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i will be building my first pc and i need help !I need help with my first pc! - will the parts below be compatible?

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October 5, 2013 6:46:14 AM

Zalman Z11 Plus
Club 3D Radeon HD 7950 - royalKing
Intel Core i5 3570K - 3.4 GHz - 4 cores
MSI Z77A-G45 Thunderbolt - ATX - LGA1155 Socket - Z77 - USB 3.0 - Gigabit LAN
Corsair Vengeance - 8 GB : 2 x 4 GB - DIMM 240-pin - DDR3 - 1600 MHz / PC3-12800 - CL9 - 1.5 V
OCZ ModXStream Pro - ATX12V 2.2/ EPS12V - 700 Watt
Seagate Barracuda - 1 TB - 3.5"
Samsung SH-224DB - DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM - 24x/24x/12x - Serial ATA - 5.25"

are 700w enougth - are there room in the case + airflow and will the parts work togther? :D 
October 5, 2013 6:49:22 AM

Its all compatible. 700W PSU is enough.
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October 5, 2013 6:51:06 AM

Everything will work fine together :) 
Only thing I would change is get a power supply from either Antec, Corsair, Seasonic or XFX. They make the most reliable power supplies but 700 Watts will be just fine.
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October 5, 2013 6:53:48 AM

OCZ has very good power supplys too.
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October 5, 2013 7:02:41 AM

i have heard that the grafic card it pretty big soo ... are u sure that it can be in the case? :D  - and are thoes little metal things that the botherboard sould stay on with the motherboard / case or do i have to buy them beside?
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October 5, 2013 7:06:29 AM

No all the screws and stuff like that come with the case, as for the video card fitting in that case you have 290mm of clearance for video cards and the video card you picked is 268mm long, so you will be fine.
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October 5, 2013 7:09:24 AM

mat take a look on parts picker. you may be able to get the newer haswell and mb for less money then the older i5. the brass screws are called motherboard standoffs the case vendor will have a set of 8 or nine in the bag of parts that come with the case. on the case is a tray for the mb. all you do is line up the mb on the tray and screw in the nine standoffs to line up with the nine holes on the mb. before you screw in the mb you have to push in the metal io shield on the case. you have to push with some force to line the mb up to the screws when you line the screws up put the four corners in first but not all the way. then line the mb up to the back of the case. to close to the back and your pci video card wont slide in.
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October 5, 2013 7:28:53 AM

No problem :) 
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October 5, 2013 7:34:45 AM

Since the OCZ failed I suggest you either go with a Antec HCG750M or a Corsair HX750. Both of them are semi-modular and are very high-end. They are also both around $100-$120.
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October 5, 2013 7:59:34 AM

They don't have that on their graphics card list but it's ok, it will work fine with your system.
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October 5, 2013 8:35:57 AM

i have seen on the webpage that my builld would only use about 350 watt.. so 750 sounds very overkill :D 
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October 5, 2013 8:48:27 AM

PCPartPickers wattage estimation is a bit off I think LOL. Plus having extra wattage allows for future upgrades.
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October 5, 2013 8:54:11 AM

With a single 7950 any good 550w(or higher) psu will work fine. If you want to crossfire later then you'd want a 750w or higher PSU.
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October 5, 2013 9:44:22 AM

i think i want to go with a 650 watt ill think that be fine :D  - btw some one earlier in the thread said that i sould find an other cpu and motherboard - a newer generation ill guess that why an other mb too - any suggestions at same price range?
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October 5, 2013 10:35:26 AM

There is not a big difference performance wise between the 3570k and the 4670k. The 3570k does overclock better and run cooler, but the 4670k has better power management, and the z87 chipset offers some advantage. The 3570k is still a very potent gaming cpu. For overclocking I would get a Noctua NH-D14 or Phanteks PH-TC14PE, but you will need lower profile ram as the heatsinks on the vengeance is too tall. You could also get the Corsair H110i and use the vengeance, but personally I'm not a fan of all in one water coolers. The 4670k is $5 more than the 3570k(in the states) and the MSI Z87-G45 is $10 cheaper than the Z77-g45. For a power supply I usually stick with Seasonic, XFX, and Corsair(silver, gold and platinum rated units).
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October 5, 2013 1:06:59 PM

i posted the info about the newer cpu is if your keeping the rig for a while the 1150 cpu and mb will give you one more cpu upgrade. the older 1155 mb is a dead slot. the x87 chipset has more sata ports then the z77 chipset and more usb ports.
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October 7, 2013 11:59:39 AM

so if i change my cpu to a 4670k and the motherboard to a msi z87-g43 it would be better? :D 
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