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First Time Build - Are These Parts Compatible?

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June 22, 2012 12:54:15 AM

Hey,

So as you can probably tell from the title, I have finally decided to build my first computer this summer. I have chosen out some parts, but just want to verify that they are all compatible with each other. I would also appreciate any recommendations on getting a different part or if I'm overpaying for something.

Well, here are the parts that I have chosen:

Motherboard:
GIGABYTE GA-Z77-D3H LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Memory:
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-16GBXL

CPU:
Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I73770K

Graphics Card:
EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Power Supply:
Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-900 900W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Heat Sink:
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7

Hard Drive:
Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - Bare Drive

Case:
Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

That's about it. For the case, I was also looking at COOLER MASTER HAF 932 and Antec Nine Hundred Black, but decided to go with the one above since it's cheaper and has an air filter. I don't really care too much about the looks, and all of them seem to be well ventilated. Also, I was also wondering, when the hard drive says "Bare Drive," would this mean that I would need to get my own cables, or should I expect the necessary cables to come with the motherboard.

Well thanks if you actually looked through this. As I mentioned above, any recommendations are welcome. If i can get a much better part for slightly more, or get a slightly worse part for much less, I would definitely appreciate you telling me.
June 23, 2012 5:12:39 PM

Helpful things to know:

Are you planning on overclocking?
Are you hoping to use SLI and multiple GPU's in the future?

If no, or probably not to both of those I would say you have too much W on your PSU. I would maybe look at more like 650w or even 750w would be fine even with the above SLI and overclocking.
OCZ ZT 750w - save you some $, $90 after rebate, and is fully modular which you said you are more concerned about ventilation. Fully modular will help air flow in your case.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Here is a PSU W calculator that you could use to know how much you will really need. 750w would probably be your max.
http://www.thermaltake.outervision.com/#footnote4

The rest of your build looks really good. I too have eyed that case because of the amount of fans it comes with built in. You won't have to buy more. The coolmaster is a great fit too.

You probably just didn't include this but you will probably need an OS, Windows 7..., and some sort of CD/DVD. Both of which you might already have.

Out of curiosity, what led you to the 560 Ti above other GPU's? It's fine but just curious how you came to that as your option. You might be able to get more bang for your buck in a Radeon.

I haven't heard anything horrible about the noise levels of the OCZ 750w.
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June 23, 2012 5:53:42 PM

fill out the how to ask for build advice page please.

from what i know the zt750w is extremely loud and i wouldnt get it. a good unit for a power supply is a hx750w or a xfx xxx750w.

psu calculators are kinda bull$hit in my opinion as they can never factor in things properly. heres what i would do for a build

450w=single low end GPU with a regular stock setting CPU
550w= single GPU of any level (no dual gpu cards) and a midliy overclocked CPU
650w=2 lower end GPUs that requre only one power plug or a single dual gpu card + a overclocked CPU
750w= 2 single GPUs + overclocked CPU
850w= possibly 2 dual GPU + overclocked CPU
1000w=3 single GPU + overclocked CPU
1500w= 4 high end GPus + overclocked CPu
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June 27, 2012 5:03:41 PM

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from what i know the zt750w is extremely loud and i wouldnt get it. a good unit for a power supply is a hx750w or a xfx xxx750w.

I'm not a pro at understanding dBA charts but I think these to link comparisons put the zt750 and hx750 at a pretty close noise level. hx750 might idle 2dBA less but when in use they look about the same.

zt750w $90
http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1291/pg7/ocz-zt-s...
hx 750 $135
http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/corsair_hx750w/...

Do you guys have any added thoughts or insights into these to psu's.
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June 27, 2012 5:17:57 PM

the xfx xxx is made by seasonic who also make corsair's ax series of power supplys so i there is no going wrong with the xfx
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June 30, 2012 4:19:41 AM

Yeah, though it is $45 more than the zt, the hx seems to have much better reviews. The loud unstable fan volume seems to be a common issue coming up in many zt's. Not worth the $45 saved. It's hard to swallow the $45 but I might lean toward the hx as well, especially based on it's positive reviews.
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June 30, 2012 4:24:00 AM

And the TX750 V2 is better value.
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June 30, 2012 4:16:33 PM

Thanks for all the replies, but I already ordered my parts on the 23rd, so I didn't get to consider everything. I also asked on Yahoo Answers, and someone told me that if I got an SSD it would be very beneficial so I went with the Corsair Force Series GT 90GB. As for the power supply, I went with the original one since I didn't get to read all of the later posts, but I'm pretty happy with it since I got it for like $95.

Thanks for all the advice :) .
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June 30, 2012 4:33:59 PM

you made a bad mistake bro. a sandisk extreme 120gb is only 99 dollars and is much much better than the force gt
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