First time build - Need help reviewing parts list

Hello! I'm beginning to get into computer gaming, and I would appreciate help with reviewing my parts list to check for incompatibilities. I think everything should be compatible with one another, but I would like a second opinion before I proceed with buying parts. I'm particularly worried about the case, motherboard, and power supply all being compatible with one another. Any help is greatly appreciated.

COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced RC-932-KKN5-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Compucase Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119160

GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD3P LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128506

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139021

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
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072

EVGA SuperClocked 015-P3-1582-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130590

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533

SONY Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model DDU1681S-0B - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827118031
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  1. First thing most people around here will tell you is that the Samsung spinpoint f3 is just as fast as the WD black but cheaper. Something else is that by the look of that psu, you're not planning to SLI it in future but your board is good for it so why not get 2 x GTX 560ti instead, would be cheaper and a lot better.
  2. Just did a bit of research on SLI GTX 560 TI vs. a single GTX 580. Judging by the split reviews, I'm guessing that both are nearly the same. And if they're both nearly the same, I'd rather not deal with the hassle of installing two video cards (I'm still quite new at this). But would my PSU work with a single GTX 580?
  3. i agree....if you can afford the 580 stick to that.....

    yes 750w is plenty.....

    i like wd blacks.......id actually pair it with a small ssd and use the irst!!!

    you did get one thing wrong tho......2x560ti>1x580
  4. Donnerkeil said:
    Hello! I'm beginning to get into computer gaming, and I would appreciate help with reviewing my parts list to check for incompatibilities. I think everything should be compatible with one another, but I would like a second opinion before I proceed with buying parts. I'm particularly worried about the case, motherboard, and power supply all being compatible with one another. Any help is greatly appreciated.

    COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced RC-932-KKN5-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Compucase Case
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119160

    GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD3P LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128506

    CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139021

    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
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072

    EVGA SuperClocked 015-P3-1582-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130590

    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314

    Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533

    SONY Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model DDU1681S-0B - OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827118031

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advice

    You have a $180 board up there that can run dual vid cards, yet that 750w psu isn't going to cut it for dual 580's and it's over kill for a single 580. 620w - 650w for a single card, and 950+w for dual 580's so you have some headroom.

    I don't know your budget nor your intentions...gaming build I'm guessing...but is this for a single card set up or future dual card set up? Also spend another $2 and get a DVD writer, not just a reader only, like you have up there.

    You can cut some money off the case and take a look at the comparable Corsair 400R on amazon for $100 + free shipping and you can combo some things also to save money...cpu + gpu, psu + ram, etc...
  5. Why_Me said:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advice

    You have a $180 board up there that can run dual vid cards, yet that 750w psu isn't going to cut it for dual 580's and it's over kill for a single 580. 620w - 650w for a single card, and 950+w for dual 580's so you have some headroom.

    I don't know your budget nor your intentions...gaming build I'm guessing...but is this for a single card set up or future dual card set up? Also spend another $2 and get a DVD writer, not just a reader only, like you have up there.

    You can cut some money off the case and take a look at the comparable Corsair 400R on amazon for $100 + free shipping and you can combo some things also to save money...cpu + gpu, psu + ram, etc...


    You say overkill for a single GTX 580. Do I run the risk of damaging the video card with a 750w power supply? As for single/dual cards, I had planned on updating to dual GTX 580's sometime in the future, probably 8 months to a year from now. My plan was to upgrade the power supply when I purchased the second card. And yes, my intentions were for this computer to be for gaming.

    Other than the power supply being unnecessary for the video card, were there any other issues I should worry about? Such as motherboard or power supply not fitting into the case, etc.?
  6. no the card will only take as much as it needs.........

    and yes the card only needs 620......but.....

    figure in overclocking,,,2-3 hdd,,,4 fans,,,some pretty lights,,, and 6 things plugged in via usb and you'll be damn glad you went with the 750!!!

    also... based on your choice of case may i suggest this one instead for 60 le$$

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811553002
  7. Donnerkeil said:
    You say overkill for a single GTX 580. Do I run the risk of damaging the video card with a 750w power supply? As for single/dual cards, I had planned on updating to dual GTX 580's sometime in the future, probably 8 months to a year from now. My plan was to upgrade the power supply when I purchased the second card. And yes, my intentions were for this computer to be for gaming.

    Other than the power supply being unnecessary for the video card, were there any other issues I should worry about? Such as motherboard or power supply not fitting into the case, etc.?

    I would either drop down to a 650w psu which will leave you plenty of juice for o/c, drives, etc... but you can fit that psu in now to push two of those cards with some creative thinking. :)

    http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Carbide-Tower-Gaming-Computer/dp/B0055Q7BR4/ref=sr_1_3?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1317171605&sr=1-3 $99.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Corsair Carbide Series 400R Mid Tower Gaming Computer Case - CC-9011011-WW

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.732099 $683.98 - $35.00 Mail In Rebates
    CORSAIR Professional Series HX1050 1050W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Power Supply
    MSI N580GTX Twin Frozr II/OC GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157265 $154.99
    ASRock P67 EXTREME4 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    or....

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271 $124.99
    ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.723510 $263.98 FREE SHIPPING
    Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
    CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9B

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.696141 $67.48 $5 off w/ promo code EMCKAHH23, ends 9/28
    ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
    Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

    http://www.asrock.com/microsite/PCIe3/ <---- PCI-E 3.0

    http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=P67%20Extreme4%20Gen3 <----- ASRock P67 EXTREME4 GEN3

    http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=Z68%20Extreme3%20Gen3 <----- ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139008 <----- that same Corsair case on newegg
  8. Thanks for all the help and suggestions with this. Now, one final question. Would the original build I first posted work should I purchase all the parts and attempt to put it together? There are no incompatibilities with any of the parts? I seriously appreciate all the help I've found here, thank you.
  9. Everything will work together.
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