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How is my build? + N00B Questions

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May 24, 2012 8:00:03 PM

Hi guys, I configured a build through IBUYPOWER(don't tell me to use some other company or build my one, i would use cyberpower but they dont have the case i want), and here's what it is. Btw, heres what I want in the system. Im going to probably overclock it, and my budget is 1000-1200. I'm going to mainly use it for gaming. Read until the end of post. I really appreciate responses and suggestions.

Case: NZXT Phantom 410 Gaming Case
Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-3570K Processor (4x 3.40GHz/6MB L3 Cache)
Processor Cooling: Asetek 550LC Liquid CPU Cooling System (Intel) w/ ARC Dual Silent High Perfornamce Fan Upgrade (Push-Pull Airflow)-The reason im getting liquid cooling is for 2 things. 1, Im going to end up overclocking my computer. 2, It's not going to be stored in an area with very good ventilation(in a spot inside my desk, with only a little opening for air, unless I find a better place to store it.
Memory: 8 GB [4 GB X2] DDR3-1600 Memory Module(Corsair Vengeance)
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti - 1GB
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 -- 2x PCI-E 3.0 x16, 4x USB 3.0
Power Supply: 800 Watt- Standard
Primary Hard Drive: 1 TB HARD DRIVE -- 32M Cache, 7200 RPM, 6.0Gb/s - Single Drive
Sound Card: 3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard
Network Card: Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100)

QUESTIONS(I KNOW THERE N00B QUESTIONS): Will my motherboard support the graphic card I choose? If I choose the ARC Dual Silent High Performance Fan Upgrade (Push-Pull Airflow), will it get rid of the liquid cooling?(I don't want that to happen) Did I choose the right memory type? I saw 1600,1333,and 1866. Is my power supply good? And, should I upgrade the Sound or Network Card? Last question, should I get 2GB of Graphic Card? It's 50 dollars more.


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May 24, 2012 8:23:09 PM

1.If you configured it on the IBUY website then it should all be compatible, it would tell you if it wasn't.
2. I am not experienced enough in liquid cooling to comment.
3. Your memory is good. You are not going to see much if any of a real world difference between 1333vs1600.
4. is Standard the brand of PSU? With power supplies go with a quality brand - Antec, Sea Sonic, Corsair.
5. Maybe a sound card if top quality sound is very important to you. I wouldnt get the network card.
6. 2G depends on what you are playing, resolution, and if you are using multi monitor setup. What is your monitor setup going to be?
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May 24, 2012 9:50:36 PM

Im going to be playing Team Fortress 2, Minecraft, Halo 2, Skyrim,CoD, and like Portal 2 and stuff. I don't think I will be playing Bf3, but I may change my mind. I just want really good fps and I want to play with high/max resolutions on those games.
May 24, 2012 9:51:23 PM

Refer to my post.
May 24, 2012 10:15:37 PM

azeem i would normally agree with you but OP said they didnt want to build it themselves .
May 24, 2012 10:26:35 PM

It's called having a computer store build it for $50.
May 24, 2012 11:27:00 PM

azeem40 said:
Refer to my post.

can you provide a link to your post?