First time building

So this is my first time building a computer after having decided it would be more cost efficient. I just want to know if the parts are any compatible issues and any suggestions.

Intel Core i7-2600 BX80623I72600 Processor - Quad Core, 8MB L3 Cache, 1MB L2 Cache, 3.40 GHz (3.80 GHz Max Turbo), Socket H2 (LGA1155), 95W, Fan, Retail

MSI Z68A-GD65 (B3) Intel Z68 Motherboard - ATX, Socket H2 (LGA1155), Intel Z68 Express, 2133MHz DDR3 (O.C.), SATA 6.0 Gb/s, RAID, 8-CH Audio, Gigabit LAN, SuperSpeed USB 3.0

Western Digital WD1002FAEX 1TB Caviar Black Hard Drive - 1TB, 7200RPM, 64MB, SATA 6Gbs

Corsair CML16GX3M4A1600C9 Vengeance LP Desktop Memory Kit - 16GB (4x 4GB), PC3-12800, DDR3-1600MHz, 9-9-9-24 CAS Latency, 240-pin DIMM, 1.5V, Unbuffered, Intel XMP Ready

Cosair CSSD-F120GB3-BK Force Series 3 Solid State Drive - 120GB, 2.5", SATA III, 6Gbps

Creative Labs SB X-FI Titanium Fatal1ty Champ PCIe Sound Card (70SB088600007)

EVGA 02G-P3-1469-KR GeForce GTX 560 Superclocked Video Card - 2GB, GDDR5, PCI-Express 2.0 (x16), 2x Dual-Link DVI-I, Mini-HDMI, DirectX 11, Dual-Slot, SLI Ready, Overclocked

OCZ OCZ-ZX850W ZX Series Modular Power Supply - 850W, 80 Plus Gold, 140mm Fan, Active PFC, SLI & CrossFire Ready

Corsair CWCH100 Hydro H100 CPU Liquid Cooler - 120mm Fan, LGA775, LGA1155, LGA1156, LGA1366, LGA 2011, AM2, AM3

Ultra U12-40670 BLACK Edition Full-Tower ATX/mATX Case (3) 120mm Fans, (7) External 5.25" Bays, (5) Internal 3.5" Bays, Front Port USB, FireWire, eSATA and Audio, Tool-Free, Lifetime Warranty w/ Reg
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    If this build is for gaming switch the i7 to the i5 2500k

    get the Samsung F3 HDD

    Use the M4 Crucial SSD

    You dont need a sound card a good sounds system will do

    You dont need 16 GB RAM (unless you are doing hardcore visual effects take it down to 8GB for gaming dual channel)

    Go with the GTX 580 with the money saved if you are taking my advice

    Unless you are really into water cooling I would go with the Hyper 212 + for CPU cooling
  2. It appears that he built it for non gaming purposes. If not then +1 to the above suggestions. In terms of compatibility everything would work together.

    850 watts is overkill for one gtx 560 ti, I assume you may be sli-ing down the road? If that is so perhaps it is a gaming rig.
  3. yeah kinda hard to tell with the little info he gave us I hate when the stickies arent read, it would make it so much easier for me >.<
  4. Best answer selected by Desrow.
  5. Sorry for the little info, I mostly want to use this computer for gaming purposes but I also know that I will be doing a lot of graphic/video editing later on. Also would you know anywhere that would sell the samsung F3 hdd.
  6. HDD are kind of a pain in the ass to get right now, and they are expensive, due to the recent flooding in Asia. It is short term, cost hike. Probably can still find one for cheap during the black Friday deals, but no guarantees.

    That Samsung usually goes for 70.00 dollars.
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