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Micro ATX System Build Compatibility and Suggestions

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April 15, 2012 12:55:28 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: soonish, 1-3 months maybe

Budget Range:Um no specific, max $1500 Australian Dollars

System Usage from Most to Least Important: used for gaming and photo editing

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: doesnt matter

Country: Australia

Parts:
Already have a brand new EVGA Gefroce GTX 580 1.5gb

Other Parts I am looking at:
Intel Core i5 2500K
LG CH12LS28 12X BD-R Blu-ray DVD Combo Drive
Crucial M4 SSD 120gb
Coolermaster Elite 341 mATX Case: going to have all optional fans: totalling 4
OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W Modular PSU
Not sure what DDR3 ram to use. Does anyone know which DDR3 of 2gb that would be good for use with the motherboard below?
Asus P8H67-M Pro motherboard

Overclocking: Maybe slightly

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe later

Monitor Resolution: N/A

Additional Comments: Don't think that there is anything that ive forgotten, except that I'm not using watercooling. Just want to know if everything will work together :)  Any comments or ideas are much welcome.
All help is very much appreciated :) 
April 15, 2012 10:27:39 PM

tassietim said:
might pay go abit more on the mb
pccasegear got some nice micro atx boards using z77 for about $40 more then what could get the Asus P8H67-M Pro
updated looking board from the Asus P8H67-M Pro
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...


Yea, that sounds like a much better idea. More bang for the buck. Um what RAM should I use? Any suggestions?
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April 19, 2012 2:45:52 AM

Ok, so this is the parts I have now:

CPU: Intel Core i5 2500K
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.ph [...] s_id=16531

DVD-Drive: LG CH12LS28 12X BD-R Blu-ray DVD Combo Drive
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.ph [...] s_id=18220

SSD: Crucial M4 SSD 128GB
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.ph [...] s_id=17685

Case: Silverstone TJ 08e
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.ph [...] s_id=17904

Power-Supply: OCZ Technology ZT Series 650W Power Supply
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.ph [...] s_id=19352


Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-M PRO Motherboard
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.ph [...] s_id=19917

Ram: G.Skill Ripjaws X F3-10666CL9D-8GBXL (2x4GB) DDR3
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.ph [...] s_id=16509

My only question is will they work together? are there any compatibility issues?
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April 19, 2012 3:58:03 AM

asrock z68 extreme3 gen3 or the extreme4 one, should be around 120bucks-180 bucks depending on which one.

get a better case. like theone up there with dargy13
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April 21, 2012 9:03:30 AM

case wise not bad but for cleaner lines and added cooler options
maybe think about
Fractal Design Define Mini
or
Fractal Design Define R3 Black USB 3.0
both coould use H100 (in define r3) or H80 series cooler (in either)
i dont see any issues with those parts
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May 1, 2012 8:38:21 AM

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