First time build

Hello you guys I have been coming to site for a few weeks for a lot of research on my new build I plan on ordering in week or so and I must say you guys have been great!

here is a preview of the build

Case: Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with Upgraded USB 3.0
Item #: N82E16811129021

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive Item #: N82E16822136769

GPU: EVGA SuperClocked 015-P3-1582-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support ... Item #: N82E16814130590

dvd/cd drive: LITE-ON Black SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model iHDS118-04 - OEM Item #: N82E16827106276

PSU: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power ... Item #: N82E16817139021

memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL9D-8GBXL Item #: N82E16820231455

MOBO: ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS Item #: N82E16813131790

CPU: Intel Core i5-2550K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Without IGP BX80623i52550K Item #: N82E16819115230

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM Item #: N82E16832116986

CPU COOLER: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel ... Item #: N82E16835103099

thermal compound: Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM
Item #: N82E16835100007

everything is from newegg, but I also have a few questions
1. will this case fit the hyper 212 cooler, and my gtx580
2. is the PSU enough for this build.
3. I dont need monitor, keyboard or mouse, but am I missing anything else here? .
4. ssd? I dont think I need one as im on a budget and will be fine with only 500gigs on the hdd.
5. what else might I need to complete the build I have magnetic screw drivers, rubbing alch, and clothe to clean off old paste..
If you guys could make any comments or suggestions please dooo! (huge concern of mine also, do all these parts work with eachother? After my own research I feel like everything is all good and looks powerful! but im a noob any insight is greatly appreciated!!
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  1. 1. Yes but get the evo cooler over the plus model
    2. Should be ok but consider an 850w
    3. Buy decent thermal paste, it's cheap enough (arctic silver 5)
    4. you can add an ssd in the future when you have the funds
    5. Id consider a 7970 over the gtx580, build looks nice though
  2. 1. Yes but get the evo cooler over the plus model
    2. Should be ok but consider an 850w
    3. Buy decent thermal paste, it's cheap enough (arctic silver 5)
    4. you can add an ssd in the future when you have the funds
    5. Id consider a 7970 over the gtx580, build looks nice though


    thanks alot will consider this greatly anybody else have any suggestions?

    the rig is going to be for gaming only looking to run diablo 3, swtor, and bf3.

    and is the 7970 better or just a thought?

    im thinking ill stick to 750w PSU also unless someone says it wont be good enough... do I need a wifi card or is that built in to this mobo nowadays? I know it comes with the ethernet connection port ( but thats not wireless)
  3. the build comes to about $1450 before taxes... getting excited for this beast!
  4. Macclan_06 said:
    1. Yes but get the evo cooler over the plus model
    2. Should be ok but consider an 850w
    3. Buy decent thermal paste, it's cheap enough (arctic silver 5)
    4. you can add an ssd in the future when you have the funds
    5. Id consider a 7970 over the gtx580, build looks nice though



    thanks alot will consider this greatly anybody else have any suggestions?

    the rig is going to be for gaming only looking to run diablo 3, swtor, and bf3.

    and is the 7970 better or just a thought?

    im thinking ill stick to 750w PSU also unless someone says it wont be good enough... do I need a wifi card or is that built in to this mobo nowadays? I know it comes with the ethernet connection port ( but thats not wireless)

    Yeah the 7970 is better and similar in price. you will need a wireless.card if your planning to go wireless... if its.online gaming your after, go for.something like the http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B004INVKP4/ref=mp_s_a_1?qid=1331150835&sr=8-1
    I use them and they are superb, far better than wireless and cheaper!
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