October 30th, 2012, 01:50 AM
Are these parts compatible?
Hello everyone. I am thinking of building a gaming pc ( for the first time ) and theese are the Compatible Parts (at least I think so )that i have chosen so far -
Case (60$) - COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
motherboard (100$) - ASUS P8B75-V LGA 1155 Intel B75 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
hdd (70$) - Western Digital WD AV-GP WD5000AUDX 500GB IntelliPower 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
memory (40$) - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
Graphics card (115$) - EVGA 01G-P3-1556-KR GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) FPB 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
CPU (130$) - Intel Core i3-3220 Ivy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155 55W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2500 BX80637i33220
optical drive (20$) - MSI 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM IDE DVD-ROM Drive Model DH-18DP
Power supply (75$) - Rosewill CAPSTONE Series CAPSTONE-550 550W Continuous @ 50°C, 80 PLUS GOLD Certified, Single +12V Rail, ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92, SLI Ready, CrossFire Ready, Active - PFC Power Supply
Monitor (160$) - ASUS VH232H Glossy Black 23" 5ms Widescreen Full HD 1080p LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 ASCR 20000:1 w/Speakers & HDMI and Apple Keyboard Cover
i would like to know if theese computer parts are compatible with each other, and also what fans/heatsinks i should look for. By the way i plan to buy theese things from newegg, so any information about getting better/cheaper alternitaves would be much appreciated.
October 30th, 2012, 10:22 PM
Not quite, the optical drive you listed is an IDE drive, but the motherboard you listed has no IDE ports on it. Get a SATA optical drive instead, IDE is deprecated.
Everything else looks compatible.
You don't need to buy a separate heatsink or fan, if you're buying a retail processor box it comes with one that will have thermal paste on it already.
November 2nd, 2012, 10:05 AM
As above really. The optical drive needs to be SATA. If you get an IDE one you'll need to get an adapter.
As for thermal paste, I would get some to be sure. I recently purchased a i5 2500k and the thermal paste that was ready on the heatsink was terrible. It was idle at 90C. Got some thermal paste an straight down to 40C it went.
Just a heads up.
November 15th, 2012, 12:10 AM
As i see that your most configuration is good. though i suggest you to have 256 bit color graphics card with 1 GB Nvidia that will improve your pc's gaming power.
Originally Posted by smithJames