And please forgive me in advance for the stupidity of these questions....
1) Are all these parts compatible?
2) Is the PSU large enough?
3) Do i need to get any cables to connect any of the components or will they be included?
4) Any glaring omissions? Important parts i will need that are not on the list?
5) Do i need any type of network card?
6) Will this system be compatible with a 3d monitor and the nvidia glasses?
7) Should i add a sound card if i will be playing with surround sound headphones almost all the time?
Obviously i know i will need a case but assume that any full size tower will work with just about anything so i more concerned with getting the right components. But if anyone knows a relatively cheap one with good ventilation/cooling feel free to suggest it.
Thank you all very much in advance for the help, it is much appreciated.
Yes the components are compatible.
No you do not need more power.
I recommend that you add an SSD.
The WD Caviar Black is a good drive, but if you go SSD I'd opt for a cheaper green drive (Samsung or Hitachi) for storage.
Plan to pay extra for a 3D monitor.
Cables should be included with the mobo but if not they are cheap.
You shoud get an aftermarket CPU cooler.
I recommend the Corsair Graphite 600T case.
No network card is needed because a LAN should be on board the mobo.
I recommend a sound card to take the stress off the CPU & mobo.
Thanks for all the help everyone, I am definitely narrowing it down but i have just a few more questions...
First of all, I will be going with an ssd drive in addition to the HDD.
As for the gpu, i would love to go with an ati because of the performance to price ratio but gaming in 3d is an essential to me, so i have to go nvidia i believe. Correct me if i'm wrong.
Also i definitely see that the 560 ti sli is the better choice over the single 570 but now im wondering something else. The 560 ti is priced at $205, whereas the 560 is priced at $165, so i have 2 questions:
Is the ti version worth the extra cost? Also is a gigabyte or MSI card just as good as an EVGA even though they're cheaper?
Additionally, is 750W still enough power now that im going SLI?
And just one last thing. I believe the z68 is the mobo im going to go with but the problem is there are like 8 different variations to choose from ranging from $110 to $250. I think i figured out that x16/x8 is better than x16/x4 cause the 2nd card runs faster or something like that right right? But other than that the only difference i see is the more expensive ones say UEFI BIOS instead of touch BIOS. So what do u guys think would be better suited to my needs, between these 3 for instance, since i obviously dont want to spend more if something cheaper is all i need (the first one has 3 pci slots unlike most of the more expensive ones which i thought was weird.)