Need Help with first PC Build!!!

Hi everyone this is my first post.
I am just about ready to order my first 'Gaming PC' and have done alot of research about the topic and almost certain all of the parts i have choosen are compatible and wont cause any bottlenecking:
ASRock Extreme 3 Gen 3
Intel Core i5 2500K
Thermaltake Frio
EVGA GTX 680 in dual SLI
Corsair Vengeance 8 Gb(2x4Gb) DDR3 1600 MHz
Seagate Barracuda 1Tb 7200RPM HDD
LG Blu Ray optical drive with 3D playback
Antec HCG-900 ATX12V v2.3 80 bronze SLI certified

Are all these parts compatible and is the PSU enough? please help have to order soon.
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  1. The Thermaltake Frio is a good choice! Everything looks great!
  2. Unless you are using 3 monitors you will only need a single GTX 680
  3. Quote:
    Swap your psu for this:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703027

    All you need.
    All else is fine.

    If only I chose that PSU as well. G-unit, in a way, convinced me on the 950W when he advised someone else to get it. :P
  4. I am a sucker for a good deal.
  5. So i am confused, I need a bigger supply or will that one do? And reason i am using 2 GTX 680's i because i am getting an Asus VG236H Monitor which does 120Hz 3D and from what i have read using 3D lower your performance so i want to do this with as little performance drop as possible.
  6. Outlander_04 said:
    Unless you are using 3 2560x1440 monitors you will only need a single GTX 680


    Fixed :D

    ...ntm the 2500k may actually hinder a pair of those cards.
  7. Even at 5760x1200, a GTX 680 runs BF3 and Skyrim at 50FPS on Ultra constantly.
  8. ^ +1
  9. So lets just straighten this out. My PSU is fine but CPU will bottleneck? I have read that a i5 2500K will not bottleneck SLI GTX 680's
  10. So lets just straighten this out. My PSU is fine but CPU will bottleneck? I have read that a i5 2500K will not bottleneck SLI GTX 680's
  11. And power supply is enough?
    Also the monitor i am getting is an Asus VG236H which doesnt have any headpone jacks and i plan on using my xbox 360 with it but how will i get sound? At the back of the monitor is 1 dual link DVI, 1 hdmi and 1 component input.
  12. The PSU is enough.
  13. Update to system:
    As with the release of Ivy bridge i am upgrading the CPU to an i5 3570K as it is a mere $20 more and the motherboard to an ASRock Z77 Extreme 4 also an extra $40.
    Is it worth the upgrade? and i am assuming every thing is still compatible, yes?
    Is a single GTX 680 enough to play games in 3D?
  14. Its actually only an extra $20 to upgrade motherboard and $40 more in total.
  15. Just really quickly need a YES or NO that all of the parts are compatible, i am ordering tomorrow!!!!!

    i5 3570K
    Thermaltake Frio cpu cooler
    ASRock Z77 Extreme 4
    Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3 1600MHz
    2x EVGA 2GB GTX 680's in SLI
    Antec HCG-900 900W power supply
    LG Blu Ray optical Drive
    Thermaltake Overseer full size tower
    Asus VG236H 120Hz 3D monitor
    Razer mamba wirless gaming mouse
    Razer Black Widow Ultimate
  16. Please need reply am ordering this afternoon!
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