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[New Build]First Timer/Bottleneck and Compatibility Check

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January 1, 2012 8:34:05 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: Within a fortnight

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Movies, Word Processing

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: http://msy.com.au/ or http://www.pccasegear.com/

Country: Australia

Parts:
MOBO: ASUS P8Z68-V Pro Gen 3 LGA 1155
CPU: Intel i5-2500k
RAM: G.Skill Sniper 8G Kit(4Gx2) DDR3 1600
GPU: ASUS GTX-560ti TOP
CASE: Coolermaster HAF932
SSD: 60GB OCZ Vertex 3
HDD: Seagate 3.5" Barracuda 500GB ST3500413AS SATA3
PSU: Coolermaster Extreme Power Plus 700-watt
Other: TP-Link Wireless N PCI-E Adapter
Drives: LG SATA Black DVD RW


Overclocking: Yes (Low to Mild only)

SLI or Crossfire: No

Additional Comments:
-Are all the parts compatible and with no bottlenecking?
-Advice/suggestions in cheaper alternate parts while retaining similar efficiency is appreciated
-Any other precautions when building?
-Is the build future-proof?

Thanks in advance!

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January 1, 2012 10:09:00 AM

Excellent build, i especially like the mobo and the case! :) 
You should just change that PSU to a Corsair TX650 650W, and you're good to go.

And yes it is very future proof, because you can put Ivy Brudge CPU's in the future if the CPU becomes a bottleneck. (which surely won't in a while, that CPU is extremely good)
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January 2, 2012 12:37:23 AM

Thanks for the reply!

Would 650watts be enough to run the mobo, gpu and the whole rig?
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January 2, 2012 7:46:29 AM

Of course :)  Plus, that's a high quality PSU, so those 650W are guaratied to be delivered, and sticking in another 560 for SLI wouldn't be a problem.
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January 4, 2012 6:59:41 AM

Best answer selected by Tangy.
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