Solved Compatibility Check? Tags: New Build Compatibility Systems Last response: July 12, 2012 5:20 PM in Systems Share DECL4N July 12, 2012 12:15:28 PM CPU - Intel i5 2500k MOBO - ASRock Z77 Extreme4 GPU - Sapphire RAdeon HD 6870 RAM - Corsair Vengance 8gb 1600mhz CASE - NZXT Phantom PSU - XFX 850w 80+ DRIVE - Asus DRW-24B5ST 24x HDD - 1TB Seagate Are these parts compatible? More about : compatibility check | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove manofchalk July 12, 2012 12:39:32 PM Yep, its all good. Just some general comments on the build. Overkill power supply. Get a 600W for single GPU, 750W for dual. Sandy Bridge and Z77 are compatible, but not optimized for each other. Get either 3570k or a Z68 board (preferably the 3570k). | Report abuse TheBigTroll July 12, 2012 12:54:17 PM corsair ram is a no no if you plan to install a heatsink. get gskill ripjaws or mushkin blackline ram instead. also, id get a p8z77-v LK board instead since asrock from what i heard was cheaping out on power delivery caps | Report abuse DECL4N July 12, 2012 1:17:09 PM Already purchased the 2500k just down to personal opinion and what 750w power supply would you recommend modular if possible for £85 or lower? | Report abuse Related ressources Compatibility Check Please - Forum Final Compatibility Check - Forum Compatibility check on first home build - Forum Final Build - Compatibility Check - Forum High-end Gaming build compatibility check - Forum Ask the community Publish DECL4N July 12, 2012 1:19:38 PM Also would a z77 board lower my performance compared to a z68? | Report abuse jemm July 12, 2012 2:19:52 PM Z77 boards are optimized for Ivy Bridge. Since you´ve got the 2500K, then get yourself a Z68 board. | Report abuse Best solution TheBigTroll July 12, 2012 3:45:29 PM DECL4N said:Already purchased the 2500k just down to personal opinion and what 750w power supply would you recommend modular if possible for £85 or lower? the xfx xxx 750w is around 96 pounds but it is more efficent and quieter than the standard 80+bronze. heres the link http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA... theres virtually no diference between the z68 and z77 chipsets other than the z68 is a bit older. either one works and is just as good. id go with z77 as the manufacturers tend to add more new features that the last generation didnt have | Report abuse DECL4N July 12, 2012 5:20:23 PM Best answer selected by DECL4N. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Systems>Compatibility Check?> Related ressources: ForumCompatibility Check ForumNeed compatibility check - purchasing within 24 hours. ForumFirst build compatibility check ForumNEED HELP CHOOSING GPU!!! ALSO, COMPATIBILITY CHECK ForumFirst Build Compatibility Check Please ForumGaming PC compatibility check ForumNew Gaming Rig l Need compatibility check + any advice! ForumComputer part compatibility check ! ForumNew Gaming System Build Compatibility Check ForumCompatibility Check Please ForumOne last compatibility check ForumSound Card & Speakers Compatibility Check ForumComputer Compatibility check ForumFinal compatibility check for my first build ForumCompatibility Check before purchase! More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !