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Compatability check

By lachie222
Jan 18, 2013
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  1. Mohammed ali

    Mohammed ali TS Rookie

    Wrong ram? its laptop ram you require desktop ram
     
  2. lachie222

    lachie222 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    alright thanks for the feedback would you also recommend another colling fan instead of the stock one with the cpu?
     
  3. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TS Addict Posts: 894   +173

    As Mohammed stated, you picked out the wrong RAM. You need desktop RAM.
    Here is some you can use

    You seemed to go from relatively good parts to terrible when you picked your PSU. I recommend the ones below. You never want to skimp on the PSU. It's probably the most important part in the build.
    Corsair TX650 ($89.99)
    Corsair TX750 ($109.99)
    Antec Neo Eco 620 (69.99)

    The other parts are solid. However, I personally would swap these parts
    GPU
    HDD
    CPU
    MOBO

    What exactly do you plan to do with this machine? People will be able to assist you a lot easier if they knew the purpose of the build. Because, depending on what you're using it for. I'd probably recommend knocking the CPU from a 3770K to a 3570K.
     
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  4. lachie222

    lachie222 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Im using it for gaming, and I chose different ram. thanks for the help though I will probably get the parts you mentioned instead.
     
  5. LukeDJ

    LukeDJ TS Addict Posts: 414   +112

    I'd definitely go wit ha different Motherboard, like the one Blkfx1 suggested.

    I see that you are in Australia from the postage locations. Might I recommend these websites to purchase your parts from other than Ebay:

    http://www.mwave.com.au/

    http://www.pccasegear.com/

    The Ebay prices don't seem to be very consistent ($370 for an i7-3770k!?!???!!)) plus postage will work out way more PLUS I wouldn't trust an Ebay dealer to take care of my $550 graphics card.
     
  6. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TS Addict Posts: 894   +173

    Alright, I suspected as much. I would definitely go with the 3570K over the 3770K. The 3770K isn't necessary for gaming when you can get the 3570K. It's much cheaper and will perform very well.
     
  7. lachie222

    lachie222 TS Rookie Topic Starter

  8. LukeDJ

    LukeDJ TS Addict Posts: 414   +112

    That's a very nice build :)

    The only thing I would change is the Memory, the 1866MHz version is only a few dollars more.
     
  9. lachie222

    lachie222 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks this is my first build and I wanted to make it a good one :)
     
  10. LukeDJ

    LukeDJ TS Addict Posts: 414   +112

    I just realized that you didn't include an optical drive in your build, was that on purpose??

    If not, then you can safely go with the cheapest drive you can find, as you'll probably only use it to install windows.
     
     
  11. lachie222

    lachie222 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Im just gonna use an optical drive from one of my broken computers it should do as it dosnt really affect perfomance
     
  12. LukeDJ

    LukeDJ TS Addict Posts: 414   +112

    Fair enough then, good luck :)
     


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