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Building $1600 gaming pc first time help!

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March 19, 2012 11:39:22 PM

Hello I have carefully selected the following parts for my computer

Asus P8Z68-V LX

Intel Sandybridge i7-2600K

Asus 1GB GeForce GTX 560TI

Asus TA-K51

8GB (2x4gb) G.Skill 1600mhz ripjawx

Corsair 60gb ssd to have windows 7 installed on to get fast boot times

Samsung SpinPoint F4 320gb for bulk of storage
Corsair gs 700

Sharkoon 1000 Silent Eagle x2 one on front of case and one on the back

Sony 24x Internal DVD Rewriter

My question is are all these parts compatible? Will 700 Watts be enough? Will there be enough cooling? Will there be a bottle neck? Finally are there any parts that are bad or bad value and should be changed?

Thanks
March 19, 2012 11:50:40 PM

The parts you have selected are all compatible. If you are just going to be gaming don't buy the i7 get a i5 2500K instead and OC it. And for your PSU you will easily run this system you could run this system on a 500W PSU without a problem.
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March 19, 2012 11:59:45 PM

That looks pretty good. A couple of suggestions:

1. Drop the CPU to the 2500K and invest the difference in upgrading your GPU to a Radeon 7870:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

2. Substitute this for your primary HD - the Force 3 isn't the best choice due to the problems the Sandforce controller Corsair uses. Try this instead: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

3. The extra case fans are pretty much a waste - put that money you'd be spending on the fans to upgrading your case to the Corsair Carbide 400R: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

4. The Corsair GS is not the best choice because of the OEM used - get this instead: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
March 20, 2012 9:27:37 PM

I have ordered the parts now s it no longer matters
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