Building first High-End Gaming PC for $2018, is everything compatible?

Are all the parts here compatible with each-other? I'm ready to click buy as soon as I'm sure they are!
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CPU: Intel Core i7-3820 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($289.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X79-UD3 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($239.99 @ Best Buy)
Memory: Patriot Extreme Performance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($77.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Seagate SV35 Series 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($82.76 @ Mac Connection)
Hard Drive: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 650D ATX Mid Tower Case ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($110.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On ihes112-04 Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Acer G215HVAbd 21.5" Monitor ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Other: XSPC Rasa 750 RX240 Open Water-Cooler
Total: $1696.65
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-05-28 06:57 EDT-0400)
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    for a $2k build,i would suggest at least a 670.i am not a big fan of OCZ for power supply.better go with corsair TX750 V2, it is enough for 670 SLi and overclocks.
    other things are good.BTW,that's a sexy case ;)
  2. If i wanted to overclock the 3820, do you think it would be a difficult thing to do, as it's not k or x series so it isn't unlocked already? I was planning on overclocking both the CPU and both of my GPUs.
    and yes 7xxx and 6xxx cards overclock very well.
  4. Thanks. Also, you don't think that two crossfire 7850s overclocked can outperform a 670? I was thinking that the slightly extra money would be worth it.
  5. also I was trying to go with a modular PSU for around 100$
  6. yes but not by a good margin.but they will have a lot of disadvantages too.AMD driver support sucks,more power consumption and more noise is better to get a more powerful card then two weak can also upgrade you 670(SLi) in future.
  7. is the 670 easy to OC? and will it be bottlenecked by my CPU if I OC both?
  8. yes it's a very good overclocker and it will not bottleneck as both your cpu and gpu are very capable.
  9. Ok, as far as brands go for the GPU, Asus and Gigabyte are at 399.99 and EVGA is 419.99, which would you say is the better brand? Also, a $507 asus 680 is within my price range. I'd prefer the 670 but if the 680 sees a significant performance boost (100$ worth) then I don't mind paying the extra.
  10. evga has good customer service but reference cooler limits overclocking potential,better go with Asus DCII or gigabyte windforce x3.
    and gtx 680 is not worth extra 100 bucks.
  11. I think I'll go with the Asus DC2 because the gigabyte is out of stock anyway, and the overclocking is a must so that makes it an easy choice. I edited to update the post above, if you wouldn't mind giving it a quick look over, I went with a different corsair PSU then you suggested, same 750w but it was modulated instead. You're my last check before i press order :) So let me know if you think its ready.
  12. what corsair psu you selected?
  13. HX750 is a great unit but-
    it is made by CWT and TX V2 is made by terms of power supplies,Seasonic>all.
    TX V2 is a better value and modular unit hardly makes any difference.cable management is your talent not your power supply.
  14. I can totally respect that and I think I'll follow your advice because after all I'm a newbie, and you, the veteran seems to be very sure about this haha. I edited above to add a monitor as well, if you care to put any input on it I'd appreciate it as well, doesn't matter quite as much as the other components though!
  15. Why get that CPU over 1155?
  16. not a big fan of acer but Asus makes some great monitors.
  17. FinneousPJ said:
    Why get that CPU over 1155?

    i was going to ask the same question but then i thought maybe he wants LGA2011 for a *high end* build.
  18. hellfire24 said:
    i was going to ask the same question but then i thought maybe he wants LGA2011 for a *high end* build.

    I figured the LGA 2011 will last longer in the future. And I've decided to stick with that monitor only because I stretched the price to get a monitor at all and anything else really is too high. Thanks for all your input, I'm going to buy it :)
  19. Yeah but a LGA2011 with the 4 core is like a ferrari with a 2 liter 4 cyl engine :P
  20. ^all we are going to do is to throw a turbo in it(overclocking the cpu)and i am sure it will beat almost every other thing in it's class.
  21. It would make more sense to go with 1155 if you're buying a 4 core.
  22. i am big fan of 2500k for it's price to performance ratio and overclocking potential but sometimes it becomes personal preference.
  23. It may suck for YOU, but it has been 2 months since I built my PC and my 7950 has no issues with any games.
  24. Best answer selected by joegiants182.
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