Compatibility and accepting opinions about newbuild. Tags: New Build Compatibility Systems Product Last response: May 24, 2012 11:30 PM in Systems Share CuckooVids May 24, 2012 1:18:46 PM Hello guys im making a new build and would like to ask if all parts are compatible and what i should choose for cooling CPU:Intel i7 3770k MOBO: MSI Z77a-gd65 RAM: G.skill Ripjaws-X 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 CL9 1.5v Dual Channel Memory Kit HDD: Western Digital (WD) Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 64MB cache SSD: Corsair Force Series 3 60GB SATA III Solid State Drive (SSD) OPTICAL DRIVE:ASUS 24X DVD-RW DL drive GRAPHICS CARD: ASUS GTX 680 2GB GDDR5 PSU: Cooler Master GX750 750w Bronze Certified PSU CASE: Cooler Master HAF X Full Tower COOLING: Still waiting for opinions Maybe i should change the RAM or the Mobo for better aesthetics because i dont know how red will look on blue More about : compatibility accepting opinions newbuild CuckooVids May 24, 2012 1:20:32 PM Woops forgot to say i might overclock to 4.3ghz or 4.2ghz... from what i heard ivy bridge is pretty hot at 4.5ghz... Thanks for opinions and answers in advance CuckooVids May 24, 2012 3:25:37 PM anyone? Related resources Building my first, accepting assistance! - Forum Advice Required For NewBuild - Forum First newbuild in 4 years. Gaming and apps - Forum Unsure which to choose-help (and opinions ) please - Forum 2 builds under 3k, which one is the winner - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Silvune May 24, 2012 3:28:39 PM G.Skill sell RipjawsX RAM with blue on the heatspreaders. I can't think of any motherboards with a red colour scheme which are cheaper than the MSI Z77A-GD65. You could get the ASRock Z77 Extreme4 which is black itself, but would contribute to a black and red scheme. You should change the PSU because the Cooler Master GX series is not very good in general and the 750W versions are the worst ones out of the whole series. XFX Pro 750W Core Edition http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1750snlb... OCZ 750W ZT Series http://pcpartpicker.com/part/ocz-power-supply-oczzt750w You should change the HDD to this as it is much cheaper, yet it is faster, quieter and cooler: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200RPM HD103SJ http://pcpartpicker.com/part/samsung-internal-hard-driv... The Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus/EVO is the most popular budget air cooler around. CuckooVids May 24, 2012 3:50:35 PM Well im not going to chick out from the cooling so non budget cooler is ok CuckooVids May 24, 2012 3:59:52 PM How about SeaSonic M12II Bronze 750W 80 PLUS PSU or NZXT HALE82 750W 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular PSU ... (there is no OCZ 750 or XFX pro where i live) Silvune May 24, 2012 4:47:19 PM Where do you live? Yes those are two good PSUs. How about one of these: Noctua NH-D14, Prolimatech Megahalems (with your choice of fan or fans) Thermalright Silver Arrow, Thermalright Archon, Thermalright Ultra 120 eXtreme rev.C (with your choice of fan or fans), Zalman CNPS12X CuckooVids May 24, 2012 4:48:54 PM I live in egypt... oh yeahh all of the coolers you listed arent available here... (sucks) src: www.egprices.com Silvune May 24, 2012 5:50:12 PM I would choose between the NZXT Havik 120 or the NZXT Havik 140. If you want an AIO water cooler then I'd choose between the Antec Kuhler H20 620 or the Corsair H60. CuckooVids May 24, 2012 8:54:40 PM Can they keep the cpu cool if OC'd to 4.3? Silvune May 24, 2012 9:17:47 PM Yes. J_E_D_70 May 24, 2012 9:52:14 PM So will the 212 Evo for less. It's a budget cooler but there is nothing "cheap" about it. There's a reason it gets recommended by IT folks around the world. But, it's your build so get what you think looks good and enjoy CuckooVids May 24, 2012 10:17:41 PM How about for the color scheme? any opinion? CuckooVids May 24, 2012 11:00:45 PM Should i use 650w or 750? azeem40 May 24, 2012 11:30:22 PM For single, use 550W. For CF/SLI, use 750W. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources ( NewBuild ) Opinions on this budget SC2 PC Forum [ Newbuild ] Advice on gaming rig and parts compatibility Forum [ NewBuild ] About to buy, what do you think? Forum NewBuild COmments Please Forum High-End personal Workstation Guidance Forum Thinking about this new build...any compatibility issues? opinions ? Forum Gaming PC Build: $900 Budget Forum Help with my newbuild Forum [New Build] Economy Gaming $450 - Challenge! Forum MOBO with Phenom I accepting Phenom II? Forum Finally hitting a Microcenter! Should I buy these parts? Forum HTPC! Opinions Needed! Forum Thoughts and Opinions for my Build please. Forum Newbuild or Upgrade? Forum [Solved] About $1000 for a gaming computer Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !