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Compatibility Check Plz

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May 8, 2012 2:40:45 AM

This is the setup I would like to go with for my new build. I will be adding more to it when I recover from the cost of the initial build such as SSD, another video card, ect... Just want to get a check to see if all the components I chose are compatible. My main concern is the mobo matchup to the CPU I chose. Should I just get the non-OC model CPU for this board or does the factory OC on the k model actually matter that much? Well, anyways, here it is

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May 8, 2012 2:48:22 AM

For gaming, the i7 is not going to give you any benefits. Stick with the i5-3570k.

Unless you plan to run more than 2 GPUs in CF/SLI, get a Mid-Tower Case like the Carbide 500R. It is completely tool-free.

Get RAM without the heatsinks. Something like this..

If you don't plan on SLI, cut back the PSU to a 550W unit; something like this.

With the $ saved above, get a 120GB/128GB SSD like this, this or this. Those are the three most reliable SSDs on the market. Check out Tom's SSD Hierarchy Chart for their tiers.
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May 8, 2012 2:51:38 AM

Your advice is much appreciated!
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May 8, 2012 2:55:38 AM

So the MoBo was a good choice?
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