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Build parts compatibility final check! Buying in two Days!!

Are these parts compatible?


Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core $169.99
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing $29.90
Motherboard ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 $142.86
Memory G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 $46.99
Hard Drive Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM $72.99
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 570 1.25GB $259.99
Case NZXT Source 210 Elite (White) ATX Mid Tower $49.99
Power Supply Antec 550W ATX12V $63.99

If anyone could explain what to look for when looking at compatibility that would be great! :)

Thanks for your help in advance.
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  1. Yeah, they're compatible. Have you looked at HD7850s? What about Ivy 3570K?
  2. Cool, can you tell me what I have to look out for for compatibility?

    Sure I'll change that.
    I've heard Ivy Bridge OCs alot hotter though :/
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    For compatibility just make sure your motherboard and CPU share the same socket, the RAM is of the correct type and the PSU is sufficient. It's not electrophysics :lol:
  4. hahah yeah I guess it isn't.

    What do you mean by RAM is of the correct type btw?
  5. Need Help_71 said:
    Cool, can you tell me what I have to look out for for compatibility?

    Sure I'll change that.
    I've heard Ivy Bridge OCs alot hotter though :/

    You missed out on the full story mate. IB is only hotter past a certain OC. Anything above 4.2 GHz on IB is a waste anyway and at 4.2 GHz, they are not hotter.
  6. oh ok. Would the Hyper 212 EVO be enough to keep it cool at those frequencies mentioned?
  7. I mean it should be DDR3, 240 pin, 1.5V.
  8. ok thanks for your help :)
  9. Best answer selected by Need Help_71.
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