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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 :p 
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
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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.
May 24, 2012 3:50:35 PM

Well im not going to chick out from the cooling so non budget cooler is ok
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)
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
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
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.
May 24, 2012 8:54:40 PM

Can they keep the cpu cool if OC'd to 4.3?
May 24, 2012 9:17:47 PM

Yes.
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 :) 
May 24, 2012 10:17:41 PM

How about for the color scheme? any opinion?
May 24, 2012 11:00:45 PM

Should i use 650w or 750?
May 24, 2012 11:30:22 PM

For single, use 550W. For CF/SLI, use 750W.
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