crossfire later? If not, consider starting out with a better card now.

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Edit :
I (well, mostly vfnultras suggestions added onto), put together a computer. Im not using a bare-bone kit

here is what i have
Please give feedback/suggestions for everything from quality/price/compatable, so on the case, Dont judge the style please(if you feel you have to lol, thats fine)

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A:Building My Own Computer : Compatible Parts

Look at some so-called 'barebone kits', they all have matching parts that you assemble yourself. Your budget is the only limitation here!
Some sets need additional harddisk/CD/DVD and/or graphics. Kits

One very important thing: make sure you get a DECENT powersupply as well, not the crappy stuff that come with those cheap cases!

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I'm building my own computer and before I start buying things I just wanted to make sure all of the parts are compatible. As far as what I have looked into everything looks ok.

Case: Antec SuperLANBOY
Motherboard: Asus A8N SLI-Deluxe
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 3500+ Socket 939
Power Supply: Ultra X-connect 500W ATX
Hard Drive: Western Digital 80GB 7200 RPM

I still have to go through the recommended memory for the motherboard on Asus' website and check prices. I'll probablly use the nVidia card that uses SLI for graphics. I haven't looked into a soundcard yet (last on the list of things to buy). Any corrections or recommendations are much appreciated.

A:Building A Computer: Are the Parts Compatible?

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Hi i am building my first computer, i have a case, fans etc. I am about to buy a load of parts off ebuyer and just wanted to know if they are all compatible (my brother made this mistake before). Im pretty sure it should be fine but just need a once over from someone who knows what they are talking about.

Also any advice about any parts that suck would be nice too

here goes:
Seagate ST3500320AS 500GB Hard Drive SATA II 7200rpm *32MB Cache* - OEM

Kingston 2GB Kit (2x1GB) DDR2 800MHz/PC2-6400 Memory Non-ecc CL5 Unbuffered 1.8V
Kingston 1gb DDR2 800mhz/PC2-6400 Non-ecc CL5

Extra Value 550W ATX Silent Neon PSU - 12cm Fan/PPFC (no power cord)

Intel Core 2 Duo E7300 2.66GHz Socket 775 (1066FSB) 3MB L2 Cache Retail Boxed Processor

Asus P5KPL-AM iG31 Socket 775 onboard VGA 8 channel audio mATX Motherboard

Graphics Card
Sapphire HD 4670 1GB DDR3 Dual DVI HDTV Out PCI-E Graphics Card

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I need to know if all these parts are compatible with eachother because I am going to be setting up 3 monitors to this one computer. I play games and I want to be able to watch like a movie on one screen, play games on another screen and have music playing on the other (just an example). So are these parts good enough to be able to run any game on the highest damanded settings and able to be running other programs on the other monitors at the same time without any problems? Thanks!



Hard Drive

Video Card

Power Supply





Well that's it, and try to go easy on me it's my first one! lol


A:Parts compatible for gaming computer?

I need to know if all these parts are compatible with eachother because I am going to be setting up 3 monitors to this one computer. I play games and I want to be able to watch like a movie on one screen, play games on another screen and have music playing on the other (just an example). So are these parts good enough to be able to run any game on the highest damanded settings and able to be running other programs on the other monitors at the same time without any problems? Thanks!Click to expand...

Hmm, no.
To do that, you'll need to just run the game in windows mode and just throw it to the side, I think. I don't think you need a separate monitor to play music.

Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-520 520W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B
ASRock Z68 PRO3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

I'm not entirely sure that that card will have three display ports natively.

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my 11th question
try to answer ALL
first things first: i want to know if this company allows me to go to them to pick up comp and get free shipping. also comment on the prices and tell me if there is a better choice (for about same price). If a part is not compatible, please try to show me a better option.
anyways, tell me if the following hardware are compatible (aka, i can isntall them into 1 comp with 0 problems)

items: (1 of each)
artic cooling freezer 7 pro cpu fan for intel cpu (its a nice fan, btw) $30

Blostar I945G-M7 (ver2) core2 duo/954g/ddr2/A&V&Gbe/Matx motherboard $78

2gb (2x1gb) STT DDR2-800, cl5 S0RIGID Memory Kit $38

Seagate ST3320620A 320gb ATA100 7200rpm 16mb Hard Drive $84

Gigabyte nvdia Geforce 8600 GT 256 MB 2dvi/hdtv Pci express video card $124
(whats the differnce if its pci express and if it isnt, btw?)

Oem Basic Optimal Mouse $9

Creative Labs Sound Blaster Adudigy SE 7.1 24 bit sound card $29

Intel Core 2 Duo processor E6850 3ghz 1333Mhz 4mb LGA775 CPU $286

Gigabyte 3d Auora Alunium Full Tower 3 Fans Gaming Case $118.45

tax: $68
S&H: $31
total: $923.74

A:are those computer parts compatible? (11) [unresolved]


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so im going to build my first gaming computer soon, and I have selected a list of parts. but I am very afraid of them not being compatible, and waste my money. here is my list:

motherboard: asus P8Z77-V pro Z77 S-1155 ATX IVY
procesor: intel core i7 3770K 3,5hz 8mb s-1155 IVY
graphics card: asus geforce gtx 570 directcu II 1280mb pci-e dvi/hdmi
harddrive: seagate barracuda 2TB 7200rpm sata/600 64mb
powersupply: corsair hx 750w atx12v 2.2 / eps12v
RAM: corsair 8gb ddr3 vengeance l pc3.12800 1600mpz cl9 (2X4GB)

dont think the other stuff is important, but if is it, tell me to write it in.

A:Are my list of computer parts compatible?

Looks good to me.

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I'm building this for a friend who isn't going to be playing games, just office stuff and internet. I've built computers before, but this is the first time for me to use a Pentium 4 Proccessor, and I'm not sure if the Intel mobo is good either.

A:Building computer; need to know if parts are good and compatible.

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This coming weekend, I will be rebuilding my grandparents aging P4 computer with a dreaded 512mb RAM

I wont be needing a new PSU, dvd drive, or case since its a rebuild (I have a spare psu). This new computer will be a mostly an internet and email comp (with some flash a java games)

What do you think of these parts? Also keep in mind I dont want to spend much more then $400

MSI G41M-FD Motherboard
Seagrate ST3320613AS 320gb hard drive
Corsair Dual Channel TWINX 4096MB PC6400 RAM
Intel Core 2 Duo E8200

A:Re-build parts

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I guess I'm learning my motherboard is dying.
1155 socket motherboards are cheaper than my present board. ASUS P5N-D
I'm looking at possibly building a Sandy Bridge / 2nd generation I5 set up.
looking at New Egg & TigerDirect it looks like stock cpu coolers now come standard with cpu's
I have a after market cooler---
ASUS Silent Square EVO 92mm Vapo Bearing CPU Cooler which is socket 775.

some websites seem to say that 775 & 1155 use the same mounting bracket hole positions for coolers.
would this cooler handle a 2nd gen I5 ????? its about 6 inches tall and I haven't had any problem out of it.
my sata harddrive is 3mb and I'm looking at a Z68 motherboard which is 6mb so I will need to replace that.
I have a
PNY XLR8 GeForce 8800 GT Video Card - Performance Edition, 512MB GDDR3, PCI Express 2.0, SLI Ready, (Dual Link) Dual DVI, HDTV, HDCP, Video Card
which I think would work . Z68 mobo says its PCI-E0.2
don't trust old PWS in new build even though its a 850 watt OCZ (4 years old)
would you use any of these old parts in new build
am I crazy in building a 1155 Sandy Bridge instead of jumping to 2001 socket Ivy ?????

A:use old parts in new build ????

I wouldn't use any of the old parts. I would definately go with 1155 not 2011. PSU's look at Seasonic, Corsair, PC Power & Cooling or FSP.

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i need to build a new computer for using to play poker online. these are the parts i have selected already. i have a ssd already which i can use in it. will the system work without getting a video or sound card? i'm not going to be playing games. the poker software works the processor and the ram. also do i need at least one of "wired network adapter or wireless network adapter" to get internet access? i understand i need a cooler for the i7-6700 as it doesn't come with one. is this correct? could i get a cheaper one if i'm not going to be overclocking too high? not sure if i need to order case fans etc either. i have a win 8.1 cd to use. some help with getting this order right would be v helpful. want to try to get the price down and not order anything i don't need . don't want to forget anything either as i need to get it built asap. thanks in advance

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Hi all,
I like to ask an advice on new build. Here the story.
Back in 2005, I build nice desktop for general home use and work. Bundle package and some additional parts I ordered from TigerDirect. I did plan to do some movie editing but never get to it. For years the most maintains I did is re-instal windows when machine slowdown with some crap and add some RAM memory (2 GB) total now and also swap few HD. It works flawlessly all the time. Lately seems processor start overheating when watching full screen video, or even open few application at once. I have monitoring software and I see temp climbing to 77 degree. I didn't check the inside machine yet, may be too much dust or may be something else. I just think now I am ready for rebuild and modern parts. But I want to keep the computer case if possible. I think it's big enough, I specifically order large case at that time thinking about future MB upgrades.
May be you guys can give me a hint what parts I need to get to have better then average PC now days, I still want to get to amateur video editing and some light gaming for my kids. I build few of desktops years ago, but now just got too outdated, busy with other stuff, so no time to follow technology like I use to.
Here what I have inside now:
Attached pictures, plus the main details, not sure if it is relevant at all,lol
Abit Fatal1ty AA8XE Intel Socket 775 ATX Motherboard / PCI Expess /
Intel / Socket LGA775 / Ball Bearing / Copper Core / CPU Cooling Fan... Read more

A:New build, want to salvage old parts

What is your budget? You have a ATX mid-tower case so any ATX/mATX board will fit so you can definitely use the case.

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This is just a list of parts for a new build. The keyboard, mouse, monitor, and OS (it will most probably be Windows XP Home). As always, comments would be appreciated.
Qty. Product Description Savings Total Price

ASUS M2N4-SLI Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce 500 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813131068
Return Policy: Limited 30-Day Return Policy
Add item to Cart Add this item to your cart

Pioneer 18X DVD±R DVD Burner Black E-IDE/ATAPI Model DVR-112D - OEM
Item #: N82E16827129007
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
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Antec LifeStyle SONATA II Piano Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 450Watt SmartPower 2.0 Power Supply - Retail
Item #: N82E16811129155
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
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$50.00 Mail-in Rebate

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+ Brisbane 2.1GHz Socket AM2 Processor Model ADO4000DDBOX - Retail
Item #: N82E16819103774
Return Policy: Processors (CPUs) Return Policy
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Patriot eXtreme Performance 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model PDC22G6400LLK - Retail
Item #: N82E16820220144
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Add item to Cart Add this item to your cart
$50.00 Mail-in Rebate

Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
Item #: N82E16822144701
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A:List of Parts for a New Build

1: In the future, past the newegg link - makes for a far quicker check on what you're wanting us to look at. Info like Return policy, rebate, add-item to cart is not needed.

$149 EVGA 256-P2-N624-AR GeForce 7900GS 256MB

2 - I'd take the AMD x2 3800 over the 4000. The memory timings on odd-number AMD CPUs causes a slight performance problem. IE: $74 Windsor core at 2.0Ghz is faster.
Or even better and cheaper is the x2 4200 (2.2Ghz) or for $15 more, the 2.4Ghz: (which includes a discount 0f $20 for a 500GB HD)

3 - I really don't care much for Patriot brand. Crucial, OCZ, Corsair, G.Skill would be much better choices. Other CAS 2 DDR2 modules:

You can chose many other types WITHOUT a mail-in rebate for about the same price! About $100~105.

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I'm soon going to buy a new computer and I hope someone can put together some parts for me, and it will be my first build!

What are you going to use the PC for?
* I'm going to use it for gaming

How much is your budget?
* Maximum 1-1,5k$

Where are you located? (a.k.a. fill out your profile)
* Sweden

Are you willing to buy online?
* Yes

Are you going to re-use any parts from an earlier build?
* No

Do you need other peripherals like a monitor, keyboard and mouse, among others?
* No I don't, but I want the computer to be able to handle 3monitors..

Have you already bought any parts?
* Nope

Do you have an Operating System (OS)?
* No

Will you need any aftermarket cooling, such as a CPU\GPU cooler or a watercooling setup?
* I don't know

Thank you in andvance!

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Hey guys,

I am rebuilding my systems, going to take apart the two I have now and build a new one with new parts as well as old parts from the two systems, its mostly going to be new parts.

The system specs I have in this forum is of the PC that I use to capture/edit/author video and burn to DVD/Blu Ray. My other PC specs is are at sevenforums but is almost identical to this one, except that its a little faster running at 3.30 ghz and has a 120 GB SSD, whereas the tenforum PC has a WD 3000HLFS as boot drive.

I've purchased the following, for new build:

Fractal Design DEFINE R5 case
ASRock Gaming Fatal1ty 990FX Killer AM3+/AM3 AMD 990FX + AMD SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX
AMD FX-6300 Vishera 6-Core 3.5 GHz (4.1 GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 95W FD6300WMHKBOX Desktop Processor
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL10D-16GBXL
XFX Radeon R9 390 DirectX 12 R9-390P-8256 8GB 512-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 CrossFireX Support Double Dissipation XXX OC Video Card
CORSAIR RMx RM1000X 1000W ATX12V / EPS12V 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Power Supply

I was going to get the Sapphire Nitro R9 390 but I waited too long and it sold out so grabbed the XFX since practically same card. Also almost got the 8 core 3.5 GHz CPU but didnt, figured the 6 core 3.5 would be enough, and if you notice didnt get a HD, though was looking at SSDs of 256gb, though I could use the SSD from one of the PCs or even the 10k WD.

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A:New Build with new and old parts, best way to install...

You say that you want to use two machines at the same time. To be legal you will need two separate licenses but as long as you have this I don't see that you will have a problem with activation.

See Activate Windows 10 for more information and note the simpler routes to activation for the newest W10 ver 1511 which I would recommend that you download for a clean install.

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This is the newegg link should be here Monday or Tuesday.

Needless to say I'm pretty stoked about getting this up and running.

So here is my question since I'm new to Vista (32 or 64) does anyone see any possible problems cropping up or anything I should look for...?

Been reading the board here for a few days and so far not seeing any issues that directly relate to the hardware listed but I'm sure something will pop up just looking for a heads up maybe lol...

Thanks in advance.

A:Just order the parts for my first home build

Two 8800GTS on a single 500W won't work. You need a PC Power and Cooling 750W for two of those cards. They draw 26A @ 12V each.

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How to build your own computer: Ask Ars DIY Series, Part I (4 web pages).

This article discusses the following (hardware portion) topics:
Build vs. buy
Getting started
The CPU bone is connected to the motherbone
Populating the motherboard
Press the button

How to build your own computer: Ask Ars DIY Series, Part II (2 web pages).

This article discusses the following topics:
EFI (or BIOS) configuration
Operating system time
Welcome to your crapware-free desktop

-- Tom

A:How to build your own computer: Ask Ars DIY Series, Parts I and II


lotuseclat79 said:

Welcome to your crapware-free desktopClick to expand...

Amen, there's nothing worse than the Weird software that's bundled with a "stock" System.
For a standard user there's nothing more annoying/confusing than the popup type notification's that regularly occur with their new Pc/Laptop.


There are some good pre-built systems out there but nothing will compare to your own build.


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I am planning to build a PC using the following parts:
Mobo-Gigabyte*GA-890GPA-UD3H*AMD 890GX - Socket AM3
CPU-AMD CPU Phenom II 955 Black Edition Quad Core Processor
RAM-Corsair Memory Vengeance 4GB DDR3 2000 MHz CAS 10 XMP Dual Channel Desktop
GPU-Asus HD 5770 CuCore AMD / ATI Graphics Card - 1GB
HDD-Western Digital Caviar Black 750GB
Optical Drive-Lite-On iHAS124-04
PSU-Corsair Enthusiast Series 650TX
Case-Cooler Master Elite 430

These are my concerns:
I am not sure whether the Mobo is compatible with the CPU
if the PSU is suitable i.e. too much or too little power
whether the GPU would cope well with games like Black Ops etc.


A:Parts compatibility concern for new PC build

The graphics card is weak.
What's your budget?

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You were very helpful in helping me compile my original list and now that I'm finally ready to order the parts from that list, I find out some of the hardware choices are no longer available.

Now I need your help again I plan to spend $700-$800, I will use the computer for downloading, burning cd/dvd,surfing,playing a few games mostly kids educational game and watching tv. Feel free to make any suggestion even in my have so far list, nothing is carved in stone. Thanks!

I need to find replacements for the following items:
Video card: do I need one?

Can you also suggest a router and a modem I don't want to rent from Comcast anymore.
What I have so far:
RAM: or
HDD: Preferably:
Power supply:
Monitor - bought this already
with 80mm fan,120mm fan and the cathode tubes

A:Help new build! parts no longer available - need suggestions

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Hi guys.

My old PC died a long and slow death over the last few years and i decided what better way to comemorate it than by tearing its guts out and custom-building for the first time.

The old pc was an alienware area 51 (yes, overpriced etc etc, i know!).

I've decided that i'm keeping the PSU, the case itself, the dvd-drive and the dvd-burner drive.

The PC i'm looking to build will be used for a variety of tasks. Internet, music, films, etc. But The primary focus will be for gaming. Essentially i want it to run Crisis at max......

Possible parts i'm looking at are:

Motherboard: Gigabyte board with eax built in. (whatever the board, lots of shiny usb slots are a must)
Ram: 6 gb 1800mghtz (3 x 2gb) or 8gb 1600mhz (8x2gb)
Graphics: 1gb ATI or nvidea
Processor: core i7/i5
Hard drives: 200gb ssd for boot-up + system files
1tb western digital @ 10000rpm 16mb cache
OS: Windows 7 64bit professional/premium

Now, i have several questions:

1: If the motherboard has EAX built in, is there any point in buying a stand-alone sound card? Would i notice an appreciable difference in sound quality?

2: RAM: If i were to be using the thing for mainly gaming, what would be better? 8gb of 1600mhz or 6gb of 1800mhz? Would i notice an appreciable difference?

3: I have heard that graphics wise, ATI performs better, but is less stable? What do you guys reccommend? Also, most games make crappy use of SLI or Crossfire, so is there any point in getting two cards, or just ge... Read more

A:1st time PC build, looking for advice on parts.

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Got quite the parts list going at Newegg right now. Going back and forth between i5 6600k and i7 6700k cpu's, will probably end up with the i5. Roughly 1300 bucks before a monitor. Still not sure about using my current case. Its a Cooler Master ATX, but its 8yrs old and i'm betting the power switch fries right after I get this new system installed inside of it haha. Not real sure about the video card either, was trying to pin down a 1060 as that seems like a good option, but they are flying out of stock like crazy.

Hoping to hit Fry's and BestBuy while I'm out running errands today to compare prices on components, check out some 28" monitors, and maybe kick the tires on a few AlienWare and MSI gaming laptops.

Any suggestions are welcome.

GIGABYTE GA-Z170X-UD5 (rev. 1.0) LGA 1151 Intel Z170 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Model #:GA-Z170X-UD5
Item #:N82E16813128838

MSI GeForce GTX 1060 DirectX 12 GTX 1060 GAMING X 6G 6GB 192-Bit GDDR5 HDCP Ready ATX Video Card
Model #:GTX 1060 GAMING X 6G
Item #:N82E16814127963 OUT OF STOCK

EVGA SuperNOVA 850 GS 220-GS-0850-V1 80+ GOLD 850W Fully Modular EVGA ECO Mode Includes FREE Power On Self Tester Power Supply
Model #:220-GS-0850-V1
Item #:N82E16817438034

Intel Core i5-6600K 6M Skylake Quad-Core 3.5 GHz LGA 1151 91W BX80662I56600K Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 530
Model #:BX80662I56600K
Item #:N82E16819117561

CORSAIR Hydro Series H60 (CW-9060007-WW) High Performance W... Read more

A:Possible New Build Parts List, Looking For Suggestions

Describe the usage expected and the screen resolution?

PSU is ~400W overpowered for the current parts.

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Alright I'm building a computer for a guy and I need some suggestions on what to get. He has an old computer currently but wants me to build him a better one for gaming. He primarily plays Everquest but wants to be able to play some of the newer games such as Bioshock. His budget is around $400-500. Considering it is extremely hard to build a computer for that amount of money I would say that he could use some of his parts off his old computer to save on some money. I think that his case, HDD, and DVD drive are re-usable. I compiled a list of parts but I am in need of some more suggestions that would give me the best bang for the buck. Thanks in advance for your help and suggestions.

XFX GeForce 8600GT XXX 256MB
Rosewill RP550-2 ATX12V v2.01 550W PSU
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5400+ 2.8GHz

A:Computer build.. Need help finding the right parts.

For the 8800GT replacement, I know a deal on the MSI CA9654059 video card is $188.

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I figured I might as well come to the experts here at SevenForums for some guidance and support on finding parts for my new PC build. I'm working with a budget of $500. I've looked at Newegg and Amazon, trying to find the best deals, but I'm pretty lost as to what grounds to start on. I'd like to be able to run Windows 7 64-bit and play recent games like Diablo III and DotA 2 at max or recommended settings with no issues. I am excluding monitor, sound system, keyboard, and mouse from this build because I already have each of those items.

So, can someone help me find parts at a good price? :-) So far I only know what case I want, which is this one here:
COUGAR Orange Challenger Black Steel ATX Computer Case with 12cm COUGAR TURBINE HYPER-SPIN Bearing Silent Fans and 20cm LED Fan -

I still need: Mother board, HDD, PSU, Graphics card, Processor, RAM... Am I missing anything else? I think that's it.

A:Need help finding parts for new PC build ($500 budget)

I currently use a gigabyte H87-HD3 motherboard. Its really good.
Dual bios (UEFI)
all the bells and whistles! :P
Good value as well ?67

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Im new to these boards and to computers parts in general. I don't know whats the best for the price I want, and I don't really know if its even doable to have a great PC for around $650.

Here's my situation: I would like a Good all-around PC, good for gaming, but also good for media. The 650 is just for the CP itself, not the monitor, speakers, ect...I wan't something that will last a while.

For Hard drive space I want 100+ Gigs. For Ram I would like at least 512 MB. As far as the video card card, and processor/motherboard goes I have no idea what I want.

MODS/ADMINS:If this topic is in the wrong section please place it in the right one, as far as I could dermine this was the best place to put it in.

A:Help a Newb Build FIgure Out What Parts to get for a new PC between $600-700

I'll give it a shot. All this is from
Athlon 64 3000+ Retail Processor $148
Biostar NF4ST motherboard $84
1Gig Mushlin PC3200 RAM $80
Saphire 256mb Radeon X800 PCI-E video card $240
Maxtor 120 gig SATA 150 hard drive $81
Total $633 a very good deal.

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I figured I might as well come to the experts here at EightForums for some expert guidance and support on finding parts for my new PC build. I'm working with a budget of $500. I've looked at Newegg and Amazon, trying to find the best deals, but I'm pretty lost as to what grounds to start on. I'd like to be able to run Windows 7 64-bit and play recent games like Diablo III and DotA 2 at max or recommended settings with no issues. I am excluding monitor, sound system, keyboard, and mouse from this build because I already have each of those items.

So, can someone help me find parts at a good price? :-) So far I only know what case I want, which is this one here:
COUGAR Orange Challenger Black Steel ATX Computer Case with 12cm COUGAR TURBINE HYPER-SPIN Bearing Silent Fans and 20cm LED Fan -

I still need: Mother board, HDD, PSU, Graphics card, Processor, RAM... Am I missing anything else? I think that's it.

A:Need help finding parts for new PC build ($500 budget)

That case would take a pretty big chunk from your budget as it's only $500 and the case is $74, mind if I change it?

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I am planning a general use budget build around a Pentium G860 CPU.
What is a quality/cost effective motherboard for this that would do the job for a few years?
Also any recommendation for a graphics card?
No o/c, sli, xf,movies, etc.
Already have monitor(1440x900), mouse, keyboard, speakers
Thanks for your help, it is appreciated

A:Parts for Pentium G860 budget build?

For that CPU, I would say any motherboard that will fit your case.

The CPU has integrated graphics built in, do you want more graphical power than the integrated graphics has to offer?

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My budget is $1000 dollars. I have been looking at the new Intel i7 processor but the 2.66 ghz with 130w or the AMD Phenom x4 940 deneb 3.0 ghz 4x512kb L2 cache 6 mb

I am looking to make a fast gaming pc

I know the con with i7 is that you need to use ddr3 ram which is a con about it so idk. I am looking to get 4 gb of ram and a good graphics card for gaming....

Just post some suggestions in this budget with all the component I will need

Already have a monitor and keyboard

A:LF help to decide what parts to get to build my gaming computer

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ok so i have been doin my research and i feel quite overwhlemed, the way i figure it, it would be better to have several lists and weigh the performance to price instead of searching through the endless numbers and benchmarks to find the setup i want out of millions of possibilities, and you all undoubtedly know more than me about building a proper gaming rig​
what should i buy? a complete list of all needed parts (excluding OS) would be the most helpful if you wouldn't mind

i have a budget at the moment of about 800-1000 dollars
any help would be greatly appreciated


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This is my first build i have looked into it, I'm pretty sure i matched parts to each other fairly well i just want to be sure. I don't really have an established budget somewhere in the 500 to 600$ish range. I already have a monitor, usb mouse, and keyboard.

The one thing i have not selected is a psu i don't trust myself to calculate watts and iv heard on top of calculating you must double it if you want the capacitors to last and not age as much?..

As far as storage goes i'm probably going to get the fastest 7200 rpm 1tb hdd i can find

and soon but not at first get a cd-dvd rw combo drive and bluray-r or rw drive



Graphics card: (cause it has the 20$ mail in rebate and crossfire)



I will be running Windows 7 64 bit on it..
it will be used mostly for gaming and editing videos with Sony Vegas and adobe after effects

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A:First build, can someone double check parts and or suggestions?

for those parts above a 650w power supply will be ample but i would firstly advice more then one stick of memory so it will be faster, if you buy 2 (or 4 or 8 ect) sticks of memory it will run in dual mode and if you buy 3 (or 6) it will run in tripple channel
Your graphics card isn't crossfire, it only says crossfire ready so when you buy a second one it will work in crossfire.

I would advice looking at intel socket 1155 instead of amd

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Hi, I'm just starting to learn about PCs so that I can build my own. My only experience is that of upgrading the RAM on my PC a few years ago.
Now I have books on DIY PC building.
What I want is a PC with lots of video editing capability, so that, for instance, it doesn't take hours to render edited camcorder footage prior to burning it to dvd.
I've read that for video editing I'll need an Intel i5 or i7 CPU.
I've copied the ebay page title of this processor, which Im interested in only because it says i5. At ?164 it's a bit pricey.
Also on eBay there's a mobo at ?65, which I think is compatible with the processor.
I have no idea, really, what I should be looking for.
Any advice would be much appreciated

Intel Core i5 4590 Processor 6MB Cache Quad Core 3.7GHz CPU New Retail Box.
Asus Z97-P Intel Z97 Motherboard, S1150, DDR3, PCIe 3.0 (x16), M.2, D-Sub (VGA)

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And is it hard to actually build a computer.
I've had no experience building a computer before but I'm not bad with computers in general, I just really need to know what I need, where I put them and how do I get it working.
I've got a bit of a budget roughly £600-£750
someone help?

A:What parts would I need to build a good gaming computer?

What are you using the computer for? e.g. gaming (if so which games), video encoding or just general usage?
Does the budget include the monitor and peripherals and do you have any parts you're going to reuse (e.g. DVD drive, hard drive, case, etc.)?

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Im trying to buy/make a complete computer for roughly $650. i would use this mostly for gaming but also would have it partitioned to double as a linux server. thanx. Id prefer all the parts to be from newegg.


A:Can someone please tell me a good computer to build using parts from newegg?

Do you need EVERYTHING?

I.e., monitor, keyboard/mouse, windowsXP, case/psu etc.

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I just want to surf the net. No high-speed where I live, just dial-up and I do not game. I have no intentions of over-clocking the system. Would the following be a good system to build?

case - Rosewill TU155 (no SATA - whatever that is???)
processor - E2140 Allendale 1.6 GHz - LGA-775 socket - dual core
motherboard - MSI G31M-F
ram - crucial - 2x240 pin - DDR2 800
HD - ATA100 - WD400JB

Will I need a video card or will one be on the MB? Also, will the MB have a modem for dial-up? What would be a good CD or DVD burner?

Thanks in advance for any help,

A:first time build - please check my list of parts

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both are intel, one mother board is an ASUS P5Q PRO with a SSD hard drive (as) C:, an old GeForce 8800 GTS 640 MGB, with a Intel QC 6600. and 8GIG memory. I can not get it to install Windows of any kind, it will start win7, or XP, then stall out. Can anyone give me a hint as to what might be happening nothing is overclocked at all.



A:I have put together a bunch of old parts to build a third and fourth system

Just make everything is seated correctly and the cpu is not overheating.
Did you reset the bios on both of these? If not, I would do so and then try again.

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ok computer 1:

given to me (well bare bones, i added some parts):
Gateway Desktop
e6300 core 2 duo
4 gigs corsair DDR2 ram
320 gb hard drive
happauge tv tuner
radeon 1900xtx

dual core opteron 175...good stepping, currently running stock 2.2ghz
4 gigs ocz DDR memory
2 10k rpm raptor drives on raid
160gb storage
nvidia 9800gtx

basically here is my question, what would you recommend i do to make one really good computer and all the extra stuff can create a media center pc. overclocking is definately an option because i got my opty to 2.8ghz and it was stable. however i know the e6300 overclocks very nice...but it has crap for a motherboard in it (buying a new mobo isn't out of the question). from what i have heard, is there are mixed feelings, half saying overclocked opty is better other half saying buy a new mobo and overclock the e6300 (especially since it has ddr2 memory).

any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. i hope this post makes more sense than my last one which got kinda off subject.

OH ONE MORE THING, windows xp or vista? 32 bit or 64? dual boot? i am currently die hard xp only fan. however, every where i read vista seems to perform better with new games (IE age of conan, crysis, and other memory intensive games). i am very familiar with both and like the networking side of vista more anyway.

A:Topic Title: I have enough parts to build two machines...Need advice!

what no one? not even about what OS to use?

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