Will this gaming pc build work??

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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  1. This topic has been moved from the section Opinions and Experiences to section Systems by Pyree
  2. Get the 500R. It is benchmarked to have better cooling.
  3. 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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