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Kinetic418

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Hi Guys,

I would just like to make sure that the part I picked are compatible. I know the parts aren't the best but I'm on a tight budget and need a new PC right now. Please have a look and thanks in advance! :D

Case http://www.tigerdire...9407&CatId=1844
PSU http://www.tigerdire...9407&CatId=1844
motherboard http://www.tigerdire...9174&CatId=7162
Processor http://www.tigerdire...1322&CatId=7342
Memory http://www.tigerdire...5538&CatId=4534
Storage http://www.tigerdire...8796&CatId=2458
Optical drive http://www.tigerdire...9307&CatId=1624

Will I need additional wires or components? (Won't need a graphics card).
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iammykyl

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Gday Kinetic418.
A few observations.

Link on this page for the memory test results, Your selected RAM is 1.65v I would stay with 1.5v for the Intel H61 (B3) > http://us.msi.com/pr...?div=TestReport
If using MSI Live Update for BIOS etc, make sure to update the utility first, > http://us.msi.com/pr.....ty&os=Win8 64

Give this site a go for pricing parts, > http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/k3Nx

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Your selected CPU is Ivy Bridge G1610 and this from MSI, "DDR3 1066/1333/1600* (*DDR3-1600 MHz is only supported with Intel® Ivy Bridge processors)", DDR3-1600 has not been tested on this board.

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Thanks for the feedbacks and links! Really appreciated it :)

So I have changed my RAM to this: http://www.tigerdire...8908&CatId=4534

Also, do you think that the power supply being on the bottom would be an issue? Will it heat up the floor? Also, is 450W enough?

Updated list:
Case http://www.tigerdire...9407&CatId=1844
PSU http://www.tigerdire...9407&CatId=1844
motherboard http://www.tigerdire...9174&CatId=7162
Processor http://www.tigerdire...1322&CatId=7342
Memory http://www.tigerdire...8908&CatId=4534
Storage http://www.tigerdire...8796&CatId=2458
Optical drive http://www.tigerdire...9307&CatId=1624
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Gday.
Your RAM is good.

do you think that the power supply being on the bottom would be an issue? Will it heat up the floor? Also, is 450W enough?


No problem with bottom mounted PSU, No heating problems. For your system, without a GPU, 350W TO 450w is good. You could install a Radeon HD 7750 or a GeForce GTX 650 Ti and still be OK.

I realize you are on a tight budget, but would caution against the case/PSU combo deal. The case appears to have no fans actually installed has no dust filtering. The PSU is very poor quality, very basic, Manual power selection, Not enough Molex Connectors, no PCI-e lead. not 80+.

If you have calculated your total price, including shipping. Please consider the suggested build.
A link is included to your selected RAM, but the price is not included in the displayed Total price.
> http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/1gpJA
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Many thanks for your time!

I will definitely switch the PSU and the case. Wouldn't want a PSU failure or some sort of explosion :lol:.

One last question (it may be a dumb one :P). If I need" a BIOS update prior to using Ivy Bridge CPUs", how would I update it before I install the processor?
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If I may chime in while iammyky is offline Kinetic418;

You cannot update the BIOS without having a CPU in place, having checked the MBs QVL (qualified vendors list) and if you look yourself your proposed CPU is listed as compatible without needing a BIOS update http://uk.msi.com/pr...?div=CPUSupport

Just a FYI, to upgrade the BIOS to allow for a CPU upgrade there must be an earlier compatible CPU fitted, this allows the new BIOS to recognize the new CPU when the earlier processor has been swapped out.
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Gday.
The upgrades are a very good decision. PSU not likely to explode, but a failure take out the MB/RAM/GPU.

One last question (it may be a dumb one :P). If I need" a BIOS update prior to using Ivy Bridge CPUs", how would I update it before I install the processor?


Not a dumb question, in fact, well spotted.
In this case, not a problem, the MB is (B3) BIOS upgrade to make it compatible is not needed. Other BIOS versions may be available to enhance the board even more or fix Bugs as well as drivers and utilities. > http://www.msi.com/p...#/?div=Overview Download the user manual to familiarize yourself with it.
A board that is not compatible need first, a Sandy Bridge CPU installed, update the BIOS then install the Ivy Bridge CPU, a real pain.
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Thanks for your help Phillpower2.
A bit behind at the moment.


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phillpower2

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You are welcome iammykyl :thumbsup:
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Thank you both for your insight and answers :) :thumbsup:
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You are welcome Kinetic418 :thumbsup:

Any further questions please let us know :)
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