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Old 01-22-2013, 03:50 PM   #1
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Default What do you guys think of this build?

Im building my brother a new desktop and before we order all the parts tonight I was wondering if anyone had any input on this. What hes going to use the computer for is mostly sound editing and playing some games here and there like diablo 3. So here's the parts him and I picked out.
Motherboard: ASRock B75M-DGS LGA 1155 micro ATX
HDD : WD blue 500GB 7200 rpm
PSU: Corsair CX 430w bronze
RAM: Undecided, im trying to find a good compatible one, was wondering if we could get some help on that. I found some good 2x2GB ram thats compatible with it but its not on the websites list for compatible ram, not sure if I should go by that list strictly or not. Edit: Im thinking this Corsair ram, even though its not on the list. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145260
CPU: Intel i5-3470 Ivy Bridge lga 1155 3.2Ghz
GPU: Zotac Synergy edition Geforce GT 610 1GB
OS: Windows 7
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite white steel. Mid tower
CD drive: one of those cheap $20 asus ones, nothing important.

So, what do you guys think? Im guessing theres going to be some bottlenecking in between the GPU and CPU for this build. If you guys have any suggestions for changes that'd be great. Also neither of us plan on overclocking it, since were probably sticking with the stock cooler too.
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Old 01-22-2013, 04:40 PM   #2
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Definitely do NOT buy that old Corsair RAM - it's rated at 1.65v, which is not what you should use with Ivy Bridge. It's also way too much to pay for 4GB.

If you're on a tight budget, start with one 4GB stick of this Samsung RAM and then buy another one down the line, otherwise buy 2 sticks now: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820147094

Don't worry - it's compatible with your motherboard.

As for the GPU, I'm not actually sure that the Geforce GT 610 is faster than the built-in graphics on an i5-3470. Whatever the case, you definitely shouldn't buy it. Either use the built-in, or go for something higher-end, like this HD6570: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102994

As you can see, Diablo 3 isn't that demanding, but will not perform well on built-in graphics (or the Geforce GT 610): http://www.techspot.com/review/532-d...nce/page2.html
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Old 01-22-2013, 04:45 PM   #3
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What about these? and also thanks for the reply, ill look into that graphics card instead.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145251
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What about these? and also thanks for the reply, ill look into that graphics card instead.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145251
That Corsair memory will work, but I don't think it makes sense to spend $29 on 4GB of old, slow DDR3 RAM when you can get 4GB of faster, better Samsung RAM for $23. Basically, even if you don't think you need 8GB of RAM yet, you shouldn't spend $29 on 2x2GB of RAM now. You're buying a motherboard with two RAM slots, so 2x2GB configuration is a dead end.
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Old 01-22-2013, 05:22 PM   #5
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Ok, thanks for the suggestions. Im buying the samsung ram and that radeon graphics card for the build.
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It was seriously just discontinued. wow. how unlucky am I. I looked around for same speeds (1600) and same voltage (1.35v) And I found this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148660
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It was seriously just discontinued. wow. how unlucky am I. I looked around for same speeds (1600) and same voltage (1.35v) And I found this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148660
The Samsung RAM goes in and out of stock frequently. I assume it isn't actually discontinued. If you'd like to order something today, that Crucial RAM above will work, but it just so happens Crucial's higher-end version is on sale for a $1 less, so you might as well buy it: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148654
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Old 01-22-2013, 06:47 PM   #8
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I just ordered everything, I chose the ram you linked. Thanks
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