Nov 16, 2012
Greeting people,
I just need expert to check on my build will it be compatible??

ASRock MB-970EX4 Socket AM3+/ AMD 970/ AMD Quad CrossFireX& nVidia SLI/ SATA3&USB3.0/ A&GbE/ ATX)

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition / AM3 / 3.2Ghz / 125W

Graphic Card
Sapphire ATI HD7750 1GB DDR5 128bit PCI-E Graphic Card (4895106262270)

Hard Disk
WD Blue 500 GB SATA Hard Drives ( WD5000AAKX)

Corsair Vengeance 8gb DDR3 1600MHz Memory Kit (CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9) Black

Optical Drive
Samsung 22x SATA Desktop PC Internal DVD-RW Drive (SH-S222)

Power Supply
FSP HEXA Series 500W ATX Power Supply (HE-500)

AeroCool Strike-X One Advanced USB3 Gaming ATX CPU Casing

Processor Coole
Cooler Master IC Essential E1 Thermal Grease (RG-ICE1-TG15-R1)

CPU Cooler
Xigmatek Gaia Intel&AMD CPU Cooler

System Cooler
ENERMAX T.B.Silence (140mm)

Sonic Gear Headset Krypton (HS900) M.Tequila

Mouse & Keyboard
Logitech G100 Black Wired Combo Gaming Keyboard & Mouse (920-003387)

Samsung 18.5' S19B150N LED Monitor (EAN:0201202231644)

Operating System
Genuine Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic 64-Bit OEM Operating System


There are a couple of things that could do with "adjusting".
You should use low profile RAM to avoid risk of clash with CPU cooler. Suggest Corsair CML, GSKill Ares, or Crucial Ballistix Sport.
Suggest you use CoolerMaster Hyper 212Evo for cooler.
Corsair possibly better for PSU.
You probably won't need any additional fans.
If you let us know your location (country) and budget, could possibly sort some better options/deals.


You're spending a lot of money on things that you don't need to be spending a lot of money on. For starters - the Xigmatek Gaia *SUCKS*. Too many loose parts, cheap thermal compound included, and the fans are a pain in the ass to attach to the heat sink. Go with a Hyper 212 instead, then you can drop the thermal compound.
For CPU I'd suggest the FX-6300 as it's a good low cost CPU compared to the Intel i3-3220.

I'd also suggest changing the RAM as well to something like the G.Skill Ares or Mushkin Blackline.