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Old 04-28-2013, 04:22 PM   #1
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Default First gaming pc build...are my parts compatible?

How do I know if all the parts for my gaming PC is compatible with eachother?
Hi, I have recently taken an interest into building my own gaming PC. However, I'm confused by all the technical terms for the parts that I have gathered for my PC. I would like to know whether these parts I have gathered can function together or not. I'm welcome to suggestions about better parts for my PC build as well as a bit of education about the parts I have chosen. Any answers will be accepted, thanks! (Note: please notify me if I'm missing any parts for my PC)

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AZZA Solano 1000 Black/Black Japanese SECC Steel/Metal mesh in front ATX Full Tower Computer Case

GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD3H LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

SAPPHIRE 100358L Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card

CORSAIR TX Series CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Compatible ...

Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL

Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
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Monitor
Keyboard
Mouse
Optical drive
Soundcard (use onboard?)

I would recommend a small SSD for boot drive, it really makes your computer faster. No lag. Seagate HD for games.

Only 1GB videocard? I would go for 2GB, especially if you're running at higher resolutions
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they are all compatible.
what do you want to use the system for?
i can see it's not meant for gaming.
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also those TX corsairs are not in the same class as the HX. If you can afford the HX try and go for one of those. Longer warranty also
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they are all compatible.
what do you want to use the system for?
i can see it's not meant for gaming.
Thanks for the reply, can you suggest any changes to this build?

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Monitor
Keyboard
Mouse
Optical drive
Soundcard (use onboard?)

I would recommend a small SSD for boot drive, it really makes your computer faster. No lag. Seagate HD for games.

Only 1GB videocard? I would go for 2GB, especially if you're running at higher resolutions
Thanks for replying. I know what accessories (mouse, keyboard) I'll be getting. Though regarding the sound card, it only produces better sound. Since I'm gaming and not producing music, is it necessary to have a sound card?
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in that case you don't need a sound card. the sound are not gonna be better anyway.
you need to equalize the sound to optimize your speakers.

you say that you are a gamer.
in that case you need a better graphic card. the 7770 is a low end card not really meant for modern gaming.
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May I suggest this one Newegg.com - EVGA 02G-P4-3657-KR GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support Video Card, A lot of our member here use and recommend this one.
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only if you are on a budget for a gaming computer.
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only if you are on a budget for a gaming computer.
Yes or there is a cheaper different one EVGA 01G-P3-2632-KR GeForce GT 630 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card - Newegg.com, Have a look for your self Newegg.com - EVGA/Desktop Graphics Cards
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