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April 24, 2012 6:23:50 AM

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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April 24, 2012 6:25:11 AM

The Thermaltake Frio is a good choice! Everything looks great!
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April 24, 2012 6:26:00 AM

Unless you are using 3 monitors you will only need a single GTX 680
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April 24, 2012 6:29:28 AM

I am a sucker for a good deal.
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April 24, 2012 6:44:25 AM

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.
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April 24, 2012 6:51:30 AM

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.
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April 24, 2012 6:52:28 AM

Even at 5760x1200, a GTX 680 runs BF3 and Skyrim at 50FPS on Ultra constantly.
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April 24, 2012 6:54:53 AM

^ +1
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April 24, 2012 8:08:13 AM

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
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April 24, 2012 8:08:44 AM

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
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April 25, 2012 2:14:06 AM

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.
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April 25, 2012 2:38:36 AM

The PSU is enough.
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May 5, 2012 3:31:24 AM

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?
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May 5, 2012 3:33:54 AM

Its actually only an extra $20 to upgrade motherboard and $40 more in total.
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May 5, 2012 11:57:44 AM

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
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May 6, 2012 12:52:31 AM

Please need reply am ordering this afternoon!
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