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I need a green light for my "rig"!

Hello! I am very new to the whole pc gaming thing because I am switching from console. I decided to build my own pc because it seems to be the best option by far. Of course i've been doing countless hours of research to learn as much as I can in such little time.

So I need all you pc enthusiasts help!!! I have a list of parts for my pc but, I don't even know if they will all work right together! So I will write all the parts I have, exactly how I see them and you tell me the things to change, move, or replace :D Thank you!!! (I havn't baught them yet)


-Cooler Master Extreme Power Plus-700W Power Supply RS700-PCAAE3-US

-EVGA GeForce GTX780 3 GB GDDR5 384 Bit, Dual-Link DVI-I, DVI-D, HDMI, DP, SLI Ready Graphics Card 03G-P4-2781-KR (Black/Silver)

-Samsung SH-224BB/BEBE 24X SATA DVD¡ÀRW Internal Drive without Software (Black)

-Versa II USB 3.0 ATX Case

-Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B Vengeance Blu 8 GB PC3-12800 1600mHz DDR3 240-Pin SDRAM Dual Channel Memory Kit

-Western Digital Black 500 GB 2.5-Inch 7200 RPM SATA II 16 MB Cache Mobile Hard Drive WD5000BPKT (Black)

-Asus LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard P8H61-M LX PLUS R2.0

-Intel Core i5-3570K Quad-Core Processor 3.4 GHz 4 Core LGA 1155 - BX80637I53570K
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  1. get a z77 motherboard as they have alot more features than the H61's and u can overclock on them. get a SATA III hard drive so things will load faster etc. other than that it looks good
  2. First off, the case won't house the graphics card. The EVGA 780 is 12.9 inches long whereas the case will only fit a 12.5 inch long card.

    Secondly don't bother to buy a k series processor without a z series socket 1155 board or aftermarket cooler, k series processors are for enthusiasts who will overclock and your motherboard and stock cooler can't do that, so it's wasted cash if you don't want to overclock (get a non k model) or wasted cash if you do want to overclock (new motherboard and CPU cooler).

    Thirdly, MicroATX boards are generally more expensive and have less features than regular size ATX motherboards. Their small size also make them harder to work with and can require you to re-arrange the motherboard standoffs in your case.
  3. Trenchcoat said:
    First off, the case won't house the graphics card. The EVGA 780 is 12.9 inches long whereas the case will only fit a 12.5 inch long card.

    Secondly don't bother to buy a k series processor without a z series socket 1155 board or aftermarket cooler, k series processors are for enthusiasts who will overclock and your motherboard and stock cooler can't do that, so it's wasted cash if you don't want to overclock (get a non k model) or wasted cash if you do want to overclock (new motherboard and CPU cooler).

    Thirdly, MicroATX boards are generally more expensive and have less features than regular size ATX motherboards. Their small size also make them harder to work with and can require you to re-arrange the motherboard standoffs in your case.



    Waiiit... I didn't know there were different types of gtx 780's :p What kind would you recommend?? I also just updated to the Intel Core i5-3550 Quad-Core Processor 3.3 GHz 6 MB Cache LGA 1155
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    itsRyanEh said:
    Trenchcoat said:
    First off, the case won't house the graphics card. The EVGA 780 is 12.9 inches long whereas the case will only fit a 12.5 inch long card.

    Secondly don't bother to buy a k series processor without a z series socket 1155 board or aftermarket cooler, k series processors are for enthusiasts who will overclock and your motherboard and stock cooler can't do that, so it's wasted cash if you don't want to overclock (get a non k model) or wasted cash if you do want to overclock (new motherboard and CPU cooler).

    Thirdly, MicroATX boards are generally more expensive and have less features than regular size ATX motherboards. Their small size also make them harder to work with and can require you to re-arrange the motherboard standoffs in your case.



    Waiiit... I didn't know there were different types of gtx 780's :p What kind would you recommend??


    There's loads and that's before getting into modifying them with watercooling and whatnot. Each manufacturer has a different designs (often more than one that varies in GPU performance) which will also vary the thermal dynamics in your case neccesitating more fans or perhaps noise dampening. Either way, your case doesn't have sufficcient length for any version of the card so that is priority number one.

    I can't recommend one as more research and a suitable case is needed.
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