Building a new computer in the next few weeks

This is my first time building my own computer. I've pretty much got all the parts finalized, just wondering if its all compatible and if there's anything I should swap out.

Case - COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197

Harddrive - SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185

CPU - Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072

DVD - Sony Optiarc CD/DVD Burner 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model AD-7261S-0B LightScribe Support - OEM
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827118040

Video card - XFX HD-697A-CNFC Radeon HD 6970 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150517

Power supply - SeaSonic X Series X650 Gold ((SS-650KM Active PFC F3)) 650W ATX12V V2.3/EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151088

RAM - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231445

Motherboard - GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3P-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128493

Heat sink - COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065
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  1. its all compatible but you should swap the samsung HD for a 6gbps 1 terabyte hitatchi deskstar it costs about the same but allows you to have 2x the speed of the one you chose for the same price.

    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822145520

    for graphics, this sapphire 6970 is an overall better card with a more solid
    reputation.

    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102915

    as for your power supply i would spend the extra and get this 550-650watt PLATINUM 80 plus power supply its the best there is.

    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817121080&Tpk=platinum%20power%20supply

    everything else is great,
  2. Are there any extra cables I would need to buy separately?
  3. sorry i didn't respond sooner please forgive me. i have used that GIGABYTE motherboard before and it came with a SATA cable for every SATA it had. so the motherboard will come with SATA cables to connect CD/DVD drives hard drives and other SATA devices.
  4. I was just thinking I might get an extra 6970 later, would my power supply still be good or should I get a 750w just in case?
  5. You will enough of power since that SeaSonic will provide over the specified wattage. 6970s in SLi can consume 500W max so the rest of your system is about 150W. It would be cutting it close if that wasn't such a great PSU.

    What resolution are you gaming at? For a single 1080p monitor a GTX 570 is cheaper and just as fast as the 6970
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7042719
    Didn't see .ca earlier.
  6. samrialj said:
    its all compatible but you should swap the samsung HD for a 6gbps 1 terabyte hitatchi deskstar it costs about the same but allows you to have 2x the speed of the one you chose for the same price.

    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822145520

    for graphics, this sapphire 6970 is an overall better card with a more solid
    reputation.

    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102915

    as for your power supply i would spend the extra and get this 550-650watt PLATINUM 80 plus power supply its the best there is.

    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817121080&Tpk=platinum%20power%20supply

    everything else is great,

    That Samsung H/D is quicker than that Hitatchi Deathstar, and 3gbps isn't even used to capacity let alone 6. It's a marketing ploy. Also 6970's Crossfired require a min. 750w psu not to mention that Kingwin 550w psu for $160 is nothing short of a bad joke. Now please stop giving bad advice on here. Find another forum to troll until you learn what's what.
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