Buying this machine tomorrow! NEEDING a compatibility check!

So I am needing a compatibility check on the following parts, as well as some thoughts and/or recommendations :)

Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 FTW 1006MHZ 2GB 6.2GHZ GDDR5 SLI 2xDVI HDMI DP HDCP PCI-E DirectX 11

CPU: Intel Core i5 3570K Unlocked

Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G45 DDR3 SLI

Memory (RAM): G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24

Case: Coolermaster Haf 922 Mid Tower ATX Case Black 5X5.25 5X3.5INT Front Audio USB eSATA

DVD writer: ASUS DRW-24B1ST 24X SATA DVD Writer OEM Black

PSU: OCZ ModXStream Pro 700w ATX 20/24PIN SLI Ready Modular Cables 135mm Fan 80PLUS

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB SATA3 6GB/S 7200RPM 64MB Cache 3.5IN Dual Proc

(Not in need of: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, Operating System)

So? Is that it? Am I forgetting something? One main thing for me is the motherboard, and if it's compatible with everything else.

Thanks for reading!
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  1. Sounds like a pretty solid system build! I have the same CPU and case, and I'm loving both! I have the GTX 470, and I can tell you right now, since my 470 is still running games great, that 670 will kick some serious butt!

    I've had an MSI board before with my i7-870, and it never gave me problems. I went with ASUS this time (Sabertooth Z77), and it's a great board. MSI is a solid manufacturer from my own experience.

    The only thing I would highly recommend is looking into getting an SSD. It's one of those things where if you go SSD, you never go back - I've had mine for about a year now and I couldn't believe the difference in loading times for Windows; it's like night-and-day.

    You've got a solid build there! The motherboard should be fine.
  2. Much appreciated! Also, I haven't looked into SSD's in general, is there any good brands I should be looking out for or that you recommend? Thanks again.
  3. The build is okay. For SSD, here is what I recommend:

    But that is more of a personal preference. Here is a more comprehensive article to help you:,3194-3.html
  4. Awesome, so SSD is on the list. Thanks guys!
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