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June 19, 2012 2:50:47 AM

motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-Z77MX-D3H LGA 1155 Intel Z77

processor: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz

video card: GIGABYTE GV-R787OC-2GD Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB

optical drive: ASUS 24X DVD Burner

psu: CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS

hard drive: Western Digital Caviar Black WD5002AALX 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache

case: LIAN LI Lancool PC-K58W

ram: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB

i need to know if all these parts are all compatible with each other and i also wanted to know if ill need higher psu? :)  or if u guys have any suggestion please feel free to tell me :) 

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June 19, 2012 3:11:54 AM

You are setup for overclocking so make sure those RAM don't have heatsinks. They can interfere with some aftermarket coolers.

The 600W PSU is plenty for a single card setup.

Even though the 7870's have come down in price a little, I still think they are overpriced compared to the 7850 in terms of value, so if you need to shave some money there would be one place.

If you are overclocking, you need an aftermarket cooler.

I assume the purpose of the build is gaming?

And, to answer your question, yes those parts are compatible.
June 19, 2012 3:31:20 AM

yea it is for gaming, and do u recommend me getting the 7850 and if so which one and what aftermarket cooler should i get?
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June 19, 2012 3:35:04 AM

I am not saying don't get the 7870.

The 7850 can OC to at least match a 7870 at stock. All for $80-$100 less. You won't really need an aftermarket cooler for the GPU unless you plan to get nuts with the OC.
June 19, 2012 4:02:20 AM

what about the cpu cooler should i get an after market one or should i just use the stock one?
June 19, 2012 10:23:11 PM

You could use the stock fan for now if it isn't in your budget, then get one later when you plan to OC.

I would get it now if you can, just to make installation easier.
June 20, 2012 2:46:57 AM

I am not an expert, but I keep reading that the Corsair CXV2 is not so good. The first gen of Corsair CX were good but they lowered the quality of parts with the V2... (from what I've read, correct me if I am wrong). Anyway, if I were you I would at least get a 80+ bronze PSU in there.


Seasonic 520w 80+ bronze modular PSU - 59.99$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You can also look at Antec and XFX power supplies, they are also really good brands.

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