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June 13, 2012 10:21:19 PM

Hello,

I was thinking about making my own PC.
Before I do I wanted to check if everything that I have chosen are compatible with each other.

CPU
Intel Core i7 875K (2.93GHz)
$310/£200

CPU Cooler
Cooler Mater DP6-9EDSA-0L
$11/£8

Motherboard
Asus P7P55 LX
$111/£72

RAM
16GB Corsair 2x8GB
£105

Case
Zalman Z7 Plus Black ATX Tower
$67/£44

Power Supply
Antec EA650 650W
$80/£52

Graphics
GTX 670

Hard Drive
Seagate Barrcuda 7200.12 1TB
£65

Optical Drive
Asus DRW-24B1ST
$23/£15

Operating System
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (OEM)/
(Professional???)
$100/£65

Keyboard
Microsoft Comfort Curve 2000
$15/£10

Mouse
Logitech MX 518
$36/£24


If anything isn't compatible are there any minor changes that I would have to make.


I was wondering if The case I have chosen has space for a SSD.

If there is I wanted to add this:

Solid State Drive
64GB

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June 13, 2012 10:45:21 PM

What is the purpose of this build?

And why are you buying an i7-875K?
a c 120 B Homebuilt system
June 13, 2012 11:02:13 PM

Ditto on what Cranked said, you understand the 875K is a 1st Gen Core (pre Sandy/Ivy Bridge) It costs as much as a Sandy/Ivy and its not going to perform quite as well.

Also, I wouldn't get a 64GB SSD as your primary boot drive, I wouldn't take anything below 120GB, as Windows is going to take a good 15GB of that, plus in NTFS format you'll lose about another 4 or 5GB. Doesn't leave much room for data/games etc.
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a b B Homebuilt system
June 13, 2012 11:06:52 PM

To add to what the other two said, there is no reason to have more than 8 GB of RAM if you're not intensively using photo rendering/ video editing software. For gaming, 8 GB is more than enough.
June 13, 2012 11:15:13 PM

What if i change the CPU to the Intel Core i7 3770K (IVB) and the RAM to 8GB Corsair 2x4GB as well as the motherboard to Gigabyte P67A-UD3. Would i need a new CPU cooler?
June 13, 2012 11:15:47 PM

And the purpose is for gaming.
a b B Homebuilt system
June 13, 2012 11:37:07 PM

CheckMate_001 said:
What if i change the CPU to the Intel Core i7 3770K (IVB) and the RAM to 8GB Corsair 2x4GB as well as the motherboard to Gigabyte P67A-UD3. Would i need a new CPU cooler?


For gaming, an i5-3570k is a bigger bang for your buck. Most games don't utilize the hyper threading that the 3770k features.

For IVB processors, it's better to go with a z77 mobo. A p67 would require a bios upgrade. Examples are:
AsRock z77 Extreme 4
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Gigabyte z77 D3H
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Asus P8Z77-V LX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

For a CPU cooler. These two are the most recommended.
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you don't plan to overclock the CPU an H77 mobo will do and go with an i5-3550 (non k series) CPU.
a c 120 B Homebuilt system
June 13, 2012 11:43:50 PM

For gaming, absolutely no advantage whatsoever of the i7 over the i5. No game on the market uses hyperthreading, and almost certainly NEVER will. Moornix has you on the right track, so I won't rehash what hes linking you.
June 13, 2012 11:47:01 PM

Thank you moornix. And the last questions. Is the case tat I have chosen big enough for the rest (Plus extra space just in case of an upgrade) and is the power supply enough?

Thank you in advanced.
a b B Homebuilt system
June 14, 2012 2:19:39 AM

CheckMate_001 said:
Thank you moornix. And the last questions. Is the case tat I have chosen big enough for the rest (Plus extra space just in case of an upgrade) and is the power supply enough?

Thank you in advanced.


I forgot to mention, you should get low profile RAM, because the CPU cooler may conflict with it. Corsair Vengeance is available in a low profile version.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Your case is large enough to expand, and can fit a small SSD.
Here's an alternative you can check out as well.
Cooler Master HAF 912
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The Antec 650W will be enough for your setup plus some overclocking. However, it will not be enough if you ever choose to buy another GTX 670 for an SLI set up. For that you'll need at least 750W.

Antec EA750W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CORSAIR Professional Series HX750 <- best one of these three
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


a c 120 B Homebuilt system
June 14, 2012 2:34:45 AM

I can confirm that standard profile Corsair Vengeance does not interfere with clearance on a CM Evo 212. Although the heatspreaders are largely useless, so get whatever is cheaper.

HAF 912s are decent cases, as far as SSDs, really you can stick them anywhere in the case. Since they don't have moving parts, in a pinch you could duct tape it somewhere lol.