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Building a PC: all the components good and compatible?

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June 16, 2013 7:27:03 AM

CPU: Intel i5 3570k 3.4GHz going to overclock to 4.0-4.2GHz ($219.99)
GPU: EVGA Geforce GTX 650 Ti Boost Superclocked 2Gb ($179.99)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ($134.99)
Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4 x 4Gb DDR3 1600 ($134.99)
Storage: Western Digital Black 1TB 7200 RPM ($94.99)
Case: Rosewill Blackhawk Gaming ATX Mid Tower ($89.99)
Extra Fan: Cooler Master 140mm Blue LED Case Cooler ($9.99)
Optical Drive: ASUS Black SATA DVD-ROM Drive ($18.99)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder Series 600W Power Supply ($69.99)
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit ($99.99)

Total: $1054

I just need to know if all these parts are decent and compatible, and if not what would you recommend instead. Top end of budget is around $1075. Thankyou
June 16, 2013 7:28:58 AM

I would get a cheaper i5 and motherboard to make more money for the GPU.

i5 3470 and an h77 motherboard.
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June 16, 2013 7:34:23 AM

you could cheapen the case, lose the fan, half and cheapen the memory, get a slower HDD (you'll be upgrading to an SSD for the OS soon won't you) and then get a better GPU, and you'll notice no negative effects.
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June 16, 2013 7:48:40 AM

Avoid the SC versions from EVGA as historically the SC has a very weak VRM with less phases than the competition. IIRC the SC has just 4 phases, the MSI has 5 and its only $140 for the 2GB version.

Get 2 8GB modules instead of 4 x 4 if ya want 16GB
$125 - (2 x 8GB) Muskin CAS 8 DDR3-1600 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ya paying $160 for case / PSU
This is a significant case and PSU upgarde and it's same price after 430 MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
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June 16, 2013 2:56:48 PM

*UPDATED VERSION*
CPU: Intel i5 3570k 3.4GHz going to overclock to 4.0-4.2GHz ($219.99)
GPU: ASUS GTX660 Ti 2Gb 192 Bit ($279.99)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ($134.99)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8Gb DDR3 1600 (free, comes with motherboard)
Storage: Western Digital Black 1TB 7200 RPM ($94.99)
Case: Rosewill Blackhawk Gaming ATX Mid Tower ($89.99)
Extra Fan: Cooler Master 140mm Blue LED Case Cooler ($9.99)
Optical Drive: ASUS Black SATA DVD-ROM Drive ($18.99)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder Series 600W Power Supply ($69.99)
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit ($99.99)

Total: $1019
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June 16, 2013 3:33:37 PM

kracer19 said:
*UPDATED VERSION*
CPU: Intel i5 3570k 3.4GHz going to overclock to 4.0-4.2GHz ($219.99)
GPU: ASUS GTX660 Ti 2Gb 192 Bit ($279.99)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ($134.99)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8Gb DDR3 1600 (free, comes with motherboard)
Storage: Western Digital Black 1TB 7200 RPM ($94.99)
Case: Rosewill Blackhawk Gaming ATX Mid Tower ($89.99)
Extra Fan: Cooler Master 140mm Blue LED Case Cooler ($9.99)
Optical Drive: ASUS Black SATA DVD-ROM Drive ($18.99)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder Series 600W Power Supply ($69.99)
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit ($99.99)

Total: $1019


Looks like you are good to go. :) 
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December 13, 2013 6:26:44 PM

Hi, OP here. So this build worked fine for about a month and then my ASRock board died. I replaced it with a MSI board and got more free ram with that board, and it has been running fine ever since. I am adding an SSD and another monitor, along with a mechanical keyboard in the next month. I have been really happy with this build, and haven't had any problems with the other components, so thank you all for the help!
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