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Will this gaming pc build work??

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May 14, 2012 6:58:48 PM

Hello,
MoBo: ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3 Intel Z68 Motherboard

CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K 3.40 GHz Quad-Core

RAM: Corsair CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9 Vengeance 16GB PC12800 DDR3 RAM - 1600MHz, 4x4096MB, Non-ECC, Unbuffered

Graphics Card: EVGA 015-P3-1582-AR GeForce GTX 580 SuperClocked Video Card

Sound Card: ASUS Xonar Essence STX Sound card

Hard Drives: OCZ AGT3-25SAT3-120G Agility 3 Series Solid State Drive
Seagate ST1000DM003 Barracuda 1TB Hard Drive

Optical Drive: Asus BW-12D1S-U/BLK/G/AS 12x Blu-Ray Burner

Case: Corsair Obsidian 800D Full Tower Case - Steel, ATX, 4x 120mm Fan Ports, 3x 140mm Fans

PSU: Thermaltake TPG-1200M ToughPower Grand Power Supply



This will be my first PC build so i am not sure if everything is compatible with the motherboard. i am able to spend 2500$ tops so if there is something better please let me know. (i am not sure about the psu. if you can tell me how much i need that would be great. i am a gamer/video editor so i need the ram.)
and is the sound card worth the 170$
with the i7-2600k be woth it?

Many Thanks

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May 20, 2012 12:57:16 AM

This topic has been moved from the section Opinions and Experiences to section Systems by Pyree
May 20, 2012 1:06:46 AM

Get the 500R. It is benchmarked to have better cooling.
May 20, 2012 4:12:46 AM

You don't need that big PSU and I wouldn't worry about a sound card unless you are really into surround sound.

Try this:
PCPartPicker part list:
Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($349.99 @ Mwave)
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.90 @ NCIX US)
Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($157.55 @ Newegg)
Corsair XMS3 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($87.99 @ NCIX US)
Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($122.00 @ B&H)
Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.95 @ Mwave)
EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Newegg)
Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Corsair 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($74.98 @ Newegg)

Total: $1532.33
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)


Maybe move up to a 256gb SSD?

Not sure if you want to OC or SLI/CF in the future?
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