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Am I Doing It Right? Newbie Looking For Help With Gaming Rig

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November 20, 2013 9:53:07 AM

So, I've got my parts together for my gaming rig. In total, the parts I can get from retailers and online stores just tops £1400 (as VAT is excluded for me!), not bad considering what I've got in it.

The thing is, I'm not too sure about the case. I'm not familiar with the dimensions as this is my first time building something like this, so I need something that can comfortably fit all the following components - doing it in the most epic style possible. My budget for the case is about £150 at maximum, preferably below.

Motherboard
Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H (Most sites refer to it as the SKT-Z77X-UD5H, correct me if I'm wrong)
CPU/GPU
Intel i7-3770k (overclocked to 4.3GHz at 1.25 volts, maybe higher)
Gigabyte nVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti Windforce OVERCLOCKED (HECK YES, full reference code: GV-N78TOC-3GD)
RAM
2*8GB Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz (full reference code: CMZ16GX3M2A1600C10B)
Storage/Optical
Seagate Barracuda (1TB, 7200rpm, full reference code: ST1000DM003)
Plexator SATA Black BD-R/RE/ROM 12X (full reference code: PX-B950SA)
Plexator 128GB MSATA (Optional, mainly for OS storage, full reference code: PX-128M5M)
Cooling and Power
Corsair HX650 80PLUS (A bit fuzzy on power req, please tell me if I'll need better, full reference code: CP-9020030-UK)
Corsair Hydro Series H90 (going overboard here? Full reference code: CW-9060013-WW)
Extras
Just a basic Asus PCE-AC68 Wireless Adapter (my rig is going in my room and the router's downstairs, so... And no, punching a hole through my floor isn't an option, as much as I'd like to)

If anyone could help me out, I'd be deeply grateful. Thanks!

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November 20, 2013 10:01:10 AM

First of..If you are a newbie don't just oc yet..
Make you system , test it make sure it runs smooth and stable..Give it some time..Then move to the OC part..
Now for the case..I was always a corsair fan and the Carbide 300R is a nice case..But of course there are many other appealing cases with the same price tag.
November 20, 2013 10:23:33 AM

kounelos said:
First of..If you are a newbie don't just oc yet..
Make you system , test it make sure it runs smooth and stable..Give it some time..Then move to the OC part..
Now for the case..I was always a corsair and the Carbide 300R is a nice case..But of course there are many other appealing cases with the same price tag.

I looked up on ivy bridge and it seems easy enough. Comes with 100MHz standard bus clock, and you tweak the voltage and core multiplier accordingly in the BIOS, according to this. I'll make sure the system's stable before I touch the BIOS, though.

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November 20, 2013 11:16:57 AM
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Correct me if I am - It is also a question to other people.

That motherboard he has up top the Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H. Isn't that a ATX for Full tower Case right?

NZXT Cases are cool especially Phantoms but i haven't bought one yet. Heard about it in one of my other posts i asked bout cases.
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