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June 14, 2013 2:14:20 PM

Building a PC this summer and I want to know if all these parts work together, From my research i don't see any flaws but i want another opinion.

Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" SATA3 64MB Cache OEM Hard Drive

Intel Core i7-3770K Socket 1155, 3.50Ghz, 8MB L3 Cache, 22nm (Retail Boxed) Gen3

MSI Z77A-GD65 Socket 1155 Intel Z77 Chipset | Dual Channel DDR3 2800(O.C.) MHz, 3x PCI-Express x16 | GLAN, 4x SATA 3.0Gb/s, 4x SATA 6.0Gb/s, 2x USB 3.0, 4x USB 2.0 | DVI/VGA/HDMI, ATX

Corsair Vengeance Pro Blue 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600MHz CL9 DIMMs

LG (GH24NS95B) Internal 24x DVD-Writer, OEM| Black, SATA

ASUS N300 PCE-N15 PCI-EXPRESS ADAPTER, 300MBPS 802.11 B/G/N


ASUS (HD7970-DC2-3GD5) Radeon HD 7970 3GB GDDR5 | 925 MHz Clock, 5500 MHz Memory | PCI Express 3.0, Display Port, DVI, HDMI

IN WIN Dragon Rider Full Tower Gaming Case

Cooler Master Silent Pro M2 850W 80Plus Silver Certified Modular Power Supply

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June 14, 2013 2:23:23 PM

CPU cooler? You can't overclock well on a stock cooler and if you don't want to overclock you're spending too much.

SSD would be good too.
June 14, 2013 2:28:13 PM

"high end" but no SSD?

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June 14, 2013 2:48:30 PM
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Why the crazy high PSU? You need ~600W for that build. Unless you're planning to add a second GPU, in which case you should know that performance does not scale well with AMD GPUs.

And yes, if you're going to spend more than 1k on a build (IMO, even if you aren't), it should have an SSD as the OS drive. I recommend the Samsung 840 series.

Have you considered that if you invest in an LGA1155 board, a future CPU upgrade will require a new motherboard? The only new CPUs will be made for LGA1150 boards from now on, so consider going with the latter platform.

Also, just want to make sure you realize that a full tower is enormous and unnecessary for the parts you listed. People get full towers because they want huge motherboards, RAIDs with >8 HDDs, 3 x16 PCIe devices, all on a LGA 2011 platform. If you have 1 GPU, the largest you could conceivably need is a Mid Tower, and you could go as small as a Micro ATX Mini Tower or Mini ITX.
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