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Old 11-18-2011, 10:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Is this video card compatible with this motherboard?

The video card has a PCI Express 2.1 x16 and the motherboard is PCI Express 2.0 x16. Are they compatible???

The Video card:
Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100315L Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

The Motherboard:
Newegg.com - ASRock M3A770DE AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard
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Old 11-18-2011, 05:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Can someone rate this budget gaming build and check the compatibility of all the parts?

Okay, so I'm pretty sure everything is compatible, but I'm not 100% certain, and I would appreciate it if somebody would look at the specs for each part and check compatibility. Also, I am open to feedback for this build, but keep in mind I am on a fairly strict 600 dollar budget.

The Case:
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

The Hard Drive
Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500413AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive (I would rather have a better, faster, 1TB hard drive, but I can't afford it on this budget due to the inflation of hard drive prices. So this will have to do)

The Motherboard:
Newegg.com - ASRock M3A770DE AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard

The Video Card:
Newegg.com - 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

The Power Supply:
Newegg.com - Antec EarthWatts EA-650 GREEN 650W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

The Memory:
Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL

The Processor:
Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX

Optical Drive:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827135204

I am always open to suggestions and would love to hear them. But again, I am on a strict 600 dollar budget. This will also be my first time ever building a computer.....
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Old 11-18-2011, 06:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: Can someone rate this budget gaming build and check the compatibility of all the parts?

If you really want to find a route around the HDD inflation, try looking at the selection in nearby brick and mortar stores. They're a lot slower to changing prices.
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Old 11-19-2011, 02:06 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Default Budget gaming rig build!

Hello.I am looking for somebody to look over the parts I have listed and check their compatibility aswell as tell me what I can expect from thecomputer performance-wise and longevity-wise. Here isthe build:

1. Case: Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Storm ScoutSGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

2. Motherboard: Newegg.com - ASRock M3A770DE AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMDMotherboard

3. Processor: Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX

4. Video Card: Newegg.com - EVGA 01G-P3-1556-KR GeForce GTX 550 Ti(Fermi) FPB 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP ReadySLI Support Video Card

5. Power Supply: Newegg.com - Antec EarthWatts EA-650 GREEN 650W ATX12Vv2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC PowerSupply

6. Memory: Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) DesktopMemory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL

7. Hard Drive: [url=http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00461G3MS//ref=nosim/connorswebguidecWD Caviar Blue - SATA: Electronics[/url]

8. Optical Drive: Newegg.com - ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24XDVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16XDVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA ModelDRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - CD / DVD Burners

I amalways open to suggestions, but keep in mind this is a budget rig, my budgetbeing a strict 600 dollars. Also, this is my first time building (or for thatmatter planning to own) a gaming computer, or any computer other than alaptop for that matter. So any advice you may have for a newbie would bewelcome to my ears
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I like it, everything looks compatible to the board also. The board will support your processor, ram, and video card. Your in business man!
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Yes, they are completely compatible.
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@ jared 727, we don't need three different threads to answer your questions about your new build.
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