Pc Building. Are the ''guts'' compatible with each other?

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Thread Starter
Jul 17, 2011
Hi folks.

Well the time has come for me, to build my computer.

I have gathered all the materials, and the reason for this post is to ensure 100% that everything is compatible with everything, sorry if I am tirefull, I've probably made a million posts about different parts of the upcoming PC , truth is , I'm very nervous, this is the first pc i'm building on my own, and plus I'm just 14, So, I can't realy relly to myself if everything is compatible and ready for buying.

Ok, on with the materials.

Motherboard : Gigabyte GA-880GM-UD2H

CPU : AMD Athlon II X2 270 3.40 GHz

PSU : Corsair Gaming Series GS700 - 700 WATS

GPU : MSI GeForceGT 440 1 GB

RAM : Kingston ValueRAM KVR1066D3D8R7SK2/4GI - 4 GB

ROM : samsung SH-222AB - DVD Drives - ±R DL - Serial ATA

Hard Drive : Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000524AS - 1 TB

Case : CoolerMaster 430 Elite

That's pretty much it. I've tried to make a good gaming system with little cost, it's about 450-500 or so.

Any Help would be greatly Appreciated!

Nov 29, 2011
You might have gotten better response over here (if put in proper section), these guys are all about building your own comp for gaming:
anywho here is my take:

I don't know much so I googled everything yay! I'm sure you did too :3
I am bored I know

mobo ya:
http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3475#sp everything stems from here lolz
about your processor:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103953 incredibly cheap.. I mean for a 3.4 $69 dollars?? dang, seems like a good break, might need a different cooler though, reviews say it runs cool so maybe not.
Compatible with the mobo yay

To make it last longer aftermarket coolers are probably a good Idea, if you find a good efficient one that fits your case.
don't have any recommendations for that myself

about your psu:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpGLyyVR_jA < a guy unboxing it lol (what it looks like)

quote from a website:
"CX - entry level, very cheap units. Will meet all ATX specs.
GS - Gamer line. LED fans, higher wattage. Will meet all ATX specs at 40C. 3 year warranty.
TX - Overclocker/enthusiast line. Good price performance ratio. Better warranty (5 year)
HX - High-end line. Better efficiency (bronze or higher), better warranty (7 year), semi-modular cables.

As for the OEM, I believe the GS is a CWT without the restriction on all-japanese caps that the TX and HX have."

Seems good yo, enough wattage for an upgrade in gpu later. You could probably do with a 550, but might as well make sure.

bout' yo gpu:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127571 seems cheap (money wise) and good

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6DMwLXqTEk unboxing ya lol (see what it looks like really)
http://www.msi.com/product/vga/N440GT-MD1GD3-LP.html#?div=Feature manufacturer har

seems to be a good card, and that motherboard has one 16x slot that should work well for it if you can fit it
There actually isn't that much info for Ram on the mobo specs, so I guess that means that many are compatible..

about your ram:
I looked up the model you chose.. and it seems to be an incredibly expensive model from most websites, for no particular reason either..:/
or did I get it wrong? ~

i guess 4 ram sticks 1 gb each is expensive, unless you have a cheap source for it? or is that one of the tested Rams?

Here is one that looks fantastic but is sold out har: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428 I'm not sure if 'designed for intell' means it can't work for amd. I sure it would work well for it too, I mean why not..?

so here: 1333
but this is designed for intell as well: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231426

otherwise here 1600: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314
This one seems nice. 1600mhz is the fastest unoverclocked ram you can have I think. And for $50. Anything you buy online might not be compatible, and make sure you memtest it, but this ram should work for your mobo.

Do whatever you want of course~
I'm sure it's fine lol

1tb harddrives are hard to back up in my opinion so much space. If you need it you need it, though.

Your hardrive ya:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...ark=&IsFeedbackTab=true&Page=2#scrollFullInfo Kinda expensive.

about your harddrive: a lot of people are saying it arrived doa or quit after 6 or some months. But 300+ say it's 5 star so yeah it'll be fine hopefully. It is compatible, that mobo handles sata.

about your case:
unfortunately your product is deactivated at newegg, I'm sure you can get it elsewhere though
here are 3 reviews:
http://www.thinkcomputers.org/cooler-master-elite-430-black-mid-tower-case-review/5/ more neg then pos, says it's ok
http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1401/6/ more pos says it's good for it's price
http://www.techreaction.net/2010/06/02/review-cooler-master-elite-430/ "step in right direction"

mm It seems ok for those components. But a little more money might get you a better/bigger case that you can use to upgrade your parts later if you want.

I like the new coolermaster HAF ones 912 922 932 there is a full tower one, but that is $200 gah.
The 912 is probably twice as expensive as your 430 elite though. :/

aaaand that is all your stuff.

I made this as if you haven't bought everything yet heh heh heh


All of the stuff you picked seems to work with that mobo and the mobo seems good; except your ram, I'm not sure about that. Is it directly from the comparable list the manufacturer gives? If not, I would buy a cheaper one that gives you more ram per stick and is faster.

Unless you have 32 bit OS, but still cheaper and faster would work for 2x4 as well.


Thread Starter
Jul 17, 2011
...WOW, just wow, such a quick respond, and in so much detail.. thanks dude! I really appreciate it!!! Oh as about the ram, its not 4 chips of 1 gb each, its just 1, of 4 gigs. and it costs about 20 euros o.o, anyway, thanks a lot!!! :DDD
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