Is this PC build OK? need help

I would like to know if everything is compatible with each other.
The parts I have chosen:

MOBO: Asus Maximus Gene V € 172, 98

GPU: ASUS GTX 680 Direct CU II € 515,99

CPU: Intel Core I7 2600K € 272, 98

SSD: Kingston HyperX 3K € 119,90

HDD: Western Digital 1TB Black HD € 124,94

RAM: 8GB Kingston HyperX RAM €51,90

CPU cooler: Scythe Mugen 3 SCMG-3000 € 38,00

Case: NZXT Phantom 410 SE €155.00

PSU: OCZModXStream Pro, 700W €91,63

DVD drive: ASUS DRW 24B3ST - DVD±RW (±R DL)/DVD-RAM-station € 27,94

(I know it is quite a big case for such a small MOBO but I like it and I want to be able to upgrade to a bigger MOBO when neccecary.)
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  1. Yeah they're compatible however it seems like there could be some optimization done. please fill this in also
  2. Are you looking at ways to save money or don't care? Are you trying for a high overclock, some OC, or no OC? Gaming mainly or something else? All these things drive recommendations.
  3. Approximate Purchase Date: 11 july 2012
    Budget Range: 1400-1580
    System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming
    Parts Not Required:
    Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Alternate or just the cheapest, NOT Amazon (they don't deliver in NL)
    Country: the Netherlands
    Parts Preferences: ASUS, NZXT, Nvidia
    Overclocking: yes
    SLI or Crossfire: maby later, not now
    Monitor Resolution: 1920-1080
    Additional Comments: This is my first pc build. I know the case is quite big for the Mobo but I want to be able to upgrade.

  4. Sorry for late reply. I made a lot of optimizations. Your mobo was too expensive, as is the i7 for a gaming system. IMO the 680 isn't worth it over a 670. If you want to you can get the 680 though as I'm under budget still. The HDD you picked was also needlessly expensive when Seagate can perform about the same and it's a storage drive anyway, not exactly intensive use. With these changes I got you a higher quality, bigger SSD. I got a better PSU that's also modular and will run SLI later if you wish to.
  5. Thanks for all your replies.

    I used some of the parts that FinneousPJ listed but not all of them. (It differs too much from my prefference. I also think this 680 is worth it because I want a high end system that will last for years and this 680 is a lit better than the refference gtx680.)

    I'm going to buy:

    Asus Maximus Gene V
    ASUS GTX 680 Direct CU II
    Intel Core I5 3570K+cpu cooler+pasta (I found a deal for around 240 euro,
    Seagate Barracuda 1TB - 3.5inch
    8GB Kingston HyperX RAM
    NZXT Phantom 410 SE
    OCZ PSU: ModXStream Pro, 700W
    Samsung DVR DL 22X,
    Samsung 256gb ssd

    It will cost 1490 euro.
  6. I agree that the mobo and 680 will not add to your experience in any way, but if you get the parts you want and they make you happy then it's a winner.

    On a side note, most pasta is non-conductive so it should be OK to put in there. Just make sure it's not wet.
  7. Make sure it is a Z77 board. That PSU is a poor choice. Get one from XFX, Seasonic, Corsair.
  8. it is a Z77 motherboard.

    Why is the psu I chose a poor choise?
  9. ^it's OCZ,get xfx,corsiar,seasonic etc.
  10. What would you recommend for under 100 euro and at least 700 Watt?
  11. Euros, not dollars.
  12. ^i think he can search the same product on his choice of site :P
  13. Thanks for the help!

    This is the final list of pc parts then:

    Asus Maximus Gene V
    ASUS GTX 680 Direct CU II
    Intel Core I5 3570K+cpu cooler+pasta (
    Seagate Barracuda 1TB - 3.5inch
    8GB Kingston HyperX RAM
    NZXT Phantom 410 SE
    Corsair TX 750WATT V2
    Samsung DVR DL 22X,
    Samsung 256gb ssd

    ~1500 euro

    (some prices changed already)
  14. ^hyper tx3 evo is not a very good performer.hyper 212 EVO is a better deal,it's slightly more expensive but performs really well.
    why a m-atx motherboard?
    asus P8Z77-V PRO is a great atx board for it's price.gigabyte z77x-ud5h is another solid performer with similar price tag.
    you can save about $100~ if you go with the asus dcii 670,it performs better then a stock 680 and maxes out almost every game at 1080p.
    other things are cool.
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