Building a new computer, component compatibility


Apr 22, 2012
Hello, i want to build a computer for gaming, school, and every day use. This is what i have so far but i'm not sure if everything is compatible to eachother and if they will fit in the case i chose. Any advice or opinions would be helpful!!! thank you

HD - Seagate Barracuda 7200 500 GB SATA 6.0 Gb-s 16 MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive ST500DM002

Processor - Intel core i5 2500k

Optical Drive - Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE 22X SATA DVDRW Internal Drive (Black), Bulk without Software

Ram memory - G.SKILL 8GB (2 x 4GB) Ripjaws X Series DDR3 1600MHz 240-Pin PC3-12800 Desktop Memory F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL

PS - Corsair Enthusiast Series 650-Watt 80 Plus Bronze Certified Power Supply Compatible with Intel Core i3, i5, i7 and AMD platforms - CMPSU-650TXV2

Motherboard - Gigabyte Intel Z77 LGA 1155 AMD CrossFireX/NVIDIA SLI W/ HDMI,DVI,DispayPort Dual UEFI BIOS ATX Motherboard GA-Z77X-UD3H

Graphics card - Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2 GB DDR5 HDMI/DVI-I/Dual Mini DP PCI-Express Graphics Card 11200-00-20G

Case - NZXT M59 Classic Series ATX Mid Tower interior chassis M59-001BK (Black)

Monitor - ASUS ML228H 22-Inch Ultra-Slim Widescreen LED Monitor

I would also like to know if the components will come with all the necessary wiring etc..
You shouldn't have anything to worry about with wiring, usually the components come with what you need :)

As for compatibility, you should be fine as well, but are you building your rig now? Or in a week or two? If you're building/buying parts at a later date, I suggest you wait until Ivy Bridge comes out, as they're right around the corner.


Should be fine, but you also need a CPU heatsink (I recommend the Corsair H80) since the stock Intel is mediocre at best. You will need SATA cables (may be included with motherboard). Also make sure that you have a surge protector.


Feb 14, 2012

assuming windows of any type, Generally speaking, no. If your laptop actually came with a disk with the OS, which is likely the OEM specific restore disk, it will not reinstall without finding the OEM information in teh Bios.

If they did give you the full install disk, which would work, the product key would let you install but would recognize that the key was used before when you connect to the internet to validate, and lock your system down as a key which was used before, unless your system specifications are quite close between the laptop and the new system.

Then the hassle to call MS where they tell you you must purchase a new key for retail value.. yeah, new OS or if your feeling keen, you might do some Ubuntu or some other free linux build. Difficult to play mainstream games, but works on any browser based stuff.

So as stated earlier, probably want to just get the fresh OS, purchase an OEM disk (with key)(or key with disk), it costs less than retail, the only difference is it doesn't come in a fancy box.



I assume that you already have a keyboard and mouse? Also, you might want to make sure that your monitor comes with a DVI cable, if not you need one of those as well.