Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

New build compatibility question

Last response: in Systems
Share
June 15, 2012 5:02:26 PM

Hey there I was just wondering if anyone could help me with some questions. I am planning to build a new 800-900 pound system, i shall post below what i plan to get so far and I wonder if anyone can tell me if the parts will all work fine together

CPU:
I5 3570k @3.4ghz overclocked too 4.3 ghz

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/29-4intel-core-i5-3570k-...

CPU fan:
Arctic Cooling Freezer 13

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/arctic-cooling-freezer-1...

Motherboard:
Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3h

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/gigabyte-ga-z77-d3h-inte...

Ram:
corsair vengeance LP 1600mhz

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/8gb-(2x4gb)-corsair-ddr3-vengeance-jet-black-lp-pc3-12800-(1600)-non-ecc-cas-9-9-9-24-xmp-15v

Powersupply:
Powercool PC850UM 850W

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/850w-psu-powercool-pc850...

Graphics card:
Nvidia 670 2gb Evga

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2gb-evga-gtx-670-28nm-pc...(x16)-6008mhz-gddr5-gpu-915mhz-boost-980mhz-cores-1344-2x-dl-dvi-dp-hd

Hard drive (SSD):
OCZ Agility 3 120GB SSD

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2gb-evga-gtx-670-28nm-pc...(x16)-6008mhz-gddr5-gpu-915mhz-boost-980mhz-cores-1344-2x-dl-dvi-dp-hd

DVD drive:
Sony AD-7261S-0B SATA DVW Writer Internal with Lightscribe

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/sony-ad-7261s-0b-24x-dvd...

Case(i already own the case i know probably not ideal):
Antec 300 midi tower

http://www.antec.com/demo/ThreeHundred/

These are all the parts i need/want to get at the moment i am just writing to make sure these parts are good/ compatible. I also wasn't so sure if the power supply had right connectors slash voltage for motherboard, CPU and graphics card. this system will cost me about £833 i really do not wish to go higher if they all work together. if anyone who know could reply i would be grateful :D  .








Related resources
June 15, 2012 5:28:01 PM

TheBigTroll said:
http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/abTI

this is a bit more than what you want to spend but it has a better graphics card (cooler) and a much better power supply.


thank for thebuild and yes that is too high for me thou i know gpu i choose is a bit bad it brought price down thou i did have a look at all parts thank you :D 
June 15, 2012 5:28:51 PM

cranked said:
Yeah it all works together.

That PSU is way overkill for what you got there. Something in the 550 range will do fine. I would get a little bigger for future expansion, but 850 is WAY too much. Look at something like this:
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/650w-psu-xfx-pro-series-...



Well i plan to overclock the 670 a bit as well the CPU so 650 is enough still ? and if so is my old power supply i currently use suitable connector wise and such ? and of a okay brand ? link below

https://www.overclockers.co.uk/show [...] =CA-043-OK
June 15, 2012 5:29:30 PM

if you are not to upgrade the system in the future, get a 650w version of the psu.
June 15, 2012 5:29:36 PM

From a compatibility point of view, you are ok.

From a quality and specific selection, I would make some changes.

A GTTX670 needs only a 550w psu. It would not be wrong to overprovision a bit, say to 600 or 650w.
I wouls stick with known good quality brands. My short list would include Antec, Corsair, Seasonic, XFX, and PC P&C.

I think the cooler has a 92mm fan. that makes it inefficient and noisy. Look for a tower type cooler with a 120mm fan.
The cm hyper212 is cheap and does the job.

I like the Antec 300 as a case, and it will fit any normal cooler or graphics card.

OCZ seems to have some issues as a SSD. Intel or samsung should be more reliable.
June 15, 2012 5:37:19 PM

Hi besaidbuster,

Your current build looks great! I am sure you will enjoy putting it all together!

There are a couple things I would change however:

1) The power supply you have picked out is quite a bit more than you need for this build (unless you plan on upgrading to SLI 670's)

Here is something more suitable for your needs, this powersupply is from an excellent vendor and will give you plenty of room to OC with your current build.

SeaSonic S12II 620 Bronze 620W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/620w-psu-seasonic-bronze...

2) For the SSD you will see better performance, 8GB more storage, at only 3 pounds more.

Samsung 128GB 830 Series SSD - Solid State Drive - MZ-7PC128B/WW

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/128gb-samsung-830-series...


Happy building,

Shinsiena
June 15, 2012 5:38:00 PM

And from a compatibility standpoint you are sound :) 
June 15, 2012 5:46:30 PM

geofelt said:
From a compatibility point of view, you are ok.

From a quality and specific selection, I would make some changes.

A GTTX670 needs only a 550w psu. It would not be wrong to overprovision a bit, say to 600 or 650w.
I wouls stick with known good quality brands. My short list would include Antec, Corsair, Seasonic, XFX, and PC P&C.

I think the cooler has a 92mm fan. that makes it inefficient and noisy. Look for a tower type cooler with a 120mm fan.
The cm hyper212 is cheap and does the job.

I like the Antec 300 as a case, and it will fit any normal cooler or graphics card.

OCZ seems to have some issues as a SSD. Intel or samsung should be more reliable.



after looking at your suggestion i repicked some parts if you could have look for me i would be most grateful :D 

powersupply:

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/750w-psu-antec-true-powe...

Hard drive (SSD):

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/128gb-samsung-830-series...

thu cpu cooler not ideal it is bundle and only other option on there is watercooling and i would rather avoid it as part bundle they test the overclock so i should hope fan while not ideal hold its own
June 15, 2012 5:57:33 PM

another quick question what are the actually connectors i am looking for on a powersupply for my Parts ? that are must have connectors
June 15, 2012 6:54:18 PM

besaidbuster said:
after looking at your suggestion i repicked some parts if you could have look for me i would be most grateful :D 

powersupply:

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/750w-psu-antec-true-powe...

Hard drive (SSD):

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/128gb-samsung-830-series...

thu cpu cooler not ideal it is bundle and only other option on there is watercooling and i would rather avoid it as part bundle they test the overclock so i should hope fan while not ideal hold its own


Good changes.
As to the cpu cooler, the one you are getting will be OK and better than the Intel stock. The 3570K is a very strong cpu, and I expect it to be loafing most of the time, even under load. an OC to 4.3 is not very stressful.
!