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Are These Parts Compatible? (Unbuilt Gaming PC Set Up)

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April 3, 2012 2:57:36 PM

I am seeking advice before I build my first gaming computer and need to know if all the parts i have selected are compatible with each other. I also want to know if you think these are all reliable/decent parts and if i should consider changing anything. All advice and suggestions are much appreciated, Thanks!

Approximate Purchase Date: 6 weeks

Budget Range: $2500

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Movies, Music, Internet Surfing

Preferred Website for Parts: pccasegear.com

Country: Australia

Parts Preferences: CM Case & Fans, Intel CPU, AMD GPU

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments:

Should i wait for Ivy Bridge?

Do you think this is a good/suitable gaming setup for the price?

Will it handle games such as BF3 and Skyrim on max settings with decent fps?

Thanks in advance :D 


Parts -

Monitor: BenQ 23.6" 120Hz LED 2ms 10m:1 - http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 - http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

MoBo: Asus Sabertooth Z77 - http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

PSU: OCZ Fatal1ty Series 750W Modular - http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

CPU: Intel Core i5 2500K - http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Cpu Cooler: CoolerMaster V8 - http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD7850 2GB OC - http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

RAM: Corsair Vengeance 2x8 16GB DDR3 - http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

HDD: Hitachi Deskstar 2TB 7200RPM - http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

SSD: Patriot Pyro SE 120GB SSD - http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

SSD Drive Bay Converter: 3.5 - 2x 2.5'' - http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Optical Drive: Lite-On Blu-Ray Combo Drive - http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Fan Controller: NZXT Sentry 2 - http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Fan: 2x CM MegaFlow 200mm red LED - http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Fan: 2x CM 120mm silent red LED - http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Dust Filter: DEMCi Flex CM HAF 922 Filter - http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Mouse: Razer Lachesis V2 - http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Mouse Pad: Razer Goliathus Alpha control - http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Keyboard: Saitek Exlipse II Gaming - http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit - http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

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April 3, 2012 3:28:30 PM

looks good very nice build :) 
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April 3, 2012 3:38:54 PM

Real nice. My haf 912 came with the SSD adapter. I'm not sure if the 922 does. Look on youtube for that case you'll find out quickly. But sweet build regardless.
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April 11, 2012 10:22:39 PM

alvine said:
looks good very nice build :) 

Thanks =)
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April 11, 2012 10:24:06 PM

Chaz21 said:
Real nice. My haf 912 came with the SSD adapter. I'm not sure if the 922 does. Look on youtube for that case you'll find out quickly. But sweet build regardless.

I searched it on youtube and found that the case doesn't come with the adapter but they are cheap so not a big deal. Thank you for the feedback! :) 
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April 11, 2012 10:26:00 PM

You are spending $ in some items that should be spent on the GPU or PSU. The HAF 922 comes with enough fans. You don't need extras.
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April 15, 2012 11:58:57 AM

Hey, what do you think i am spending to much $ on? Yeah if all works well i might buy another HD7850 and use crossfire, will i then need a PSU upgrade, or is 700w enough? I am buying the fans, 1 because i like the red LEDs that go with the look of the case and 2 they are more powerful, and quieter then the stock fans (or so i heard). The 2x 200mm fans are for the side intake and top exhaust, the other 2x 120mm fans are for the bottom intake and back exhaust. So really I'm just adding the optional side and bottom fans and replacing the stock back and top fans.
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April 15, 2012 12:16:41 PM

knowlesy7 said:
Hey, what do you think i am spending to much $ on? Yeah if all works well i might buy another HD7850 and use crossfire, will i then need a PSU upgrade, or is 700w enough? I am buying the fans, 1 because i like the red LEDs that go with the look of the case and 2 they are more powerful, and quieter then the stock fans (or so i heard). The 2x 200mm fans are for the side intake and top exhaust, the other 2x 120mm fans are for the bottom intake and back exhaust. So really I'm just adding the optional side and bottom fans and replacing the stock back and top fans.

Themes can be nice. I'm surprised you didn't pick this PSU:
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
which will offer a bit more color to your build.
Keeping in mind that sometimes you can't use the bottom fan because of the PSU placement, the above PSU will still give you the look your after.
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April 15, 2012 12:26:34 PM

knowlesy7 said:
Hey, what do you think i am spending to much $ on? Yeah if all works well i might buy another HD7850 and use crossfire, will i then need a PSU upgrade, or is 700w enough? I am buying the fans, 1 because i like the red LEDs that go with the look of the case and 2 they are more powerful, and quieter then the stock fans (or so i heard). The 2x 200mm fans are for the side intake and top exhaust, the other 2x 120mm fans are for the bottom intake and back exhaust. So really I'm just adding the optional side and bottom fans and replacing the stock back and top fans.

Ahoy fellow Australian!

7850 crossfire would need minimum 600w, so 700 should do it just fine. http://www.amd.com/us/products/desktop/graphics/7000/78...

Nice build btw

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April 15, 2012 5:14:14 PM

Chaz21 said:
Themes can be nice. I'm surprised you didn't pick this PSU:
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
which will offer a bit more color to your build.
Keeping in mind that sometimes you can't use the bottom fan because of the PSU placement, the above PSU will still give you the look your after.

Wow, that does look like a dardy PSU. I'm suprised that i missed it too haha, i must have mistaken it for the 550w version and forgot about it. Well looks like I'l use this PSU now that ive checked reviews on newegg.com and all looks good. Looking forward to building this, Thanks again for the suggestion!
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April 15, 2012 5:20:16 PM

Best of luck with your build. :) 
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April 15, 2012 5:38:11 PM

Does anyone think i should get the new Ivy Bridge processors, or stick with the i5 2500k? Because I'm not going to start building for another 6 weeks so by then the Ivy line of CPUs would have been released. Also, does anyone know if they OC as well as the Sandy Bridge CPUs?
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April 15, 2012 6:27:42 PM

knowlesy7 said:
Does anyone think i should get the new Ivy Bridge processors, or stick with the i5 2500k? Because I'm not going to start building for another 6 weeks so by then the Ivy line of CPUs would have been released. Also, does anyone know if they OC as well as the Sandy Bridge CPUs?

No need to make your commitment now. See what the prices are like for both the Ivy's and the Sandy's at that time. You already know the value of the 2500k in overclocking even at today's prices. (cheaper would only better)
There may well be heat issues with overclocking the Ivy's. Time will tell.
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April 15, 2012 10:48:53 PM

Best answer selected by Knowlesy7.
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