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Is all this tech compatible in same case? New Gaming PC

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March 2, 2012 2:00:09 PM

This is my first time building a PC, form what I've found out this will work although the graphics card seems to be quite big.
Here's the list
Cool Master storm mid tower case
Intel Sandybridge i5
asus nvidia gtx 570
gigabyte SKT-1155 Z68XP-UD3 Motherboard
8GB corsair vengeance ddr3 ram
corsair tx750 power supply
1TB samsung hard drive
and a 64GB crucial ssd to put the OS on

Thanks 4 the help
March 2, 2012 2:19:28 PM

looks good, the psu is an overkill unless you are planning on SLI in the future
March 2, 2012 3:43:08 PM

That's definitely a solid build - I'm not the biggest fan of the CM Storm Scout - I think this would be a better case for the price: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Watch the tall heat sinks if you get the Vengeance RAM - get this instead: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And I'd personally get this over the Asus 570 - better brand, better warranty, better tech support:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Also add an aftermarket cooler if you're going i5-2500K: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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March 2, 2012 3:55:36 PM

Cool thanks for all the great advice guys think I'll go for a 700W instead and more, but I was under the impression that the intel heat sink fan would do, thought it was only really for overclocking :/ 
March 2, 2012 3:59:51 PM

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I was under the impression that the intel heat sink fan would do.http://www.filii.info/g.gif


Not if you're going to overclock. I've heard of reports that people have been able to take the 2500K to 4.5 on the stock fan but I'm not entirely sure how accurate those reports are. The Hyper 212 is not that big of an extra investment and it will prolong the life of your system.

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Cool thanks for all the great advice guys think I'll go for a 700W instead and more, but I was under the impression that the intel heat sink fan would do, thought it was only really for overclocking :/ 


The TX750 you have is fine - I wouldn't change it.
March 2, 2012 6:25:04 PM

cool, one more random question I've seen people put psu both ways round, so which way round should I put it
March 2, 2012 7:08:23 PM

If you don't have a sata dvd drive you may want one to install your OS. Its the only thing I see that is missing. Everything you listed should work together.
March 2, 2012 7:24:31 PM

oh yer sorry, didn't list that. I'm going to get a Sony AD-7261S-0B 24x Internal DVDRWRAM SATA Black Lightscribe just a cheap optical drive :) 
March 3, 2012 4:37:56 AM

crazyjolly said:
cool, one more random question I've seen people put psu both ways round, so which way round should I put it


I'm not sure what you mean by this - do you mean the PSU you chose or something different?

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oh yer sorry, didn't list that. I'm going to get a Sony AD-7261S-0B 24x Internal DVDRWRAM SATA Black Lightscribe just a cheap optical drive :) 


That's all you really need anymore - I like Plextor drives but those run like double what the competition charges - you're better off going with the cheapest you can get and then putting the difference back into the GPU.
March 3, 2012 5:18:56 AM

I meant he power supply unit I've seen people either put the output fan either up into the computer or down into the case. I don't think it makes a huge amount of difference. Thanks for all the help
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