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Hello, I am a YouTube video creator and I am looking to build a new computer used for recording games, like Minecraft, Skyrim, CoD, and Battlefield 3, I also need to be able to render videos at moderate speeds. I need to know if all of the parts I have chosen are compatible with one another. Oh, and by the way I am a new member, so if this post is not in the right forum, I apologize.

Anyways, here is the list of specifications I have so far and from where I plan to buy them, I am still currently looking for a good motherboard, so if you have any suggestions, i'd like to here them.

CPU: Intel Core i7-2600k Sandy Bridge

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7073159&CatId=6991

CPU Cooler: Corsair H80 Liquid Cooling

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181016&Tpk=corsair%20H80

RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233144

Case: Cooler Master haf 932 Advanced

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119160

PSU: Corsair Gaming Series GS800 800w

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139025

Graphics Card: EVGA Geforce GTX 570 2560MB

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130687

Hard Drive 1: Corsair Force Series 3 60GB SSD

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233223

Hard Drive 2: Western Digital Caviar Black 750GB 7200rpm

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136794

Hard Drive 3: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 7200rpm

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533

Thermal Compound/Paste: Arctic Silver 5

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835100007

Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986

Optical Drive: Asus 24x DVD Burner

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

If you find that a component is not compatible with the others please tell me, and again sorry if this is in the wrong forum and if I sound like a total noob.
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  1. You didn't mention what motherboard you'll be using.
    Other than that I think it's good enough. Maybe get a little more RAM just in case since it's kind of cheap
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  3. Want a few more opinions?

    You might want to jump on over to the Systems > New Build section of the THG forums where they handle about a couple dozen of these requests per day.
  4. Thanks for the tip,
  5. SSri said:
    Is there a specific reason for choosing i7 2600K?

    I would suggest i7 3700K..it costs $40 more than your i7 2600K. But it is worth the little extra.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116501

    You need a z77 motherboard either ASRock Extreme 6 or MSI Z77A-GD65,

    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/z77-extreme6-z77a-gd65-z77h2-a2x,review-32434-22.html

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130643

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157295&Tpk=Z77%20Extreme6

    If you can afford, please consider Corsair H100 ($115) or Noctua NH-D14 ($95) or even Cooler Master H612 ($50)


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608018

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181017&Tpk=Corsair%20H100

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103106&Tpk=Cooler%20Master%20H612

    As far as the Thermal Paste is concerned, it is either Arctic Silver 5 or Noctua NT-H1

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608008&Tpk=noctua%20paste


    Alright thanks for the suggestions, one for thing, what does the 3700k have that the 2600k doesn't?
  6. Mr15ization said:
    Alright thanks for the suggestions, one for thing, what does the 3700k have that the 2600k doesn't?


    This will answer your question.

    http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Core-i7-3770K-vs-AMD-FX-8150-and-Core-i7-2600K-CPU-Review/1537
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