I'm building my own computer, are these all compatible?

Case - NZXT Phantom PHAN-001BK Black Steel / Plastic Enthusiast ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Mobo - ASUS Sabertooth X58 LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Processor - Intel Core i7-950 3.06GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor

Dvd - PLEXTOR Internal DVD Super Multi Model PX-L890SA

Multicard - Koutech IO-RCM621 All-in-one USB 2.0 3.5" USB 2.0 Front Panel Multi-format Card Reader with USB 2.0 Port

Blu-ray - LG Black Blu-ray Drive SATA Model UH12LS28 OEM LightScribe Support

Secondary HDD - Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARS 2TB SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Primary SSD - OCZ Agility 2 OCZSSD2-2AGTE60G 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

GPU - PNY GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) VCGGTX570XPB Video Card

RAM - Patriot Viper II Sector 7 Edition 12GB (3 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model PV7312G1600ELK

Power Supply - CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V v2.2 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

How do the above items sound? Anything I should remove from my list or add on? Maybe not get the "Green HDD"?

Any help is much appreciated!

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  1. I don’t see any problems with the build but I would advise you to take a look at the 2nd generation Intel® Core™ I5 2500K. The Intel Core I5 2500K should outperform the Intel Core I7 950 in almost everything and do so at a lower cost. If move up the Intel Core I5 2500K then make sure that you get a P67 or H67 based board and the memory is dual channel so you only need it in sets of 2 not 3 like on the X58 boards.

    Christian Wood
    Intel Enthusiast Team
  2. Yeah you might want to get the newer chip I5 or I7 2600k it will come out cheaper than 1366 which will be replaced with a new socket 2011.
  3. The consensus is you don't want i7-950/X58, you want i7-2600K/P67.

    Faster, about the same price, less wattage, more overclockable.

    ....but yes the parts are compatible. No you don't want a Green drive, you want Black or Samsung F3/F4.
  4. Ok awesome, so I'm going to take out the green HDD and switch it to a
    "Western Digital Caviar Black WD5002AALX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive "
    and change from the I7 950 to the
    "Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600K"

    How does that sound to ya'll? Also, any thoughts of something I should add in there?
    Will my motherboard handle the memory speed - I know that some of the newer Intel i7 generation processors have 3 banks of memory, and the memory frequency lowers as you fill the banks. For example - 3 banks with 4 slots each. First 3 banks filled = memory runs at 1333MHz. First and second bank filled = memory runs at 1066MHz. All 3 banks filled = memory runs at 800MHz. ALL memory, not just those in that 3rd or 2nd bank. Or will this mobo be able to handle it?
  5. You have to change your motherboard, since the i7-2600K is an LGA 1155 socket CPU, unlike the LGA 1366 socket i7-950. You'll also need to change the RAM to a dual channel set (pairs instead of triplets).

    I'd recommend a Samsung F3 1TB over the SATA III WD Blacks any day. They're faster and actually a little more reliable, and cheaper than the 500GB Black.
  6. Ok cool, so I switched the mobo to the
    "ASUS SABERTOOTH P67 LGA 1155 P67"
    I switched the RAM to the "Corsair Dominator 8 GB (2 x 4GB) 240-pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600" (Quantity 2) and I changed the HDD to the
    "Samsung F3 500GB" as you recommended (don't really need a TB...)
    Any other items that you guys recommend to add/change?
  7. What would you guys recommend for a CPU cooler?
  8. I love my Cooler Master Hyper 212+ (added a second fan). It's very well designed and is very inexpensive (~$30) for how well it performs. It can also handle OCs past 4.5GHz (with the second fan) in most cases.
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