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February 11, 2012 3:59:25 PM

Before I go out and plan on how I am going to buy my gaming build, can someone tell me if this setup will work and be compatible?

Motherboard: Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z/Gen3 Intel Z68

Processor: Intel Core i5 2500K

Memory: Corsair Vengeance 4GB DDR3

Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 560Ti 2GB

Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB

Power Supply: Corsair TX750

Optical Drive: Asus 24X DVD Burner

Case: Raidmax Tornado ATX Mid Tower Gaming Case ATX-238WR

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit

Thermal Paste: Arctic Silver AA-1.75G Thermal Compound Paste

Thanks.

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February 11, 2012 6:28:57 PM

Yes. You will need to add a PSU to power your system. Get a reliable ~500W-600W, at least 80+ efficient, Bronze from Seasonic, Corsair, or Antec.

edit: I see you have Arctic Silver on the list, are you going to get an aftermarket CPU cooler - maybe a CM Hyper 212+?
February 11, 2012 8:40:11 PM

treefrog07 said:
Yes. You will need to add a PSU to power your system. Get a reliable ~500W-600W, at least 80+ efficient, Bronze from Seasonic, Corsair, or Antec.

edit: I see you have Arctic Silver on the list, are you going to get an aftermarket CPU cooler - maybe a CM Hyper 212+?


Nope. I'm going with the one that comes with the CPU.
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February 11, 2012 8:48:24 PM

The only thing I noticed is that on Newegg's listing for that case, it doesn't have Micro ATX boards as compatible, which that board you have seems to be. I see other cases that list micro ATX in their compatible listing so you might be limited on screw holes or something with that case. I would recommend finding a full size ATX board.
February 11, 2012 9:27:44 PM

go with a haf 912 or a nzxt gama classic if you wana scimp because that raidmax looks like crap
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February 11, 2012 10:46:38 PM

storm slider said:
Nope. I'm going with the one that comes with the CPU.



No reason to get a K model CPU if you are not going to overclock it. If you are going to overclock you will need an aftermarket cooler. The Hyper 212+ or Hyper 212 Evo are good budget options.

Save a few dollars on the power supply. Unless you plan on adding a second card in Sli you only need 500-550 watts. If you do plan on adding the second card keep the one you have picked out.

Here is a very good power supply for $55 after rebates.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you plan on getting a cooler make sure the RAM you have picked out is low profile. 8GB is only a few dollars more and will help futureproof your build.

Low profile RAM. Also GSkill Ripjaws X is a few dollars cheaper and will also fit under an aftermarket cooler. Either way make sure it is 1.5v.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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