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Are these parts compatible? (First-time builder, gaming pc)

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February 29, 2012 4:50:50 PM

Hello,

I'm new to building, but I've done tons of research over the past few weeks and am slowly gaining confidence. Individually, I think these parts are solid - I'm just not 100% if they will all work well together.

My wishlist on Newegg is:
http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...


or here are the details:

Antec Twelve Hundred V3 Black Steel ATX Full Tower Unbeatable Gaming Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support FPB Video ...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX850 (CMPSU-850AX) 850W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active ...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 ...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Crucial M4 CT256M4SSD2 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Rosewill RCR-IC001 40-in-1 USB 2.0 3.5" Internal Card Reader w/ USB Port / Extra Silver Face Plate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9Q-16GBXM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

LG Black Blu-ray Drive SATA Model UH12LS28 OEM LightScribe Support - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
Model #:GFC-02050
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Extra facts:
No plans on overclocking just yet, maybe in the future
Plan to SLI another 560 ti in the future
May add sound card down the road if not satisfied with onboard audio
Games played: mostly Starcraft 2 and Diablo 3
Monitors: still deciding between dual 24s or dual 27s

Worries:Will I have all the cables I need, from the parts ordered (since the Blu ray drive is OEM, is there an extra SATA cable that comes with the mobo)?

Does everything work well together?

Should I get an anti-static wrist strap just to be safe, being a newbie?

Any important do's/don'ts of assembly greatly appreciated as well.

Also any advice on dual 24 vs dual 27 monitors appreciated (I feel like dual 27s might be overkill, and hard to play competitive SC2, but I could be wrong).

Thanks in advance!

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February 29, 2012 5:16:43 PM

If this build is for gaming, then make him to be for gaming ( on high and ultra).
Firts of all for a gaming PC 4GB RAM is enough, but for future proof buy 8GB , you don't need 16GB.
Motherboard ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $189.99 the diference a few minor conectivity ( USB and SATA ports)
Buy a 128GB SSD is enough for OS and games and buy a 500GB HDD for media and other stuffs from your PC.
And for the diference buy a better video card.If i have your budget ill buy a 7950 and you can add another in the future , because with a little overclock that card is close to 7970. http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/HD_7950_CrossFir...
Monitor : ASUS VS248H-P Black 24" 2ms HDMI LED Backlight http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


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February 29, 2012 9:21:35 PM

After researching, it turns out the geforce gtx 560 ti is more than enough to run the games I play (Starcraft 2 and Diablo 3) on Max settings. And when I can no longer run my games on max, at that point I can SLI another card.

Nice monitor though.
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February 29, 2012 11:17:24 PM

So are my parts good to go (can I order them and build, worry-free?) :) 
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February 29, 2012 11:22:57 PM

holy crap that must cost a fortune, oh, you probably wont need the wrist strap, they are pretty cheap but as long as you touch the metal part of the case frequently and arent someone who builds a lot (just because more chances to touch something u shouldnt over time, and if u build for other people they like safety assurance for their computer) you probably wont need it.

when u r assembling, be very careful with any mechanical hard drives, i had an ancient desktop (windows 98 era) and hit the top of the case when i was testing it (had just added a new fan) it just died. mech hdds are fragile, not nearly as much now with better tech and newer drives, but still goo dto be careful.

dont touch any gold colored pins on the ram cpu or gpu, doesnt usually do much if anything, but the greases and other stuff on human skin can do something it shouldnt, cant remember what, just dont manhandle your ram ok lol.

27" monitors would probably be overkill. especially because when u just that 3 inches, price goes WAY up usually, it went from $130 to $150-160 between 23 and 24 when i was shopping for one for my xbox 360 setup.

good luck, oh and som of my price guesses are just that, estimates, that is closest i can remember to what i saw WHEN i was looking, which was a little while ago.
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March 1, 2012 3:26:18 PM

mildgamer001 said:
holy crap that must cost a fortune, oh, you probably wont need the wrist strap, they are pretty cheap but as long as you touch the metal part of the case frequently and arent someone who builds a lot (just because more chances to touch something u shouldnt over time, and if u build for other people they like safety assurance for their computer) you probably wont need it.

when u r assembling, be very careful with any mechanical hard drives, i had an ancient desktop (windows 98 era) and hit the top of the case when i was testing it (had just added a new fan) it just died. mech hdds are fragile, not nearly as much now with better tech and newer drives, but still goo dto be careful.

dont touch any gold colored pins on the ram cpu or gpu, doesnt usually do much if anything, but the greases and other stuff on human skin can do something it shouldnt, cant remember what, just dont manhandle your ram ok lol.

27" monitors would probably be overkill. especially because when u just that 3 inches, price goes WAY up usually, it went from $130 to $150-160 between 23 and 24 when i was shopping for one for my xbox 360 setup.

good luck, oh and som of my price guesses are just that, estimates, that is closest i can remember to what i saw WHEN i was looking, which was a little while ago.


Awesome, thanks for the tips.
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March 1, 2012 4:12:27 PM

your welcome, good luck with te new computer! its going to be a beast :) 
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